Wouldn’t it be interesting to find out how many non-sport and/or entertainment cards have been issued worldwide since the late 1800s? This is probably an impossible task but The London Cigarette Card Company, LTD has recently issued a 448 page catalog which combines former single catalogs for cigarette, trade and Liebig cards into one volume.
The book covers over 16,000 series and is nicely divided into five sections as follows: British Tobacco Issuers, Foreign Tobacco Issuers, Reprinted Series, Trade Card Series and Liebig Card Issues. With all that is covered in this book, there is not room for individual photos but there are 16 full-color pages of 148 illustrations. There are up-to-date prices in the book as well and you can view their site for ordering information londoncigcard.co.uk. The prices in the new catalog become effective 01/01/15. Orders previous to this will be charged 2014 prices.
Our friends in England do a wonderful job of providing non-sport card information from all over the world. The London Cigarette Card Company has been publishing catalogues for more than 87 years. We recently blogged about a beautiful book North American Tobacco Issues Part 1 – U.S. Nineteenth Century. This book was published by the Catophilic Society of GB Ltd. You may find some crossover in the two publications but the North American Tobacco Issues Part 1 is every tobacco collectors’ dream of the most information ever published on North American issues. Besides the 250 color illustrations, there is much historical information regarding early tobacco cards and illustrations of approximately 2,700 cards plus banners and albums. Non-Sport Update is the exclusive North American and Canadian distributor for this book and orders may be placed here.