Cigarette cards were trade cards issued by tobacco manufacturers to originally stiffen cigarette packaging and advertise cigarette brands. Original cards sets depicted famous actors and actresses, sportsmen and classic cars. As their popularity grow so did the range of themes the cards covered, from nature to cityscapes.
I have hundreds of individual card sets, and a few fall albums like the 'African Wild Life' one. There is something very beautiful about the illustrations on the album cover and cards.
The combination of factual based, collectable item that includes animals, beautiful illustrations and even a map... what's not to love!