cigarette card

Cigarette card with a colour image of a man blowing in to a green glass trumpet entitled 'Buy my fine Singing Glasses.' Text on reverse reads: 'Glass ware of all descriptions has long been a favourite commodity with street traders. The so-called Singing Glasses were long glass tubes with bell-shaped mouths, often made of brightly coloured glass. These fragile glass trumpets were retailed at a few pence each. In Elizabethan times Venice glasses were hawked about the London streets, wares that a modern collector would give much to possess. ' Number 8 in a set of 25 cigarette cards entitled 'Cries of London'. Issued by John Player & Sons, a branch of the Imperial Tobacco Co. Ltd.

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