Flags and standards have been used for centuries, and in that time the world has created some remarkable collectible and memorabilia items of the symbols which bind a people together.
Flag Memorabilia and Collectables
In the late 1960’s my mother learnt to hate Brooke Bond tea. It had nothing to do with the quality of the tea – which has stood the test of time...
Back in 1966, when Lipton Tea was one of the most popular brands of tea in the UK and abroad, they released a series of collectible cards celebrating world flags.
One of the earliest examples of flags being used as a promotional cigarette or trade card was the 1936 set produced and published by John Player & Son.
When W.D.& H.O.Wills started issuing small tickets with wording on, Cartophily (the official name for Cigarette Card Collecting) was born in the UK.