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Title: ABC of Sport tins
Post by: Ogdenscards on May 04, 2018, 11:22:39 AM
Found and purchased these four tins they are exactly the same as the cards, they are about the size of 5 cigarettes but only mention St. Julien Tobacco as do the cards. No mention of any brand so maybe just for tobacco but only half an ounce I would guess.

There are 25 in the set of cards each depicting a letter, (Y & Z are combined), so I have 4 it is likely that there is another 21 tins out there.

Have asked the appropriate people and no body is aware of them, am awaiting a reply from Barry Russel who may be the best bet but packets are his specialty not tins.

If anybody has seen any or is aware of more information any would be appreciated.

They are defiantly original tins.
Title: Re: ABC of Sport tins
Post by: up the cherries! on May 04, 2018, 04:30:40 PM
Very interesting David. I have never seen these before, but will keep a look out for you!
Title: Re: ABC of Sport tins
Post by: exdrummer on May 04, 2018, 05:28:05 PM
Never seen them either, do you think the cards may have been issued in the tins?
Title: Re: ABC of Sport tins
Post by: Ogdenscards on May 05, 2018, 12:44:54 AM
I personally think that is a strong possibility, as they would not put another series inside, but would they have the corresponding card?  I do not know. Have asked Gordon Howsden and he is the expert on ITC and he has never seen them before. There may well be a tin for each of the 25 cards.
Title: Re: ABC of Sport tins
Post by: IanSammel on May 05, 2018, 05:54:37 PM
I've seen "packet issues" but never "tin issues".  You can cut the cards out of a packet with scissors but it's not clear how you would collect the tins.  They would have taken up quite a bit of space after a while.  Over 30 years ago Coca Cola produced a set of tins which formed a large picture if you stood them all together.  I had some in my office for a while but they weren't the sort of thing you could collect in bulk.  To my wife's annoyance I have a load of Heineken bottles issued recently which make up a set but same problem with space.

As you can see which tin you are going to get you presumably wouldn't need to buy more than 25 of them so the incentive to buy more tobacco would be limited.
Title: Re: ABC of Sport tins
Post by: Ogdenscards on May 06, 2018, 04:59:40 PM
I have not seen packet issues that you cut out of the ABC of Sport, so if you know of any examples please let me know.
Title: Re: ABC of Sport tins
Post by: IanSammel on May 06, 2018, 07:45:52 PM
When I said "packet issues", I was talking generally.  Things like Turf slides or Typhoo tea cards.  I have never seen any ABC of sport cards as packet issues. 
Title: Re: ABC of Sport tins
Post by: Ogdenscards on May 08, 2018, 09:33:41 AM
Oh!, I know what you mean now , you got me excited, possible new discovery.