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Author Topic: "SAFETY FIRST" cigarette card album insurance value?  (Read 2377 times)

CmdrVimes

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"SAFETY FIRST" cigarette card album insurance value?
« on: November 10, 2012, 12:58:34 PM »
Hi all, I'm looking for an insurance value of a "SAFETY FIRST - An album to contain a series of cigarette cards of national importance" it has 9 spaces with no cards in.. :-)

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Cedric1812

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Re: "SAFETY FIRST" cigarette card album insurance value?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 04:02:35 PM »
Hi,

I would say around £2 perhaps. They're really common sadly.

Sam
Always interested in buying rare bird cards and general reference material (books, magazines etc.)

CmdrVimes

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Re: "SAFETY FIRST" cigarette card album insurance value?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2012, 08:37:35 PM »
Nope, not sad, I'm only after values for insurance purposes. :-) so, the whole thing is worth £2 ?  :)

Cedric1812

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Re: "SAFETY FIRST" cigarette card album insurance value?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2012, 09:22:47 PM »
Yes the whole thing. The set was issued as a set of 50 by WD & HO Wills in 1934 and in large numbers. It's a really nice set but if you look on eBay's completed listings you'll see examples selling for £1 or so. It's a shame really as it's a nice thing.
Always interested in buying rare bird cards and general reference material (books, magazines etc.)

ozron

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Re: "SAFETY FIRST" cigarette card album insurance value?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012, 09:38:11 PM »
"Safety First" is also a fascinating little slice of social history, one of the reasons I love collecting cigarette cards. It tells of a time when car ownership was not as common as today and motor vehicles were starting to impact on our communities.

Another set I think worthy of preserving is "Air Raid Precautions"....and, yes the often maligned "Household Hints" are snapshots of a time long gone.  Look at the Ogdens Boy Scouts series,showing a paramilitary movement pre-WWI.

So to me cigarette cards are much more than giveaway trivia from a past era.

 

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