1965 Primrose Confectionery : Space Patrol Sweet Cigarettes

1965 Primrose Confectionery : Space Patrol Sweet Cigarettes



The Space Patrol card series was originally released in 1965 by Primrose Confectionery Co., Ltd. The 50-card collection was distributed in England with boxes of Space Patrol Sweet Cigarettes. Each card measures approximately 2.6 x 1.3 inches (65 x 33 mm). The series was reprinted with different back variations on cardstock and thin paper. Early printings advertise a Photo Card Album. Later printings are copyrighted by Wonderama Productions Ltd.

Space Patrol showcases early missiles, rockets, satellites, and test animals. Card #33 features a concept design for the Project Gemini spacecraft.

1965 Primrose : Space Patrol #33 - Gemini


Card #37 depicts Laika, the Soviet space dog. Laika (Лайка, "Curly") became the first animal to orbit the Earth on November 3, 1957. Laika died from overheating after the third orbit, about 5–7 hours into the mission. The Sputnik 2 spacecraft reentered the atmosphere on April 14, 1958.

1965 Primrose : Space Patrol #37 - Laika


Card #49 depicts Enos, the second chimpanzee launched into space. Enos was the third hominid and the only chimpanzee to orbit the Earth. Enos completed two orbits aboard Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961.

1965 Primrose : Space Patrol #49 - Orbit Couch


Candy cigarettes have been prohibited in many countries including Canada and the United Kingdom. In 1970 and 1991, unsuccessful attempts were made to ban candy cigarettes in the United States. The products remain available in similar packaging, but can not be labeled as cigarettes.


Checklist
1 Air Force Boeing IM-99
2 Solid-Fuel Scout Rocket
3 Bullpup
4 Titan
5 Gar-11 Nuclear Falcon
6 Talos
7 Q-5 Target Missile
8 V2/WAC Corporal
9 Falcon
10 The Cobra
11 Perishing Missile
12 The Hawk
13 Little John
14 Mace
15 Redstone Rocket
16 Thor-Able Nose Cone
17 Saturn on Launch Pad
18 Saturn's First Flight
19 Rascal
20 Sergeant
21 25-27 HTV Missile
22 Regulus I
23 Jupiter
24 The Nike
25 Mercury-Atlas Combination
26 Nord 5103 (AA-20)
27 Transit 111-B
28 SS 11
29 Explorer VII
30 Oscar Package
31 Pioneer III
32 TIROS III
33 Gemini
34 Tests Satellites
35 Explorer VI
36 Pioneer V
37 Laika
38 Talos Missile
39 Three Satellites in One
40 Corporal
41 R.051. Manufactured by Engines Matra of Paris
42 Relay Satellite
43 Alouette
44 Regulus II Missile
45 Echo II
46 Ranger I Spacecraft
47 Rogallo
48 Explorer VIII
49 Orbit Couch
50 Satellite Mating

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