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Famous British Authors: cigarette cards issued by Wills's, 1937


40 Portraits in set

40 cigarette cards in the series Wills's Famous British Authors, issued 1937 after photographs by Howard Coster, Bassano and others. Under the management of brothers William Day and Henry Overton Wills, the company W.D. & H.O. Wills became one of the leading tobacco companies in Britain in the 19th century and was the first British company to issue cigarette cards.

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Michael Arlen, after Unknown artist - NPG D42387

Michael Arlen

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42387

Hilaire Belloc, after E.O. Hoppé - NPG D42388

Hilaire Belloc

after E.O. Hoppé
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42388

Phyllis Eleanor Bentley, after Unknown artist - NPG D42389

Phyllis Eleanor Bentley

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42389

Marjorie Bowen (Mrs Gabrielle Margaret Vere Long), after Unknown artist - NPG D42390

Marjorie Bowen (Mrs Gabrielle Margaret Vere Long)

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42390

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, after Unknown artist - NPG D42391

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42391

G.K. Chesterton, possibly after Howard Coster - NPG D42392

G.K. Chesterton

possibly after Howard Coster
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42392

Archibald Joseph ('A.J.') Cronin, probably after Bassano Ltd - NPG D42393

Archibald Joseph ('A.J.') Cronin

probably after Bassano Ltd
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42393

(George) Warwick Deeping, probably after Bassano Ltd - NPG D42394

(George) Warwick Deeping

probably after Bassano Ltd
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42394

Walter de la Mare, after Unknown artist - NPG D42395

Walter de la Mare

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42395

John Drinkwater, after Unknown artist - NPG D42396

John Drinkwater

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42396

Sir Philip Armand Hamilton Gibbs, after Unknown artist - NPG D42397

Sir Philip Armand Hamilton Gibbs

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42397

Elinor Glyn, after Claude Harris - NPG D42398

Elinor Glyn

after Claude Harris
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42398

Ian Hay (John Hay Beith), after Unknown artist - NPG D42399

Ian Hay (John Hay Beith)

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42399

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert, after Unknown artist - NPG D42400

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42400

Arthur Stuart Menteth Hutchinson (A.S.M.), after Unknown artist - NPG D42401

Arthur Stuart Menteth Hutchinson (A.S.M.)

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42401

Aldous Huxley, after Howard Coster - NPG D42402

Aldous Huxley

after Howard Coster
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42402

Margaret Ethel ('Storm') Jameson, after Unknown artist - NPG D42403

Margaret Ethel ('Storm') Jameson

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42403

Sheila Kaye-Smith, after Unknown artist - NPG D42404

Sheila Kaye-Smith

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42404

Margaret Moore Kennedy, after Unknown artist - NPG D42405

Margaret Moore Kennedy

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42405

William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall, after Unknown artist - NPG D42406

William Stephen Richard King-Hall, Baron King-Hall

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42406

Compton Mackenzie, after Unknown artist - NPG D42407

Compton Mackenzie

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42407

Somerset Maugham, after Unknown artist - NPG D42408

Somerset Maugham

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42408

A.A. Milne, probably after Howard Coster - NPG D42409

A.A. Milne

probably after Howard Coster
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42409

Charles Langbridge Morgan, after Unknown artist - NPG D42410

Charles Langbridge Morgan

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42410

Beverley Nichols, after Unknown artist - NPG D42411

Beverley Nichols

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42411

Edward Phillips Oppenheim, after Unknown artist - NPG D42412

Edward Phillips Oppenheim

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42412

J.B. Priestley, after Unknown artist - NPG D42413

J.B. Priestley

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42413

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, after Walter Benington - NPG D42414

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

after Walter Benington
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42414

Denise Naomi Robins (née Klein), after Unknown artist - NPG D42415

Denise Naomi Robins (née Klein)

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42415

Rafael Sabatini, after Unknown artist - NPG D42416

Rafael Sabatini

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42416

(Herman) Cyril McNeile, after Unknown artist - NPG D42417

(Herman) Cyril McNeile

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42417

R.C. Sherriff, after Unknown artist - NPG D42418

R.C. Sherriff

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42418

Lady Eleanor Furneaux Smith, after Unknown artist - NPG D42419

Lady Eleanor Furneaux Smith

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42419

Gladys Bertha ('G.B.') Stern, after Unknown artist - NPG D42420

Gladys Bertha ('G.B.') Stern

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42420

Annie Shepherd Swan (Mrs Burnett Smith), after Unknown artist - NPG D42421

Annie Shepherd Swan (Mrs Burnett Smith)

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42421

Sir Hugh Walpole, probably after Bassano Ltd - NPG D42422

Sir Hugh Walpole

probably after Bassano Ltd
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42422

H.G. Wells, after Unknown artist - NPG D42423

H.G. Wells

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42423

Dame Rebecca West (Cicily Isabel Andrews (née Fairfield)), after Madame Yevonde - NPG D42424

Dame Rebecca West (Cicily Isabel Andrews (née Fairfield))

after Madame Yevonde
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42424

P.G. Wodehouse, after Unknown artist - NPG D42425

P.G. Wodehouse

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42425

Francis Brett Young, after Unknown artist - NPG D42426

Francis Brett Young

after Unknown artist
colour offset lithographic cigarette card, 1937
NPG D42426