Story: Collecting

Cigarette cards

In the 1920s manufacturers began including cards in cigarette packets sold in New Zealand. The cards became popular with collectors. These cards are from a series on New Zealand rugby players produced around 1928. Zoom in to read their details.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-PICTURE CARDS-Wiills-Footballers-selection

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Richard Wolfe, 'Collecting - 20th-century collecting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/37320/cigarette-cards (accessed 25 September 2020)

Story by Richard Wolfe, published 5 Sep 2013