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#1 Lancashire Fusilier

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:10 AM

I have 2 interesting sets ( each 50 cards ) of pre-WW2 Players' Cigarette Cards illustrating " Military Uniforms ",
I shall publish them in groups of 5, and hope members find them of interest.
As with the previous thread on WW1 Vehicles, I hope that members will provide actual photographs to match the Cigarette Card illustrations.

1. The City of London Imperial Volunteers.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:17 AM

LF are you back on the fags again :whistle: look foward to seeing them enjoyed the last lot.john

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:18 AM

2. General Post Office Rifles.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:23 AM

3. Nottinghamshire Yeomanry ( Sherwood Rangers ).

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:28 AM

4. 22nd Central London Rangers - The King's R.R.C. ( Royal Rifle Corps. )

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:33 AM

5. Robin Hood Rifles Volunteer Corps.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:35 AM

Munster,
Pleased you liked the WW1 Vehicles.
These 2 sets have some 100 cards, and are very interesting with great images - problem is smoking all these cigs!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:30 AM

Thank you for sharing these photos. I have seen plenty of photos of ciggie cards, but living in the U.S., I don't see too many of them, a few here and there, but not that many.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:12 AM

Thanks Mark, I am sure you will enjoy these sets.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:54 PM

6. The Lovat Scouts.

7. Glamorganshire R.G.A. ( Royal Garrison Artillery ).

8. East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry.

9. Royal North Devon Yeomanry ( Hussars ).

10. 6th BN., The Northumberland Fusiliers.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:04 PM

11. 5th BN., The Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:07 PM

12. 1st Wessex Field Ambulance R.A.M.C.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:10 PM

13. Home Counties Transport Supply Column A.S.C. ( Army Service Corps. )

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:13 PM

14. 4th BN., The Queen's Own ( QV ) Cameron Highlanders.

15. Army Veterinary Corps.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:12 PM

16. 6th ( Rifle ) BN., The King's Liverpool Regiment.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:14 PM

17. Oxfordshire Yeomanry ( Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars ).

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:16 PM

18. Cheshire Field Company Royal Engineers.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:21 PM

19. 5th ( Cumberland ) Battalion The border Regiment.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:23 PM

20. 28th ( County of London ) BN., The London Regiment ( Artists Rifles ).

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:37 PM

Hello,

I think I am right in saying that the illustrator was Lance Cattermole, hence the LC monogram, an Englishman who served with the Canadians in WW1. There was an article about him in an early Stand T0!.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:46 PM

Owain,
Many thanks for the interesting information, I had always wondered who was the " LC " artist.
Do you know if the article about him is still available ?

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:19 PM

Hello,

I cannot recall the Stand To that the article was in, but I think it must have been in the second or third volume. I had a brief correspondance with Lance Cattermole. I wrote my undergraduate dissertation on the war illustrators, and corresponded with any veteran I could find who had an artistic background.

I will try to fiond the Stand To!. The WFA has reprinted some of the early issues as bound volumes.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:34 PM

Owain,
You obviously have an appreciation for this subject matter.
Half of the 90 cards in the combined sets have the " LC " monogram, the others do not. However, they were obviously all done by the same artist, as you will see.
If you can track down the article on Lance Cattermole, I should love to read it.
Many thanks.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:21 PM

21. Cape Town Highlanders - British Empire.

22. Kimberley Regiment - British Empire.

23. Witwatersrand Rifles - British Empire.

24. Regiment Louw Wepener - British Empire.

25. The Rhodesia Regiment - British Empire.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:29 PM

26. The British South Africa Police - British Empire.

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