posted 02-09-2013 09:20 AM
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 Editor
Posts: 27915 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 02-09-2013 10:09 AM
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.
Posts: 1384 From: Germany Registered: May 2000
posted 02-09-2013 10:20 AM
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.
Posts: 181 From: United Kingdom Registered: Mar 2007
posted 02-09-2013 03:22 PM
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.