Cigarette card. Coaches series.

New Zealand
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Cigarette card. The card has a picture of a red coach and horse team in front of hotel on one side and text on the reverse. ('Changing horses at Weeden's'') 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.
CH classification DOCUMENTS Cards cigarette card
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L65mm X W35mm
Media/Materials description
Coach picture on front with caption. < CHANGING HORSES AT WEEDEN'S>

Reverse side text. <COACHES AND COACHING DAYS/ A SERIES OF 50/ 6/ Changing horses at Weeden's in the '60s/ Here we see a 14-p;assenger light Concord coach changing its horses at Weeden's Halfway House, at the first stage from Christchurch on the Main South Road. The jack coach ran as far as the Rakaia, from whence another coach took on passengers and mails for the remainder of the journey. The inn has disappeared and at the railway station the name is spelt "Weedons"./ W.D. & H.O. WILLS/ Bristol & London>
History and use
Cigarette cards were collectable promtional material items for tobacco companies. The topics on the cards were of general interest such as sports people or events in history. This card is from a series of 50 dealing with coaches and coaching history, including Cobb & Co, intended for the New Zealand market. Cobb & Co operated coaches in New Zealand as well as Australia.
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