Cigarette card. Coaches series.

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New Zealand
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Description
Cigarette card. The card has a picture of a red coach and horses on one side and text on the reverse. ('Crossing the Hamner River')The card was one of a series of 50 on coaching issued by tobacco company WD & HO Wills of Bristol England for its New Zealand subsiduary. This series of cards all dealt with coaches and coaching history including the operations of Cobb & Co. Cigarette cards were intended to be collected, thereby promoting the consumption of the producer's brand of cigarettes.
Classification
CH classification DOCUMENTS Cards cigarette card
Production place
Measurements
L65mm X W35mm
Media/Materials description
Cardboard
Signature/Marks
Coach picture on front with caption. < CROSSING THE HAMNER RIVER>

Reverse side text. <COACHES AND COACHING DAYS/ A SERIES OF 50/ 3/ Crossing the Hamner River in the '90s/ Photo by JS Taylor/ The eight-passenger Cobb coach was typical of many in New Zealand and Australia where the population was small. Made by the late Mr. A.G. Howland, the American coachbuilder of Christchurch, it served as a link between the Culverton railhead and Hamner Springs. With its canoe front, leather springs or braces, and covered boot at the rear, it was true to the American typeof Concord waggon ./ W.D. & H.O. WILLS/ Bristol & London>
History and use
Cigarette card. The card has a picture of a red coach and horses on one side and text on the reverse. ('Crossing the Hamner River')The card was one of a series of 50 on coaching issued by tobacco company WD & HO Wills of Bristol England for its New Zealand subsiduary. This series of cards all dealt with coaches and coaching history including the operations of Cobb & Co. Cigarette cards were intended to be collected, thereby promoting the consumption of the producer's brand of cigarettes.
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Registration number
H49465

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