School Arms - Cigarette Card

Posted by Berkhamsted Admin on 08 Nov 2023

Modified by Berkhamsted Admin on 09 Nov 2023

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Cigarette card reverse



Cigarette card






This collectable was No.19 in a series of cigarette cards, issued in 1906, entitled 'School Arms'. The back of the card gives a very brief history of the School, with a translation of the School Motto. WD & HO Wills was founded in 1786 and they were the first British company to issue cigarette cards. The first card, used for advertising, appeared in 1887. The first series of 25 ships appeared in 1895. Albums could be purchased from tobacconists for one shilling (5 new pence). 


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