A History of Cigarette and Trade Cards
The Magic Inside the Packet
Imprint: Pen and Sword History
176 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 100 color illustrations
- February 2019
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
This attractive and extensively illustrated guide to collecting cigarette and other trade cards gives the reader a lively history of the hobby, and offers the collector some valuable advice on how to begin and maintain a collection. The wide variation of themes of card issues is explored, with many of the stories behind the cards revealed. It will appeal to novice and established card collectors, and those with an interest in twentieth century social and cultural history.