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cigarette card

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Definition of cigarette card in English:

noun

British
A small collectable card with a picture on it, formerly included in packets of cigarettes.
Example sentences
  • The years 1900-17 have been described as ‘The Golden Age’ of the cigarette card.
  • The event at Scarborough, however, is a reminder that in the 1930s cigarette card trading was second only to stamp collecting in the list of world hobbies.
  • As a child in South Chingford in the early 1950s, I hoarded bus tickets as part of a collecting mania that included cigarette cards, triangular cheese labels, matchbox labels, coins and lollipop wrappers.

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