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The Homeland Series: Real Photos Cavanders Ltd. - 1924 The Homeland Series: Hand Coloured Real Photos Cavanders Ltd. - 1924 The Homeland Series: Real Photos (Reprinted) Cavanders Ltd. - 1925
Notes: Cards are approximately 2" x 3"; a "regular cigarette-card size" series was also produced by Cavanders in 1924. Some cards may refer to a Cavanders brand, e.g., Army Club Cigarettes. Card fronts feature photographs and card backs feature snippets of appropriate poetry. Thanks much to Jon Waldman for the update/clarification! Three (or four) varieties are found for this series, and my set is mixed so I am not absolutely sure that my markings descriptions are universally correct. Here is the gist: There were two main issues, marked "Real Photos" with the title centered on the card back, and "Hand Coloured Real Photos." But some of the original photos were in colour. In the second issue, I believe these were reprinted with the "Hand Coloured" text whited out, so that the "Real Photos" description is at the right of the line on the card back. The list below shows the cards from my mixed set that are in colour with the subtitle at the right (presumed to be part of the second issue) or that have the subtitle in the center (presumed to be part of the first issue, with an alternate text-right version produced). One exception to these hypothese is card 28, which is in black-and-white but has the text-right subtitle. The Murray Cards International catalog states that the "Hand Coloured Real Photos" version has only 50 cards. I have cards marked that way through number 56, so if there were only 50 cards released in that issue, I do not know which 6 were excluded. Murray also notes an "Uncoloured" 56-card series, and I do not know whether this means that the cards do not bear the "Real Photos" text at all. I also do not know the characteristics of the 1925 series that is marked "Reprint." If any expert out there can confirm or deny my speculations, I would appreciate any update!
No. Title Original Type 1 A Sussex Shepherd and Flock Colour 2 Winter on the Frays near Uxbridge 3 Stepping Stones at Hardcastle 4 Steeplechasing 5 Fishers Unloading at Brixham 6 A Harvesting Idyll in Hampshire 7 An Evening Row in the Lake District 8 The Best Sport of the Day Colour 9 On the Broads in Norfolk Colour 10 The Mill, Lynmouth 11 Golf 12 In the Portsmouth Roads 13 In an Essex Wheat Field Colour 14 The Waterfalls, Hebden Bridge, Hardcastle Colour 15 Coaching Days 16 Sweet Emblems of England 17 The Cottage Homes of England 18 Seashore Rocks on the North-East Coast 19 Football 20 Winter on a Thames Backwater 21 Still Life Colour 22 At Watersmeet, Lynmouth 23 A Type of English Beauty 24 A Highland Family 25 A Hunting Morning 26 On the Norfolk Broads Colour 27 Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire 28 Harvesting in the isle of Arran B&W 29 Cricket 30 An Evening Scene in Sussex 31 A Hunting we will go 32 A Wayside Corner in Kent Colour 33 Highland Cattle Changing Pastures 34 Hockey B&W 35 Sunshine in the Lake District 36 Emblems of England 37 A Cheshire Lane under Snow 38 The Halfway House 39 In the West Highlands 40 Old Houses in Chilham, Kent 41 A West County Lane Colour 42 The Favourite Meet Colour 43 Looking across Ullswater 44 Autumn Fruits 45 Tennis 46 Mid Winter in a Surrey Lane Colour 47 On the Trossachs Colour 48 Out on the Open Road 49 The Quiet Shores of Devon 50 A Fine Finish 51 Rydal Mere, from Wordsworth Wishing Gate Colour 52 The Three Waterfalls, Leeds 53 Killarney Colour 54 The Smithy, Dunchurch, near Rugby Colour 55 By a Deeside Stream Colour 56 In a Suffolk Meadow©2004, 2005 Jeff Allender. Comments, updates, & corrections are welcomed!