Cigarette Cards (Turkish Trophies)
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Fable Series--51 to 100. A.T.C. Turkish Trophies Cigarettes. I have 49 of the 50 cards in the set. Most cards marked by the factory from which they were distributed, e.g. Factory No 7, 3rd Dist., State N.Y. 44 of the cards for £64.90 from Murray Cards International, Cecil Court, London, August, '97. Other cards through Ebay from Don Anthony, Phoenix, The Oak and the Reed ; Mary Brush, Colby, KS; Darrell Dirr, Middletown, NY; Ron and Kathleen Hamill, Wakefield, RI; Josh Harris, Novato, CA; Andrea Howell, Bangor, PA; Glenn W. Kennedy, Flagler Beach, FL; Bill Miller, Fort Collins, CO; Teresa Poole, Springfield, MO; and Chris Stetzer, Red Lion, PA.
Delightful colored pictures and simple, straightforward tellings. Like Murray, I arrange them alphabetically. I find no way to identify a number on the cards themselves. About 2¾" x 3 1/8". Though it may be disguised here through clever cropping, most of these cards have bumped corners. In this set, there are several cards in fair and even poor condition. For this set, I have had to work hard on Ebay to find cards not available from Murray and to improve on some in the Murray set that were of lesser quality. For a long time, I have been missing one card: "The Lark and Her Young." I finally found it on eBay for $20 in Oct., '02. Among some pleasing art, my prizes for visual effect here go to "The Eagle and the Jackdaw," "The Goatherd and the Goat," "The Monkey and the Camel," "The Quack Frog," and "The Wolf and the Shepherds."