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4 Will’s Cigarettes Flower Card Sets –Roses, Alpine Flowers, Garden Flowers and Flowers in Pots.

Lot 653. 4 Will’s Cigarettes Flower Card Sets –Roses, Alpine Flowers, Garden Flowers and Flowers in Pots. Each set consists of 50 cards, each 1 3/8” x 2 5/8” with color fronts and descriptions on the back. Together, these sets provide a tutorial on flowers. The 1926 “Roses” set pictures 50 varieties of roses and typically provides a description of the rose, how to care for it and some information on its history. Pernetiana, Polyantha, Hybrid Tea, Wichuraiana, Hybrid Perpetual, Climbing Polyantha and Climbing Hybrid Tea roses are described. The earliest card set, from 1910, features “Old English Garden Flowers.” Flowers range from Asters to Wallflowers and include the Chrysanthemum, Fuchsia, Foxglove, Opium Poppy, Dahlia and some obscure varieties. Among the 1913 “Alpine Flowers” are the Alpine Rose, Cauline Thistle, Bird’s-Eye Primrose, Ox-Eye, Creeping Forget-Me-Not, Alpine Catchfly, etc. The 1925 “Flower Culture in Pots” set presents details on potting and caring for the various plants, such as Hedgehog Cactus, Fuchsia, Gloxinia, Hydrangea, Orchid, Solanum and Vallota (Scarborough Lilly). These sets are vg-ex to ex. Winning Bid $25.    

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