Saturday, 14 September 2013

Sepia Saturday 194 - Flags of the League of Nations

I don't have any pictures of items related to sewing, but I do have flags to contribute to this week's Sepia Saturday. These are cigarette cards given away with John Player cigarettes as part of the Flags of the League of Nations series. The series of 50 cards was published in 1928.

Cigarette cards from the Flags of the League of Nations series, c.1928
Cigarette cards from the Flags of the League of Nations series, c.1928

Cigarette cards from the Flags of the League of Nations series, c.1928
Cigarette cards from the Flags of the League of Nations series, c.1928


11 comments:

  1. Must just say first I do like your blog header!
    Very nice twist on the photograph we were given as a prompt, I do like those old cards, they are the sort of thing I can use in my Scrapbooking
    Jackie
    Scrapbangwallop

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  2. This just ties in rather snuggly! Sewing of so many flags, so important for all!

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  3. Thank you for reminding me that I have some silk (like?) cigarette cards that I need to scan.

    I don't think my scanning will ever be finished!

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  4. I had to google that first flag to see which country it was - I guessed correctly...Haiti yes? Although it seems to have changed over the years. The cigarette card seems to have only two flags on either side of whatever it is and the base has changed too. Anyone know anything about Haiti's flag or have I got the wrong country?

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  5. How hard was it to sew the flag of Romania or Serbia-Croatia? But Japan or Australia would be a challenge equal to the Stars & Stripes.

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  6. Had forgotten about cigarette cards. Hardly any smokers in our family, so not much opportunity to collect them I guess.

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    1. Actually a bit scary to consider how many people smoked back in those days given then number of card sets published.

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  7. I wonder who was really collecting those--the adult smokers or children.

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    1. Given that I was not a tea drinker, but I collected the cards which were given away with tea in the 1970's in the UK, then I would guess that it was the children.

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  8. I'm not familiar with cigarette cards, but that must have been fun for smokers to collect.

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  9. When I saw the date of the cards I realized why I had never heard of cigarette cards. Wrong continent and before my time. Great post.

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