Item Mongolfier Balloon #1 History of Aviation 1972
Brooke Bond Tea Card – Mongolfier Balloon #1 History of Aviation collection. Black printed back from 1972.
This item is in Excellent Condition, please see our full condition description in the grading tab.
Brooke Bond tea included illustrated cards from 1954 until 1999 in their packets of tea. Furthermore, as you collected individually numbered cards, which came in sets of 50, you would be able to place them in a special collector book. Charles Tunnicliffe is one of the most noteworthy illustrators of the cards and was also an internationally acclaimed bird painter. Wildlife formed the basis of the initial series which included British Wild Animals, British Wildflowers, African Wildlife, Asian Wildlife, and Tropical Birds.
From the late 1960s, they also included historical subjects, such as British Costume, History of the Motor Car, and Famous Britons. Finally, the last series in the 90s concentrated on the Chimps from the TV adverts. Complete sets and albums in good condition are highly sought-after collectors’ items. By 1999 the writing was on the wall for these collections and consequently cards being included in packets of tea ceased.
There were about 85 separate titles issued around the world: 59 series issued in the UK from 1954 to 1999. Also, there were 17 series in Canada between 1959 & 1974. Likewise, Brooke Bond also issued 7 of these sets in the USA but only between 1960 and 1966. With 6 series in what was then Rhodesia, 1962–66, and finally, 3 series in South Africa between 1965 and 1967.
This card is the Brooke Bond Tea – Mongolfier Balloon #1 History of Aviation collection. Black printed back from 1972.
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