1933 Carreras (Turf) Personality Series Jimmy Pike trade card

Object Type
Documents and books/Document/Card/Trade or swap card/Trade card - Cigarette card
Date Used
Circa 1933-Circa 1934
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Small, rectangular, portrait-format cigarette card featuring on front a colour caricature of Australian jockey James "Jimmy" Pike holding a hobby horse in one hand and a whip in the other. Signature of the caricaturist Bob Mirams at top right. The picture is surrounded by a blue line and white border, at the bottom of which is written "'JIMMY' PIKE / Leading N.S.W. Horseman". The reverse features brown ink text: at top an advertisement for "TURF"/ VIRGINIA CIGARETTES; the series title: PERSONALITY SERIES, the card number: "No. 82"; in the middle a short sporting biography of 'J.E. PIKE / (NSW)'; and further Turf advertisement at bottom. This card was issued by Carreras cigarettes with packets of Turf Virginia cigarettes in 1933. Card numbers 72-96 depict caricatures of sports people from many different sports.
0 - Whole: H: 65 W: 40 D: 1mm (H: 2 9/16 W: 1 9/16 D: 1/16")
Date Used
Circa 1933-Circa 1934
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Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Mr Phil Morris.




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