A to Z Challenge Day 3

Day 3 – The Letter C:

Cigarette Cards

cigarette cards

Gordon is on the right and Ron on the left, front row.

Gordon is on the right and Ron on the left, front row.

Cigarette cards were small collectors cards that came free in packs of cigarettes.  The ones pictured here are from my father’s (Gordon Dinnis) collection.  He collected them before he was old enough to smoke.  When he and his younger brother, Ron went out together as children they used to walk along the seafront at Brighton, by the Palace pier.  They would look for men just opening up a new pack of cigarettes and ask them if they wanted the card inside.  This way they would build up their collection!

About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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4 Responses to A to Z Challenge Day 3

  1. paulaacton says:

    I have a few photos that remind me of the one in your post, what should be a fairly relaxed informal picture looks posed and formal, at times it is almost as if a camera came with a list of poses to choose from lol

  2. Joe says:

    Your card is gorgeous! Makes me wish I’d thought to post one of the cabinet cards I’ve collected–they, too, were an art form.

    Thanks for the beautiful post. Love this!

  3. Sue Woodland says:

    I’ve got a biscuit tin full of cigarette cards as well! I didn’t realise you also had some. Amazing I have to read about it on a blog when we are cousins!

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