Dan, I have just seen the showcase of my Peruvian cards and must say they do look great.
My interest in South American cards started long ago when my great friend Gordon Brayne introduced me these fabulous little works of art. Gordon used to visit South America on business and always came back with more treasures that he had found. What cannot be seen in the scans is the embossing and glazed finish on the die-cut and sometimes pierced cards. The series run in high numbers so I have picked out my favourites as a taster. Unfortunately Gordon died a few years back, his knowledge of the subject was well known among British collectors and he left a 3 volume (unfinished) work on "The Tobacco Cards of Latin America and North Africa". Sadly this was not published but I have a draft copy which was kindly given to me by Gordon's wife Gwen.
I hope the images encourage more collectors to appreciate these South American gems.
Cards by Thos Hall and Buchner keep me busy as they are probably some of the hardest sets to achieve and I love a challenge. I would dearly like to finish my N285 'Morning Glory Maidens', I just need Broom Drill and Carpenter.
Thanks Dan for the opportunity to share.
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