New Issues – Sept/Oct 201616th September 2016 by Sam Whiting
New Issues Sept/Oct.
Marks & Spencer plc Chocolate Packets (6)
The packets have been designed in line with popular movies doing the rounds at the moment. Some of the characters have been showing on our TVs for quite a few years and have progressed to the big screen. The packet colours are;-
Dark Blue, Thomas the Tank Engine, Light Blue, Paws, Green, Shopkins, Mauve, Peppa Pig,
Purple, Frozen, Red, Star Wars.
Packet size 100 x 99, unnumbered & undated.
Bear Yo-Yo company ‘Time Travel Adventure’ (15)
This is the follow on set from the 80 card set previously recorded. This set follows the fortunes of characters into the future, in the card displayed the ref is a robot and the year is 2040, not long to wait. The set has taken on the title of spackle cards and they certainly do.
A note regarding the 80 card set we have found at least 20 varieties to the pictures and to descriptions on the reverse.
Card size 90 x 65, numbered on front but no year of issue.
GCCC company Norfolk’ Ghostbusters’ (5)
With Halloween in mind the company has issued this set of packets for your goody bowl.
The Ghostbusters are in the cinemas again so ‘Who You Gonna Call’.
Packet size 72 x 40unnumbered and undated.
Topps UK Ltd. ‘Star Wars Rogue One’ (210) + Limited editions.
The set of cards and stickers tell the story of the new Star Wars movie ‘Rogue One’. There is a starter pack which includes a limited edition card, poster checklist and nine cards to get you started. Although the packets of cards state on the reverse that there are 210 cards to collect the poster checklist has spaces for 212!
Card size 88 x 62 numbered on reverse bottom right but undated.
IDW Publishing ‘Star Wars Micro Comic The Empire Strikes Back’ (6) + (6) = (36)
This series has different stories in the comics, different 3-D poster with 3-D viewer and a new set of Star War cards. Again I have shown the reverse of the poster which is a checklist for the series. The poster and the micro comic have the same series number.
Comic size 145 x 95, Poster A4, card size 89 x 64 numbered and dated 2016.
Panini UK Ltd. Various sets
Fifa 365 2017, ‘Adrenalyn XL’ (423)
With the football season well underway Panini has launched a set of Trading cards depicting all your favourite players. There are also five differently designed packets to collect with three different players depicted on each.
Card size 89 x 63 numbered but undated.
Euro2016 France (459)
I know the Euros are over but I thought as the cards are still available I should record them. This particular set is again a trading card game depicting the players that were at the tournament.
Card size 89 x 63 numbered but undated.
Disney Princess Dream Big (?)
A new series depicting the well loved princesses of the Disney world.
Sticker size 78 x 56 numbered but undated.
Topps Europe Ltd. ‘DreamWorks Trolls’ (?)
The release of this set of stickers coincides with the release of the movie.
Sticker size 86 x 62 numbered but undated.
Cotton Candy company ‘Disney Mickey Mouse’ (?)
Inside the top of the cotton candy pot you will find a sticker related to the picture on the lid. I have three different pot lids to date the other two are; – Disney Frozen and Paw Patrol.
Sticker size 50 x 39 unnumbered and undated.
Next Fashion Store ‘Make Me Beautiful’ (?)
I have three of these attractive cards to date, Glamourous & Sexy, Sultry & Sophisticated and Confident & Strong. The cards depict glamorous women with hints on makeup on the reverse.
Card size 148 x 105unnumbered and undated.
Theatre Royal Drury Lane ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ (6)
The cards were produced so as to entice you to see the show and depict the main characters with their winning bar of chocolate. Augustus Gloop, Charlie Bucket, Mike Teavee, Ernuca Salt, Violet Beauregrade and Willy Wonka.
Card size 148 x 105 dated 1016 but unnumbered.
Saban Brands Lionsgate ‘Power Rangers’ (6)
The six cards are attached and depict all five Power Rangers and with their logo ‘Together we are More’. The new movie will be out in the new year. As they appear along the cards;- Jason, Trini, Billy, Kimberly, Zack and the logo card.
Card size 148 x 105dated 2017 but unnumbered.
Barclays Bank PLC. ‘Saving with Barclays’ (9)
The cards depict many of our native animals many of which are close to the endangered species list. Barclays have designed the card to display on the reverse many ways you can save with them.
Card size 148 x 105, unnumbered and undated.
Electronic Arts inc. PS4 ‘Games Software Pre-Order Cards’ (?)
The cards are designed as a pre-order ticket for you to choose the game you would like to purchase; you then take the card to the counter and buy your product. I find the cards are well produced and make a very nice collectable in their own right.
Card size 125 x 85, unnumbered and undated.
My thanks for help with this issue to Roy Cook, Dave Turnball and Mike Leighton.
Hot on the heels of the treasure hunt which saw collectors trying to retrieve vintage packages from the depths of store shelving, here is another Transatlantic trend where people go online to watch collectors open sealed boxes. Read all about it at
The catalogue is now online (in two parts) at https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/tim-davidson/
The Hants and Surrey Club are proud to present a postal auction ending on the 12th October to members of the Cartophilic Society. The catalogue appears in full on this post. Do note the vast majority of the material offered was graded by our much m