Issued in 1932, this original set of tobacco cards (more commonly known as “cigarette cards”) depicts butterflies of the British Isles. This specific set was produced for and inserted with packets of Player’s Cigarettes, manufactured by the John Player & Sons company of England. Cigarette cards were acquired and traded much like sports figure cards have been here in the United States. The butterfly set was comprised of 50 unique images, all of which can be found in the plastic card holders that keep the cards safe. Whereas the image of a butterfly appears on the card’s front side, its description is found on the backside of the cigarette card.
The butterfly cigarette cards appear in good vintage condition. Some cards have stains and marks, and a few show signs of wear.
This collectible 1932 butterfly set of cigarette cards makes for a beautiful addition for any trading card collection, especially those that include images from foreign nations or cards from unexpected retail products.