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British Orders Of Chivalry And Valour Collectable Cards Image Collection

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A Matomaton collectable cards image collection for wargamers.

Fifty images from one series of collectable cards depicting the medals and ribbons of British chivalric orders and awards for valour. 


This collection contains images of the fronts and backs of twenty-five cards from the British Orders Of Chivalry & Valour series of the early nineteenth century.

The PDF contains two pages for the cover and legalese and then four images per page (two or three if the cards are in landscape).   

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This is one of many such collections of collectable card series covering military uniforms, regimental insignia and army life, amongst other subjects, that I will be releasing.

About Collectable Cards

In the 1870s and 1880s, cigarette companies began issuing series of collectable cards, one card with each packet of their brand. Each series could run to twenty-five, fifty or even a hundred cards (occasionally many more) and depicted various subjects, though primarily famous people (actresses, sportsmen and leaders), places and animals. Some brands, notably in the UK, ran a number of series depicting military uniforms, insignia and training.

About Matomaton

I've long been fascinated by military history and the development of military uniforms through the years.   These cards make fascinating collections in their own right but they also make easily accessible guides to contemporary and earlier military uniforms, etc.

By providing these collections I am neither endorsing the brands represented nor encouraging the smoking of tobacco.


These PDF files may not be resold or redistributed.   If you are interested in using copies of the individual cards for use in commercial projects, please contact me via my website.  

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File Last Updated:
November 10, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on January 31, 2018.