TOBACCO CARD: “Famous Escapes – Mr. Winston Churchill, From Pretoria, 1899”
No. 1 of 50 in “Famous Escapes From Prisons, Dungeons, Etc.” series
Mars Confections Ltd. [Great Britain]
2 5/8 x 1 1/4 inches (Color drawing)
Item Number: 280
This is a later version of the “Famous Escapes” series first issued in 1926. This card features a color drawing of Winston Churchill scaling the wall and escaping from the Boers. A full account of his escape is printed on the verso, along with the tag line: “Issued with Milky Way Bars.”
The card is in very good condition.