Happy Chinese New Year from the cardhawk.
This card - British American Tobacco - 'Beauties - Lantern Girls' (1903) comes directly from our stock. It was originally a symbol for the Oriental New Years, but seems to have become a feature of our New Years as well, floating silently past, then flaming up and just as suddenly disappearing.
There are many cards we wanted to add to our collections, but they eluded us. Perhaps you will find some of yours in my shop website. I also have cards that I wish I still had, and you can read about those, plus some that I kept, at "Our Story".
I have always been keenest on bubble gum and science fiction cards, and I still get excited about finding great items.
My business is something I am really passionate about too, and it shows! As I love cards. I have tried to make my website not just a selling site, but to add sections about the issuers of the cards I remember so well.
So please enjoy your wander around this site, and then click across to https://cardhawkuk.com - and find a range of tobacco and trade cards, plus ephemera, storage and accessories.