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The Warships Of The Royal Navy (WW1&2) Collectable Cards Image Collection

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A Matomaton collectable cards image collection for wargamers.

Two hundred and fifty images from four series of collectable cards from the first half of the twentieth century depicting British naval vessels of that period. Together they make an excellent resource for military historians and wargamers.


This collection contains images of the fronts and backs of one hundred and twenty-five cards in four series:

-- Fifty cards from British Warships series one & two (Mitchell & Sons).
-- Twenty-five cards from Battleships & Crests.
-- Twenty-five cards from British Warships (Godfrey Phillips).
-- Twenty-five cards from British Naval Craft.

The PDF contains two pages for the cover and legalese and then four or six (the final series) images per page.   

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

There is also a collection of large, colour images of the Ships Of The Royal Navy and a collection illustrating the development of British naval uniforms.

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, naval vessels and many other related subjects.

About Matomaton

I've long been fascinated by military history and the development of the Royal Navy 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:
December 05, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on July 12, 2017.