1934 Churchman Well-Known Ties Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Churchman Well-Known Ties
Year 1934
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 5/8″ (Small) and 2 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ (Large)
Images Black and White / Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
50 (small set) / 12 (large set)

1934 Churchman Well-Known Ties Set Overview

1934 Churchman Well Known Ties TennisSports collectors might be inclined to think that these cards reviewed some of the great tied games in history. However, instead, this unique set featured well known ties that were purportedly worn at historic places.

These cards were issued by W.A. and A.C. Churchman, a division of the Imperial Tobacco Company, for their Churchman’s Cigarettes product. In all, a total of 50 cards were in the set.

As was the case with other Churchman sets, the company produced a smaller sized card and then a larger one that was closer to a square. There is a twist here in that the larger set, unlike others, actually included two different series’ of 12 for a total of 24 cards. The larger set is significantly rarer.

Of note is that the tie shown was not actually discussed on many of the cards. Instead, the back was reserved for a discussion of the event/location. While it is mostly a non-sports set, the last dozen cards in it feature ties worn at sporting events. The cards had a distinctive look with a black and white image of the location in the background and a colored version of the tie worn in full color.

Most of those were for soccer and rugby matches. However, a card is reserved for tennis showing the tie worn at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, home of Wimbledon. The picture shown is the club’s famous Centre Court. As with others, no mention is made on the back of the tie. The tennis card is found in both the smaller-sized and larger-sized sets.

1934 Churchman Well-Known Ties Set Checklist

Small-Sized Set

  1. Royal Navy
  2. Royal Marines
  3. Royal Artillery
  4. Engineers
  5. Army Medical Corps
  6. Tank Corps
  7. Household Brigade
  8. Highland Brigade
  9. Green Jackets
  10. Honourable Artillery Company
  11. London Rifle Brigade
  12. Queen Victoria’s Rifles
  13. Rangers
  14. London Scottish
  15. 20th London Regiment
  16. Royal Air Force
  17. Old Alleynians
  18. Old Bradfieldians
  19. Old Carthusians
  20. Old Cheltonians
  21. Old Citizens
  22. Old Cliftonians
  23. Old Etonians
  24. Old Haileyburians
  25. Old Harrovians
  26. Old Lorettonians
  27. Old Malvernians
  28. Old Marlburians
  29. Old Merchant Taylors
  30. Old Millhillians
  31. Old Paulines
  32. Old Reptonians
  33. Old Rugbeinas
  34. Old Tonbridgians
  35. Old Uppinghamians
  36. Old Wellingtonians
  37. Old Westminsters
  38. Old Wykeamists
  39. Oxford Blue
  40. Cambridge Blue
  41. M.C.C. (Marylebone Cricket Club)
  42. I Zingari
  43. Free Foresters
  44. English Ruby Football International
  45. Irish Rugby Football International
  46. Barbarians Rugby Football Club
  47. Blackheath Rugby Football Club
  48. Corinthians Association Football Club
  49. Leander Rowing Club
  50. All England Lawn Tennis Club

Larger-Sized Set

Checklist TBD

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