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Old Tennis Trade & Cigarette Cards Guide (Collectables)

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Tennis Cigarette Cards ( Collectables )

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The origins of tennis can be traced back as far as Ancient Greece. However, its modern form dates back to the late 19th century and spread mainly throughout the English-speaking world, particularly among the upper classes. Only a small number of cigarette card sets were devoted purely to tennis, although many general sports' sets do contain tennis cards, along with other sports.
  I've listed a small selection of sets containing tennis cards below. I've provided scans of a sample card from each set and I've tried to list as many card titles as possible.

 

  • Name Of Set: Sports II With Hidden Objects S462
  • Manufacturer: Liebig Extract of Meat Co
  • Issue Year: 1895
  • Card Number: 6
  • Card Titles: -
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  • Name Of Set: A Butterfly Chase S761
  • Manufacturer: Liebig Extract of Meat Co
  • Issue Year: 1904
  • Card Number: 6
  • Card Titles: -
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  • Name Of Set: Tennis Strokes
  • Manufacturer: Nicholas Sarony
  • Issue Year: 1923
  • Card Number: 25
  • Card Titles: -
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  • Name Of Set: Lawn Tennis Celebrities
  • Manufacturer: Gallaher
  • Issue Year: 1928
  • Card Number: 50
  • Card Titles: Mrs LA Godfree, Miss N Trentham, CH Kingsley, Mrs Beamish, OGN Turnbull, Mrs Satterthwaite, Senorita Lilli de Alvarez, Miss Joan Ridley, DM Greig, CG Eames, Miss E Goldsack, Mrs Mavrogodato, LA Godfree, Mrs Lambert Chambers, PDB Spence, Mdlle Suzanne Lenglen, Jean Borotra, Mlle H Contostavlos, Miss Elizabeth Ryan, E Higgs, Miss Evelyn Colye, Miss Helen Wills, Miss K. Bouman, Mrs G Peacock, Henri Cochet, EA Dearman, JC Gregory, Miss EL Heine, R Lycett, Mrs M Watson, HW Austin, FC Hunter, Miss P Saunders, GRO Crole-Rees, Mrs Colegate, Miss Betty Nuthall, Lieut-Col ARF Kingscote, Vincent Richards, Jean Rene Lacoste, JDP Wheatley, Hon C Campbell, Miss Joan Fry, Mrs Mallory, WM Washburn, Miss Eileen Bennett, Takeichi Harada, J Brugnon, JB Gilbert, Bill Tilden, and Mrs R Lycett.
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  • Name Of Set: Lawn Tennis
  • Manufacturer: WA & AC Churchman
  • Issue Year: 1928
  • Card Number: 50
  • Card Titles: Senorita E. de Alvarez, J.O. Anderson, Fraulein Aussem, H.W. Austin, H. Roper Barrett, Miss Eileen Bennett, J. Borotra, Miss K. Bouman, N.E. Brookes, J. Brugnon, Mrs. Lambert Chambers, H. Cochet, Miss E. L. Colyer, Mlle. H. Contostavlos, G.R.O. Crole-Rees, H.L. Doherty, R.F. Doherty, Miss Joan Fry, Mrs. L.A. Godfree, L.A. Godfree, AW Gore, J. Colin Gregory, D.M. Greig, T. Harada, Miss E.L. Heine, Edward Higgs, F.T. Hunter, W.M. Johnston, ARF Kingscote, Charles H. Kingsley, Jan Kozeluh, R Lacoste, Mlle Lenglen, Randolph Lycett, Mrs Mallory, Miss Betty Nuthall, G.L. Patterson, Mrs. G. Peacock, Ernest Renshaw, William Renshaw, Miss Joan Ridley, Miss E. Ryan, Miss Peggy Saunders, PDB Spence, W.T. Tilden, Mlle Didi Vlasto, Mrs. Watson, Anthony Wilding, and Miss Helen Wills Moody.
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  • Name Of Set: Lawn Tennis, 1931
  • Manufacturer: WD and HO Wills
  • Issue Year: 1931
  • Card Number: 25
  • Card Titles: Wilmer L. Allison, Fraulein Cilli Aussem, H.W. Austin, Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, H. Cochet, I.G. Collins, Miss Edith Cross, Senorita Lili D'Alvarez, Dr. J. C. Gregory, GP Hughes, Miss Helen Jacobs, Charles H. Kingsley, JR Lacoste, Mrs TA Lakeman, H.G.N. Lee, Randolph Lycett, Miss Betty Nuthall, Miss Joan Ridley, Miss Elizabeth Ryan, W. T. Tilden, John van Ryn, Mrs. Holcroft Watson, Mrs. Fearnley Whittingstall, and Mrs. Helen Wills-Moody.
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  • Name Of Set: Tennis
  • Manufacturer: Ardath
  • Issue Year: 1938
  • Card Number: 50
  • Card Titles: HC Hopman, D Budge, Mrs Fabyan, FHD Wilde, SB Wood, R Menzel, Miss Betty Nuthall, CRD Tuckey, G Mako, GP Hughes, Miss Freda James, Miss AM Yorke, Miss Helen Jacobs, VG Kirby, J Van Ryn, J Yamagishi, AK Quist, G Lyttleton Rogers, Mrs FS Moody, Madame Outratova, Mrs JB Pittman, Miss Dorothy Round, FX Shields, Mrs Sperling, G Von Cramm, G De Stefani, CE Hare, Mrs O'Meara, Miss MC Scriven, Miss KE Stammers, HW Austin, Miss C Babcock, Jack Crawford, Miss RM Hardwick, Miss NM Lyle, Mandame Mathieu, Madame Meulemeester, Miss Joan Hartigan, Fred Perry, Mrs E Fearnley Whittingstall, W Allison, Miss Nellie Adamson, Miss Mary Heeley, Mrs MR King, HGN Lee, Senorita A Lizana, and CE Malfroy.
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