Thursday, February 09, 2006

Free Prize Inside!

Trading cards for smokers: In 1937, a pack of Wills's Cigarettes came with a card from the "Famous British Authors" series.



Thanks to Cruz y Fierro for finding this.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great picture. I'd never seen it before.

Eric

Chestertonian said...

Where did you get it from?

Joe said...

Clicking on the image takes you to the source. I probably should have mentioned it in the post: it is from Nostalgia's Attic. They sell old collectible tidbits.

If you search "cigarette cards" on eBay today there are over 2000 listings.

Nick Milne said...

There's something slightly creepy about this picture, and I can't put my finger on what it is.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's the pince-nez that cuts off his left eye. Or maybe it's because Chesterton is one ugly dude.