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I did collect the Brooke Bond freshwater fishes when a lad but bought another set to set up.

I have posted these in the past but they are relevant to this thread -

They are the Players freshwater and sea fishes, the Wills baits and fishes and the Brooke Bond freshwater fish.

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Wallyboy Rob wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:57 am Image

I have a complete book, unfortunately the lad who originally collected the cards decided to crayon round the card borders.

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I also have this John Player and Sons complete card book but the cover has split from the rest of the book, the only date reference I can find is 1934 but I don't know if there were other issues.
Regarding the crayon - my girlfriend is a Primary teacher and says you could try one of those kneadable art erasers they sell in specialist art shops. She says that with care and time, these can often remove crayon from paper and other surfaces without causing further damage.

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:Hat: Thanks Phil
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Dom Andrew wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:04 pm I collected the Butterflies, Birds, and from the bubble gum series The American Civil War cards with replica bank notes from the period. Theses card were band at my school for they where considered too bloodthirsty for us young schoolboys.
My older brother collected the Civil War cards and yes, they were pretty extreme. I can't see anything like that being produced today :surrender:

I sat with one of the grandbrats recently and opened a stack of the latest Sainsburys rehash of Marvel/Disney character cards we had collected for him. I must teach him the flick technique for the playground although, they'll probably be doing swaps on Facebook or TikTok - whatever that is?

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Well that brings back some happy memories for me, I have the book with the cards, my nan used to collect them for me, the cards always had a pleasant tea smell.

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Dave Burr wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:00 am
Dom Andrew wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:04 pm I collected the Butterflies, Birds, and from the bubble gum series The American Civil War cards with replica bank notes from the period. Theses cards were band at my school for they where considered too bloodthirsty for us young schoolboys.
My older brother collected the Civil War cards and yes, they were pretty extreme. I can't see anything like that being produced today :surrender:

I sat with one of the grandbrats recently and opened a stack of the latest Sainsburys rehash of Marvel/Disney character cards we had collected for him. I must teach him the flick technique for the playground although, they'll probably be doing swaps on Facebook or TikTok - whatever that is?
I just googled them, 'American Civil War Cards', and straightaway some sample cards came up. It does take me back to my school days seeing them again. Us boys were more interested in the cards than the bubble gum.

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Dave Burr wrote: Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:00 am
Dom Andrew wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:04 pm I collected the Butterflies, Birds, and from the bubble gum series The American Civil War cards with replica bank notes from the period. Theses card were band at my school for they where considered too bloodthirsty for us young schoolboys.
My older brother collected the Civil War cards and yes, they were pretty extreme. I can't see anything like that being produced today :surrender:

I sat with one of the grandbrats recently and opened a stack of the latest Sainsburys rehash of Marvel/Disney character cards we had collected for him. I must teach him the flick technique for the playground although, they'll probably be doing swaps on Facebook or TikTok - whatever that is?
I'm with your older brother and still have some https://www.bobheffner.com/cwn/a_indexfront.shtml there were some of these later banned

Also popular was Battle by ABC piece of chewing gum included.

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That was the difference between me and my bruv, he was into war and gore, I was into fish and butterflies. He grew up to be a pacifist hippy, I went into the police - go figure.

Going back to the original posts, I had a big frame with fresh and saltwater fish in it. It has been passed on to my son but I think they make great displays for man caves as well as delivering a mighty dose of nostalgia. The search down the side of the packet of tea for the card and hoping it was a new one for the collection. This happened once, maybe twice a week whereas our kids today get handfuls of packets containing multiple cards from the supermarket.

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Did you collect the free gifts in breakfast cereals then Dave? I remember plastic submarines which you put baking powder into to make them rise to the surface. There were frogmen that had a bubble where the facemask was normally and you put them in a screw top bottle and made them rise and fall by loosening and tightening the top. There was also a little yacht than floated on the surface film and was propelled by putting washing powder in a little compartment at the rear which lowered the surface tension.

The cartoonist Giles picked up on this and among the details which you always had to look for in his cartoons was once a packet of "Klogo" with free bicycle inside.

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Phil Arnott wrote: Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:50 am Did you collect the free gifts in breakfast cereals then Dave? I remember plastic submarines which you put baking powder into to make them rise to the surface. There were frogmen that had a bubble where the facemask was normally and you put them in a screw top bottle and made them rise and fall by loosening and tightening the top. There was also a little yacht than floated on the surface film and was propelled by putting washing powder in a little compartment at the rear which lowered the surface tension.

The cartoonist Giles picked up on this and among the details which you always had to look for in his cartoons was once a packet of "Klogo" with free bicycle inside.
I remember them well Phil, the little diver fascinated me until my folks told me it could be done with a match head - killjoys. I don't recall the yacht.... but now I want one. As for Giles, we had loads of his books full of his wonderful cartoons. I don't recall the Klogo one but loved the humour and the background chaos that had to be found to enjoy. A genius indeed.

There were also the little gifts that occasionally came with a comic such as a Sheriff's star or brown paper 'clapper' thing that lasted a fun half hour. Nowadays every comic has an alluring toy and is full of preachy, PC content. How did we manage? :Sarcasm:

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