Amongst my small collection of
cigarette cards is a partial set of cards issued by R & J
Hill Limited under the brand name "Sunripe", clearly
a name designed to attract unsuspecting future addicts to the
practice of smoking. All the people I knew in the 1960s and 1970s
that smoked are now dead and amongst my radio collection are
various radio sets that are heavily stained (or were when I got
them) with nicotine. You'd think the very fact that this chemical
is used to fumigate greenhouses would provide a clue to its danger?
Anyway, one of the attractions for addicts
to choose specific brands was cards, and below are some on the
subject of Wireless Telegraphy.
I have a single copy of a card from
the Broadcasting Series issued by Sunripe Cigarettes in 1923