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Collections - Souvenirs

Cigarette Cards and Silks

Regimental and military subjects were popular to be featured in cigarette cards during the first half of the 20th Century.  Silks were produced at first and these were taken over by cards.  A number of different tobacco manufacturers published cards which featured the King's Own Royal Regiment.

    
Silk cigarette ‘cards’ featuring the cipher and regimental badge of The King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). 4th Foot. Marked number ‘78’ and one example marked 'BDV Cigarettes'.
Accession Numbers: KO0418/03 and KO0418/04


Silk cigarette ‘card’ featuring the cipher and regimental badge of The King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment).
Accession Number: KO1456/01


Silk cigarette 'card' featuring the cap badge.  4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. 
Number 23 G P Territorial Badges series.
Accession Number: KO2590/409

   
Cigarette Card, 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Featuring the Cap Badge and the Regimental Colour.
Issued by John Player & Sons. Regimental Standards and Cap Badges, Number 16.  Circa 1920s
Accession Number: KO0418/17

   
Cigarette Card, 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Featuring the Cap Badge and the Regimental Colour.
Issued by John Player & Sons. Regimental Standards and Cap Badges, Number 16.
Accession Number: KO1814/01

 
Cigarette Card, 5th Battalion, The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) featuring the Regimental Colour and cap badge.
Issued by John Player & Sons.
Accession Number: KO2988/03

    
Cigarette Card 4th Regiment of Foot, Officer’s Forage Cap, 1852-1881.
Issued by John Player & Sons. Military Head-dress, number 30 of a series of 50.
Accession Number: KO2300/01

    
Cigarette Card The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Issued by Stephen Mitchell & Sons Cigarettes. Army Ribbons and Buttons. Number 12 or a series of 25.
Accession Number: KO2304/01

 
Cigarette card, Army Badges, The King's Own Royal Regiment.  Number 1 in a series of 48.
Issued by Gallaher Limited, 1920s.
Accession Number: KO2988/04

  
Cigarette Card, History of Army Uniform, The 4th Foot, 1680.
Issued by Carreras Limited.
Accession Number: KO2988/05

   
Cigarette Card, British Uniforms of the 19th Century.  Number 23 in a series of 25.
Issued by "Mills" Filtertips.
Accession Number: KO2988/06

    
Cigarette card of the The Cigarette Co. Jersey, featuring Corporal Morris of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Nothing more is known about Corporal Morris, nor any of the other footballers who featured in the cigarette card series.
Accession Number: KO2917/19

  
Cigarette Card: Army Crests and Mottoes, the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, late 19th Century or early 20th Century.
Published by Gale & Polden Limited for Ogden's Cigarettes.
Accession Number: KO2985/02

    
Cigarette Card Private James Miller VC.
Issued by Gallaher Ltd, Belfast & London. The Great War, Victoria Cross Heroes. 6th Series of 25. Card number 140.
Accession Number: KO2304/02

    
Cigarette Card – 1st/4th Battalion, The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1918.
Issued by John Player & Sons. Card number 38 in a series of 50. Uniforms of the Territorial Army. 1st/4th Battalion, The King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1918. Now: 56th Anti-Tank Regiment RA. (Thus dating the card to circa 1938/39.  The illustration is drawn by the Canadian Artist, Lance Cattermole, the original pencil sketch is in the museum's collection as well.  KO2290/01
Accession Number: KO2417/01

 
Album of Cigarette Cards, Uniforms of the Territorial Army, circa 1938.
Accession Number: KO3013/72a and 72/b

  
General Sir Archibald Hunter, Heroes of the Transvaal War series by Salmon & Gluckstein Limited.
Accession Number: KO2985/15

 
Officer, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Cohen, Weenen & Co, London.
Accession Number: KO2985/79

 
Regimental Colours, 2nd Battalion, The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, Gallahers Cigarettes.
Accession Number: KO3046/16

 
Collectors card "The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment" issued by Home and Colonial Stores to introduce Perfect Margarine,  Card number 29
Accession Number: KO3046/37

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