Guide to the P.W.R. Sexty Cigarette Cards of Ships and Locomotives, ca. 1930-1939

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Guide to the P.W.R. Sexty Cigarette Cards of Ships and Locomotives, ca. 1930-1939

Collection number: MISC 915

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Phyllis Dorset, Processing Volunteer
Date Completed:
2000
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 2002 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Ships

 

Subseries 1. Working Ships

 

Cable Laying Steamer : "Dominia" (Br.)1926

 

Whaling Ship : "C.A.Larsen" (U.S.)n.d.

 

Tank Barge : "Colonial Beacon" (U.S.) n.d.

 

Concrete Ship : "Nansenfjord" (Nor.)[1918 ?]

 

Dredgern.d.

 

Cargo Steamer : "Baoule" (Fr.)1921

 

Locomotive-carrying Ship : "Belljeanne (Br./Nor.) 1926

 

Boat Beacon : "Beta" (Br.) n.d.

 

Bucket Dredger : [No name] n.d.

 

Grab Dredger : [No name] (Br.) n.d.

 

Great Lakes Freighter : [No name] (U.S./Can) n.d.

 

Floating Crane : "Mammoth" (Br.) n.d.

 

Floating Dock : [No name] (Br.) n.d.

 

Floating Grain Elevator : [No name] n.d.

 

Floating Hotel : [No name] (U.S.) n.d.

 

Luggage Steamer : "Liscard" (Br.) 1921

 

Monitor Type Freighter : [No name] (Br.) n.d.

 

Mud Hopper : [No name] (Br.) n.d.

 

Hopper Dredger : [No name] (Br.) n.d.

 

Ice Breaker : "Jaakarhu" (Fin.) n.d.

 

Cattle Motorship : "Portman" (Br.) n.d.

 

Rotor Ship : "Barbara" (Br.) n.d.

 

Collier : "Milazzo" (It.) 1916

 

Oil Barge (Ocean Going) : "Navahoe" [U.S.?] n.d.

 

Oil Separator Barge : [No name] ( Br.) n.d.

 

Motor Trawler : "Victoria" (Br.) 1928

 

Whale Catcher : [No name}(Br.) n.d.

 

Lightship : "Spurn" (Br.) n.d.

 

Subseries 2. Warships

 

Ironclad Circular : "Admiral Popoff" (Rus.) n.d.

 

Aircraft Carrier : "HMS Hermes" (Br.) n.d.

 

Monitor : [No name] (Br.) [1914?]

 

Fuel Ship : "Kamoi" (Jap.) 1922

 

Patrol-Escort Boat : "Kil Boat" (Killarney Class) (Br.) [l9l4?]

 

Hospital Ship : "Nahha" (Br.) [1914?]

 

Battleship : "HMS Rodney" (Br.) 1925

 

Collier : "Jason" (U.S.)1912

 

Dirigible Mooring Ship : "Patoka" (U.S.) [1928?]

 

Submarine Tender : "Vulkan" (Ger,) 1908

 

Battleship : "HMS Warspite" (Br.) 1915

 

Steam Submarine : K-class (Br.) 1915

 

Subseries 3. Passenger Ships

 

Pleasure Boat : [No name] (Ger.) n.d.

 

Ferry Boat : "Fresno" (U.S.) [1930?]

 

Humber Ferry Steamer : "Brocklesby" (Br.) 1912

 

River Steamer : "Peter Stuyvesant" (U.S.) n.d.

 

Twin-Masted Steamer : [No name] n.d.

 

River Ferry Steamer : "Squires" (Br.) [1930?]

 

Stern Wheeler : [No name] (Br.) n.d.

 

Train Ferry : [No name] (Br.) [1914?]

 

Subseries 4. Miscellaneous Craft

 

Experimental Craft : [No name] (Fr.) n.d.

 

Mystery Tower Buoy : [No Name] (Br.) 1920

 

Series 2. Locomotives

 

Subseries 1. England

 

Great Western : "King George V"

 

Great Western : "Launceston Castle"1923

 

LM & S Railway : High Pressure (Royal Scot Series)[1920's?]

 

LM & S Railway : 3-cylinder Compoundn.d.

 

LM & S Railway : "Garret" Class (Mineral)n.d.

 

LM & S Railway : 4.6.0 Express 1921 (pre)

 

LM & S Railway : "Mogul" (new version)n.d.

 

LM & S Railway : 4.6.0 "Royal Scot"n.d.

 

L & NE Railway : "Cock o' the North" (Atlantic Series)

 

L & NE Railway : 4.4.0 County Class

 

L & NE Railway : "Director" Classn.d.

 

L & NE Railway : "Enterprise" (Pacific class, USA built Baldwin)n.d.

 

L & NE Railway : GC Type 4.6.0 Expressn.d.

 

L & NE Railway : High Pressure Compound

 

L & NE Railway : ("Sandringham Class)n.d.

 

Metropolitan (London) Railway : 2.6.4. Goods Tank[1919-1920?]

 

Southern Railway : 4.4.0 Expressn.d.

 

Southern Railway : 4.6.4 "King Arthur "n.d.

 

Southern Railway : 4.4.0 "Lord Nelson"n.d.

 

Subseries 2. Other Commonwealth

 

Gold Coast Rys. : "Governor" Classn.d.

 

Kenya & Uganda Ry : 2.8.2 " Mikado" Freightn.d.

 

Rhodesian Rys : 4.8.2 Mountain, Mixed Trafficn.d.

 

South African Rys : "Beyer-Garratt"n.d.

 

South African Rys : "Modified Fairlie"n.d.

 

South African Rys : Pacific-Type Class (U.S, Baldwin)n.d.

 

Sudan Gov't Rys : 2.8.2 Mikado Freightn.d.

 

New South Wales Gov't Rys : 4.6.0 Freightn.d.

 

New South Wales Gov't Rys : 4.8.2 Freightn.d.

 

Queensland Govt. Rys : Pacific Type Classn.d.

 

So. Australian Gov't. Rys. : Pacific Type Expressn.d.

 

Victorian Gov't Rys : New Pacific Type

 

Canadian National Rys : 4.8.4 Express

 

Canadian National Rys : 2.10.2 Freight

 

Canadian Pacific Ry. : 4.8.4 Express

 

Great Southern Railway, Ireland : Mixed Traffic Express n.d.

 

New Zealand Gov't Rys : 4.6.2 Passenger "AB" Classn.d.

 

Subseries 3. Foreign Countries

 

Belgian National Ry : "Type 10" Express

 

Northern Railway (France) : "Super Pacific" (Serves as "Golden Arrow")

 

German State Rys : 4.6.2 Pacific Express

 

Italian State Rys : 2.8.0 "Ansaldo" Typen.d.

 

Madrid. Zaragoza, & Alicante Ry (Spain) : 4.8.2 Express

 

Baltimore & Ohio Ry (USA) : "President" Class (Pacific Type)n.d.

 

Union Pacific Ry (USA) : Mountain Type Expressn.d.

 

Virginia Ry (USA) [Virginia City, NV] : "Mallet " Classn.d.