2 Sets of Bird Cards – “British Birds” and “Birds & Their Young.”
Lot 654. 2 Sets of Bird Cards – “British Birds” and “Birds & Their Young.” Both 50-card sets have color photos or illustrations on the front and information about the bird on the back. In 1915, the W.D. & H.O. Wills Cigarette Co. produced the “British Birds” set. Bird range from the Blackbird to the Yellow Wagtail with various types of finches and warblers, as well as the Yellow Hammer, Wryneck, Tree-Creeper, Redwing, Dipper, Corn-Crake and Nightjar. The “Birds & Their Young” (Eire) set is a 1937 premium from John Player & Sons. The set has adhesive backs. Female and male birds are distinguished in this set, which includes Bullfinches, Buzzards, a Cormorant, Golden Eagles, Nightingale, Ring Ouzels, Stonechats, Mute Swans, and Warblers and Thrushes. These sets generally are vg-ex to ex. Winning Bid $10.