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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Animalloys

I'm not much of a fan of modern mini cards but I do collect tobacco cards from time to time.  Here's one of my favorite sets, 1934 W.D. & H.O. Wills Animalloys.



Some examples:




This is the complete set in pages:


Play with the cards:


13 comments:

  1. That there is some classic fun!

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  2. Whoa those are just way too cool! Thanks for posting, had never seen anything like these.

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  3. That is the cutest opossum I've every seen. I guess it helps that it's not on the side of the road.

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    1. Must be some better looking English variety.

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  4. Interesting set. I've seen a number of Will's cards in the last 18 months since becoming more interested in pre-war. Have never seen these, though.

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    1. My feeling is that they're not super rare or pricey. I have a thing for the pre-war era in general.

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    2. I figured, as I am pretty much assured any time that I post something pre-war, I'm going to get an approving comment from you. It's always nice to read!

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  5. I've never seen those either. Pretty fun, although the weasel is freaking me out.

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  6. Very interesting set. I vaguely remember having a book when I was a kid that had three flaps with different animal body parts. Gotta wonder if the author stole his idea from these cards.

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    1. I have one with famous people. It even has Groucho! Couldn't find it yesterday or I may have shown it.

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  7. Those are really cool! Never seen them before though. That Alladillo looks hilarious!

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  8. Leoparos... Isn't that something from "Game Of Thrones"?

    (...says the guy who hasn't watched a single minute of GoT...)

    That's a very fun set! The more I learn, the more I appreciate British tobacco sets much more than American sets. They seem that much more fun. I also greatly appreciate the planning and artistic skill involved in having body parts from drastically different sized animals line up to a significant degree.

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