Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mischief Goes to Mars, a set of 1950s British biscuit trading cards

Steve Holland, a freelance author and editor who is interested in old British comics, books and magazines and runs the blog Bear Alley, recently posted some beautiful images of Mischief Goes to Mars, a promotional set of twenty-four trading cards issued by Wright's Biscuits Limited of South Shields in 1954. The cards consist of color illustrations on the front face accompanied by an ongoing story on the back panel in which a young lad, Mischief, and his sister take a rocket ship trip to the Red Planet.

Pictured: Mischief Goes to Mars, card No. 20.

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