1966 Brooke Bond : Transport through the Ages

1966 Brooke Bond : Transport through the Ages



1966 Brooke Bond : Transport Through The Ages

Transport through the Ages picture cards were released in 1966 by Brooke Bond Ltd. of London. The 50-card series was illustrated by Richard Ward. The text descriptions were written by Arthur G. Bourne. The cards were distributed free with purchases of Brooke Bond tea in England. A Transport Through The Ages collector album was available from grocers for six pence.

Each card measures approximately 68 x 36 mm. The original 1966 card backs are printed with blue text. The series was reprinted in 1973 with black text. A similar collection was distributed in 1967 by Brooke Bond Canada Ltd. titled Transportation through the Ages (Le transport à travers les âges).

Card #50, "Space Rocket," depicts the launch of a Mercury-Atlas vehicle. Astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, completing three orbits in the Mercury spacecraft Friendship 7.

1966 Brooke Bond : Transport Through The Ages #50 - Space Rocket 1966 Brooke Bond : Transport Through The Ages #50 - Space Rocket


Checklist
1 Elephant
2 The Camel
3 Dog Sledge
4 Ox Wagon
5 Chariot
6 Stage Coach
7 Horse Tram
8 The Bicycle
9 Kayak
10 Galley
11 Horse Barge
12 East Indiaman
13 Tea Clipper
14 Hot Air Balloon
15 Gas Balloon
16 Steam Coach
17 Steam Wagon
18 Stephenson's Rocket
19 Modern Steam Locomotive
20 Diesel Locomotive
21 Gas Turbine Locomotive
22 The Comet
23 Mississipi River Steamer
24 The Great Eastern
25 Turbinia
26 Modern Ocean Liner
27 Oil Tanker
28 Electric Tram
29 Electric Locomotive
30 Monorail
31 Early Motor Car
32 Bluebird
33 Motor Cycle
34 Sno-Cat
35 The Wright Brothers Aeroplane
36 Airship
37 Early Airliner
38 Flying Boat
39 Supermarine Schneider Trophy Plane
40 Transport Aircraft
41 Westland Whirlwind HCC Mk.12
42 First Turbojet Airliner
43 Modern Jet Airliner
44 Variable Wing Aircraft
45 The Mesoscaphe
46 Hydrofoil
47 Hovercraft
48 Nuclear Ship
49 Nuclear Submarine
50 Space Rocket

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