1935-36 Henry’s Adventures Series Set and Checklist
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1935-36 J. Wix Henry’s Adventures Series Set Overview
These cards featured the activities of a mischievous boy named Henry. The cards were distributed by J. Wix and Sons Tobacco for their products and backs can be found with various tobacco brand advertisements, including Kensitas and Tareyton. While the set is often simply called the ‘Henry’ set, the actual name, as indicated in small print on the backs is ‘Henry’s Adventures.’
Each cartoon includes a picture of Henry in various situations. Cartoons, as indicated on the cards, were the work of Carl Anderson.
This is a massive issue with five different series, each consisting of 50 cards. The result is a 250-card set and, in reality, there are actually more cards than that. In addition to those 250 ‘regular’ cards, an extra large-sized set was available for the first two series’ and those included 25 cards in each series. The larger cards were similar but had more white space around the borders and, of course, were a little larger in size.
In all, there are 300 total cards, which would comprise a master set. The first two series’ were printed in 1935 and the last three, in 1936. Most of the cards are non-sports related. But a few include Henry being mixed up in various sports, including tennis and golf.
Albums were also available for the cards. Collectors were advised to see their tobacconist for them, though no cost information was mentioned on the cards as was the case with some other issues.
1935-36 J. Wix Henry’s Adventures Series Set Checklist
A checklist for this set has not yet been assembled. However, for the purposes of this site, the cards featuring sports mentioned here that I have seen include:
- Henry carrying golf bag
- Henry shooting marbles at golf balls
- Henry with slingshot interfering with golfer
- Henry with broken tennis racket