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Navy Cut Tobacco and Cigarettes, 1923=24 Featured John Player's Archive Image

Navy Cut Tobacco and Cigarettes, 1923=24

Player's Navy Cut Cigarettes and Tobacco rectangular counter card featuring an aerial photograph of the Player's factory in Radford. There is a small white label in the top right hand corner which reads "CAT59" and a hand-written note which reads "1925". The text on the card reads "SMOKE // PLAYER'S NAVY CUT // Tobacco & Cigarettes // The above picture is // AN AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH OF PLAYER'S TOBACCO FACTORY, NOTTINGHAM, WHERE MORE THAN 4, 500 PEOPLE ARE EMPLOYED." On the reverse is the remnants of a support. There is a hand-written note which reads "C128" and a label which reads "MARDONS // WINDOW NOVELTIES // EMBOSSED SHOWCARDS / &C, &C // VARNISHERS // GELATINERS & FRAME MAKERS // BRISTOL & LONDON."

© Produced by the kind permission of Imperial Tobacco Limited, England

Old Stocks tobacco, 1904 Featured John Player's Archive Image

Old Stocks tobacco, 1904

Player's Old Stocks tobacco rectangular counter card. The edge has been cut to resemble a carved picture frame and the card is heavily embossed. In the centre is a miniature of a building on a street corner. It is called "YE OLD STOCKS" and is probably an inn. In one of the windows are two pipes with crossed stems, and what may be a box of cigarettes or cigars and a tin of tobacco. Opposite to the inn is a man in a red jacket sitting in the stocks. At the centre top of the card is a small label with the typed note "No. 41". There is a hanging loop to the top. The text on the rest of the card reads " "OLD STOCKS" // 1OZ PACKET 7D 4OZ TIN 2/3 // 1OZ [ditto marks] 1/1 1/2 8 OZ [ditto marks] 4.6 // SMOKING MIXTURE // JOHN PLAYER & SONS, Castle Tobacco Factory, NOTTINGHAM // BRANCH OF // THE IMPERIAL TOBACCO CO // (of Great Britain & Ireland) // LIMITED". On the reverse is a hand-written note which reads "Please return to // Sherwood Rise // ARCHIVES"

© Produced by the kind permission of Imperial Tobacco Limited, England

No. 3 cigarettes, 1922 Featured John Player's Archive Image

No. 3 cigarettes, 1922

Player's No. 3 cigarettes counter card. The top section is in the shape of an oval picture or mirror frame. It shows a man in eighteenth-century costume with a queue wig seated in front of a writing desk or bureau. He is smoking a cigarette and there is an open box of cigarettes on top of the bureau. Below are packets and boxes of No. 3 cigarettes and some loose cigarettes. There is a panel which reads "PLAYER'S // NO. 3 // Virginia Cigarettes. // SOLD BY WEIGHT // & IN CARTONS OR 10&20. // JOHN PLAYER & SONS NOTTINGHAM". On the reverse is a hanging loop and a support to allow the card to stand upright. There is a hand-written note which dates the card to 1922-2. There is a label which reads "MARDONS // MANUFACTURERS OF // WINDOW NOVELITES // EMBOSSED SHOWCARDS &c &c // VARNISHERS // GELATINERS & FRAME MAKERS // BRISTOL & LONDON" on which has been written in black ink "25/11/22"

© Produced by the kind permission of Imperial Tobacco Limited, England