Issued in 1929, this original set of tobacco cards (more commonly known as “cigarette cards”) depicts the heads of popular dog breeds in the British Isles during the 1920s. Dalmatian, Elkhound, Irish Setter, Welsh Terrier and so many more appear in this colorful card set.
This specific set was produced for and inserted within packets of cigarettes issued by John Player & Sons, a branch of the Imperial Tobacco Company of Great Britain and Ireland. Cigarette cards were acquired and traded much like sports figure cards have been here in the United States. The Heads of Dog Breeds series was comprised of 50 unique images, all of which can be found in the plastic card holders that keep the cards safe. Whereas the head in profile of a specific dog breed appears on the card’s front side, a description of the breed is found on the backside of the cigarette card. The Heads of Dog Breeds cigarette cards remain in great vintage condition.
This collectible 1929 Heads of Dog Breeds set of cigarette cards makes for a beautiful addition to any trading card or dog breed memorabilia collection.