1913 Wills Scissors Sporting Girls Set and Checklist

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Title Wills Scissors Sporting Girls
Year 1913
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

1913 Wills Scissors Sporting Girls Set Overview

Wills Scissors Sporting Girls TennisThese cards were distributed by U.K. tobacco company Wills for release in its Scissors brand cigarette products. Scissors cards are generally distinctive for their red ink backs with a cartoon drawing of their packages.

The cards featured color lithographs of female athletes. While it is called the Sporting Girls series, the sports on some of the cards are really more like activities. Of note, however, are cards depicting tennis and golf in the set.

Tennis collectors should be careful when looking for the tennis card in this issue. One card featuring badminton shows a woman with a racket and, in glancing quickly without seeing the shuttlecock in the shot, it could be taken for a tennis pose.

Other sports featured here include things like field hockey, ice skating, and skiing.

Overall, these cards are not terribly easy to find.

1913 Wills Scissors Sporting Girls Set Checklist

  1. Archery
  2. Badminton
  3. Boating
  4. Bowls
  5. Carriage (closeup)
  6. Carriage (entire carriage)
  7. Crochet
  8. Cycling
  9. Dancing
  10. Diving
  11. Driving
  12. Field Hockey
  13. Fishing
  14. Golfing
  15. Hiking (Snow)
  16. Horseback Riding
  17. Ice Skating
  18. Ocean
  19. Ring Toss
  20. Roller Skating
  21. Shooting
  22. Sitting
  23. Skiing
  24. Sled Riding (three people)
  25. Sled Riding (two people)
  26. In Stands at Sporting Event
  27. Tennis
  28. Wooden Stand
  29. TBD
  30. TBD

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