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Guide to the P.W.R. Sexty Cigarette Cards of Ships and Locomotives, ca. 1930-1939
MISC 915  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Access Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: P.W.R. Sexty Cigarette cards of ships and locomotives,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1930-1939
    Collection number: MISC 915
    Collector: Sexty, P.W.R., collector.
    Extent: 1 v. (100 cards)
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: The cards are mounted in a W.D., and H.O. Will's Cigarettes (Imperial Tobacco Company of Great Britain) card album, probably dating from the early 1930s. The album is completely filled with commemorative cards representing ships and other floating objects, i.e. barges, dredges, buoys (5 pages), and locomotives of Britain, the British Commonwealth, and other countries (5 pages). Each card (1.5 x 2.0 inches) was presumably offered with a package of Will's cigarettes as a market promotion. Each card is in brilliant color and contains on the back pertinent facts relating to the object shown on the front. The collection of maritime objects ranges from working ships, passenger ships, warships, to miscellaneous craft. The locomotives shown represent the major locomotives in use in their respective countries at the time. There are 50 railway cards and 50 maritime cards.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    P.W.R. Sexty Cigarette Cards of Ships and Locomotives. MISC 915. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Originally part of the Hopkins Transportation Library; transferred, 2000.

    Provenance

    The Collection, according to a signature on the inside of the front cover, once belonged to P.W.R. Sexty, The Vicarage. West Leamington, North Devizes [England, southeast of Birmingham, near Warwick].

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection consists of a single item, a W.D. and H.O. Will's Cigarettes (Imperial Tobacco Company of Great Britain) Card Album, probably dating from the early l930s. The Album is completely filled with commemorative cards representing ships and other floating objects, i.e., barges, dredges, buoys (5 pages), and locomotives of Britain, the British Commonwealth, and other countries (5 pages). Each card (l.5 x 2.0 inches) was presumably offered with a package of Will's cigarettes as a market promotion. Each card is in brilliant color and contains on the back pertinent facts relating to the object shown on the front. The collection of maritime objects ranges from working ships, passenger ships, warships, to miscellaneous craft. The locomotives shown represent the major locomotives in use in their respective countries at the time. The total number of maritime cards is 50, and the total number of railway cards is 50.
    The cards are mounted in a W.D., and H.O. Will's Cigarettes (Imperial Tobacco Company of Great Britain) card album, probably dating from the early 1930s. The album is completely filled with commemorative cards representing ships and other floating objects, i.e. barges, dredges, buoys (5 pages), and locomotives of Britain, the British Commonwealth, and other countries (5 pages). Each card (1.5 x 2.0 inches) was presumably offered with a package of Will's cigarettes as a market promotion. Each card is in brilliant color and contains on the back pertinent facts relating to the object shown on the front. The collection of maritime objects ranges from working ships, passenger ships, warships, to miscellaneous craft. The locomotives shown represent the major locomotives in use in their respective countries at the time. There are 50 railway cards and 50 maritime cards.

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Imperial Tobacco Company.
    Will's Cigarettes.
    Locomotives--Great Britain--Pictorial works.
    Ships--Pictorial works.
    Transportation--History.
    Albums.
    Cigarette cards.
    Hopkins Transportation Library.