At junior school in the 1940's there were still enough cigarette cards in circulation for us to play games with them. Also to collect and exchange the cards where the subjects interested us. I still have several incomplete sets from those days. Recently, whilst browsing in Leicester market, I came across a tatty but complete Players "An Album of Aeroplanes (Civil)". Nostalgia clicked in and I paid the £8.
I think my early collection of the aircraft cigarette cards had a hand getting me interested in aeromodelling. I still enjoy browsing through these pictures of 1930's aircraft.
Seeing the DH88 Comet cigarette card used in Wikipedia started this off.
Tony Beckett - March 2012