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spaceflori
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posted 02-09-2013 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got a collection (originally sold by Seymour Rodman I think) of "Lipton's Red Label Tea" - "The Conquest of Space - A Series of 50" small cards - about 2x1 inch.

Does anybody know anything about them, value?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-09-2013 10:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do these appear to be reprint/modern cards?

I find references online to a set of the same name issued in 1957 of 50 cards that were packaged with Cadet Sweets' candy cigarettes.

spaceflori
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Very difficult to say... they are definetely older than 2003 (since the guy I got it from died in 2003). Printing style could be 50s indeed but it's hard to tell if that's a reprint. At least there is no remark anywhere.

They are printed on rather thinner paper, so that would make sense with the candy cigarettes.

medaris
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posted 02-09-2013 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for medaris   Click Here to Email medaris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I collect trade cards. Lipton's Conquest of Space (set of 50 cards) is from 1962. Murray's Catalogue lists the complete set at £40.

For people who haven't come across tea and other trade cards, they're worth a look - there are several space-related sets, and many aviation-related cards.

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