1925 Imperial How to Play Golf (C17) Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Imperial How to Play Golf (C17)
Year 1925
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″
Images Black and White
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

1925 Imperial How to Play Golf Overview

1925 Imperial How to Play Golf.jpgThis was one of several instructional sets produced internationally in the 1920s and 1930s. This particular set showed collectors how to play golf by using the appropriate stances and types of shots. It is listed in the American Card Catalog as C17 as it is a Canadian issue.

The set is somewhat popular as it featured actual images of golfers. This set included pictures of golfers George Duncan, Arthur Havers, and Abe Mitchell. Havers was pictured on 30 of the 50 cards of the set, thus making his the most common. Mitchell is on 11 cards and Duncan, nine.

All three golfers were successful. Duncan likely had the best career of the bunch winning a major (the British Open) and finishing with 22 career wins. Havers also won the British Open once but had only five professional wins. Mitchell did not win a major but had more wins combined than Duncan and Havers with 29.

Fronts of the cards pictured black and white images of subjects against pale color backgrounds. The front included not only the player’s name but also a short title of what was being shown.

Backs offered a description of the illustration that was shown and indicated the cards were issued by the Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada, Ltd. While that was a Canadian company, these cards were printed in England.

The cards are somewhat rare commanding a bit more than many other tobacco golf issues.

1925 Imperial How to Play Golf Checklist

  • Cards No. 1-25: Arthur Havers
  • Cards No. 26-36: Abe Mitchell
  • Cards No. 37-45: George Duncan
  • Cards No. 46-50: Arthur Havers

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