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WD & HO Wills Scissors Cigarette Cards East Kent Regiments The Buffs

WD & HO Wills Scissors Cigarette Cards East Kent Regiments The Buffs

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Product Description

The WD & HO Wills Scissors Cigarette Cards Military Types 1908 series comprises 50 intricately illustrated cards, each depicting various military uniforms and personnel from the early 20th century. This set provides a fascinating glimpse into the military attire and ranks of the era, making it a captivating collection for history enthusiasts and cigarette card collectors alike.

Historical Significance

Released in 1908 by the prominent tobacco company WD & HO Wills, these cards are a reflection of the period's global military landscape. Each card features detailed artwork that showcases the uniforms of different military branches and countries, offering a unique historical snapshot of military fashion and structure.

Collectibility and Value

The value of these cigarette cards can vary based on several factors such as condition, rarity, and completeness of the set. Cards in mint condition, free from creases, stains, or other damage, are particularly sought after. Complete sets are rare and command higher prices, making them a valuable addition to any collection.

Tips for Collectors

  1. Condition: Always check the condition of the cards. Look for those in excellent or mint condition to ensure higher value and desirability.
  2. Authentication: Be aware of reproductions and counterfeit cards. Authentic cards will often have a more aged appearance and the characteristic printing quality of the early 1900s.
  3. Storage: Proper storage is crucial to maintain the cards' condition. Use acid-free sleeves and store them in a cool, dry place to prevent deterioration.
  4. Marketplaces: Look for these cards at antique shops, online auctions, and collectors’ fairs. Engaging with fellow collectors can also lead to fruitful exchanges and acquisitions.