Cigarette Cards (Gallaher, Series of 25)
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Aesop's Fables. Gallaher Ltd. Series of 25. $40 from John Wyatt, Wynn Vale, South Australia, through Ebay, March, '99.
This set is exactly identical with the later Anstie set of 25, except that the back here is printed with brown ink rather than black and has "Issued by Gallaher Ltd." underneath an individual card number at the bottom of each back. John did some investigation to learn that Gallaher later in 1931 issued the same cards with "Series of 50" on the backs, but the series included only these original 25! After a good deal of time spent scanning these cards, I can say that they are unusually well cut and aligned.