Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Unusual British Militaria

As I travel throughout the British Isles, I have a tendency to purchase unusual items that relate to my genealogical interests. Anything that might be interesting to insert in a lecture that is an unusual example. One of these is/was Wills's Cigarette Picture-Card Album. This "album" has small cards that have a color ticket-sized picture of a regiment's colours, cap badge, and a short history of the regiment. In this booklet there are five cards per page (total 10 pages). The Colours and badge are on the front of the card and the history on the back. The cards are by John Players and Sons.

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