CHESS TRADE CARDS

Please Note: Cards are shown larger than actual size. Actual dimensions stated.

All cards are sold in protective plastic sleeves.

Slight striations in pictures are caused by the scanning process, and are not on the cards themselves.


Alexander Alekhine -- Tobacco Card 1935 $60.00

Card dimensions: 2" x 3"

This original card was issued in England by J. A. Pattreiouex in 1935. Shows the then world champion Dr Alexander Alekhine playing 23 other players simultaneously. Card is number 26 from a series entitled "Sporting Events and Stars".


Aljechin & Niemzowitsch -- Tobacco Card (probably at Karlsbad 1929) $40.00

Card dimensions: 2 5/32" x 1 9/16"

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Torre & Tartakower -- Tobacco Card (at Moscow 1925) $30.00

see my "A Picture History of Chess", p. 92, illustration #163

Card dimensions: 2 5/32" x 1 9/16"

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Fritz Samisch & Rudolph Spielmann -- Tobacco Card (probably at Karlsbad 1929) $30.00

Card dimensions: 2 5/32" x 1 9/16"

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Rubinstein, Grunfeld, & Bogoljubow -- Tobacco Card (probably at Karlsbad 1929) $40.00

Card dimensions: 2 5/32" x 1 9/16"


Dr. Emanuel Lasker -- Tobacco Card $60.00

Card dimensions: 2 5/32" x 1 9/16"


Capablanca -- Tobacco Card $75.00

Card dimensions: 2 5/32" x 1 9/16"

 

 

These original cards were issued in Germany by Zigaretten-Industrie. They are from a series entitled "Die Welt In Bildern" (The World In Pictures). This set encompasses over a thousand cards issued between the years 1927 and 1932. Zigaretten-Industrie produced identical cards for several different tobacco companies including: Alva-Yosma, Austria, Batschari, Bergmann, Brinkmann, Bulgaria, Caid, Constantin, Delta, Eckstein, Garbaty, Gold Dollar, Greiling, Jasmatzi, Josetti, Kyriazzi, Lande, Manoli, Orienta, Polo, Salem, Sulima, Waldorf-Astoria, Yenidze, Zig.Bilderdienst and Zuban. The front of the card shows a beautifully illustrated colour picture of the player or players; the back of the card has the title, set name, card number, series number, trade text and a description of the card front, all written in German. The cards were given as a premium in packs of cigarettes.


George A. Thomas, Bart. -- Colored Tobacco Card 1925 $20.00

Card dimensions: 2 9/16" x 1 7/16"

This original card was issued in England by Alexander Boguslavsky Ltd. It is card number 34 from a set of 50 cards titled "Sports Records". The front of the card shows the sport name and a color picture of George A. Thomas, Bart., while the back of the card has the player's name, the set's name, card number, trade text, and a description of the record being illustrated. The cards were given as a premium with packs of 10 Turf cigarettes.


Dr. Max Euwe -- Colored Tobacco Card 1936 $40.00

Card dimensions: 1 7/16" x 2 10/16"

This original card was issued in Great Britain and Ireland by Ogden's branch of the Imperial Tobacco Company, Ltd.. It is card number 14 from a set of 50 cards titled "Champions of 1936". The front of the card shows a color picture of Dr. Max Euwe, while the back of the card has the set's name, the card number, the player's name, and a bit of biographical information. The cards were given as a premium with packs of Ogden's cigarettes.

 


These original cards were issued in the USA by the KTAV Publishing Company in 1963. They are from a set of cards featuring Famous Jewish Athletes. The fronts of the cards show the player's name, sport, and a black-and-white illustration of the player. The backs of the cards are blank. The cards originally came on a marked sheet and were meant to be cut and adhered into an album. These cards were never mounted. In my experience, these cards are genuinely rare.


Schachspiel -- Colored Tobacco Card $15.00

Card dimensions: 3 1/4" x 2 13/16"


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