1938 “Flying” (H.564-3B)
A Little History About J.A. Pattreioux and Senior Service Cigarettes
Senior Service is a brand of filter-less cigarette made by the Gallaher Group division of Japan Tobacco, named after the nickname of the Royal Navy. The brand's logo is that of a sailing ship. Originally launched in 1925 by J. A. Pattreioux Ltd, a company that was acquired by Gallaher in 1937. Senior Service is still available on various supermarkets throughout the United Kingdom, and is one of the most expensive brands available for purchase. 
The following Senior Service Cigarettes advertising copy, circa 1938, is contained on the inside front cover of one of their generic “SENIOR SERVICE” Cigarette Card Albums. 
1938 “Flying” (H.564-3B) Overview
During 1938, J. A. Pattreioux Ltd. issued a 48-card set of “Flying” Cigarette trading photo cards that were issued with SENIOR SERVICE Cigarettes. The cards measure 3.05 × 2.05 inches (77.47 × 52.07 mm), and are assigned the London Cigarette Card Company Catalog reference number H.564-3B.
The fronts of the 1938 “Flying” cards feature glossy black-and-white photos surrounded by a thin white margin. The card title is located in a rectangular white box centered at the bottom of the image area. The photo cards are presented in both landscape(horizontal) and portrait (vertical) formats.
The Backs of the cards, printed with black ink, feature two rectangular boxes surrounded by a common rectangular box. The top box features four vertical segments: (1) the name of the set “FLYING” with two opposing airplane icons; (2) the series length and card number; (3) the card title; and (4) descriptive text. The lower box displays the products name “SENIOR SERVICE Cigarettes”.
The following reference card shows the fronts and Backs of a typical 1938 “Flying” (H.564-3B) card. Click on the card images to reveal full-size computer enhanced 600-dpi images of the card.
1938 J.A. Pattreioux “Flying” (H.564-3B) Image-Guide 
The following 1938 “Flying” (H.564-3B) 48-card set by J.A. Pattreioux, UK, Image-Guide shows computer enhanced images of the fronts and Backs of the 48 cards in the H.564-3B set. Behind each thumbnail image is a 600-dpi computer enhanced card image that you may access. In addition, directly beneath the Image Guide, in tabular form, are links to the original scans used for this series.
1938 “Flying” (H.564-3B) Checklist
We have provided two versions of the 1938 “Flying” (H.564-3B) 48-card set issued by J.A. Pattreioux, UK. An 8½ × 11 inch PDF version, and the web version shown below. Click on the PDF graphic below to access the PDF version.
Senior Service Cigarette Card Album 
The 1938 “Flying” SENIOR SERVICE 48-photo card set of airplane cards did not have a dedicated card album associated with the set. Instead, J. A. Pattreioux Ltd., Manchester, offered an attractive “SENIOR SERVICE Cigarette Card Album” that could be used for all of their various SENIOR SERVICE photo card sets being offered during the late 1930s and early 1940s. The album itself was somewhat expandable since it had the capability of adding extra pages to the individual albums. The album was designed to handle four cards per page allowing the collector to view both the fronts and Backs of the individual cards. This was a superior design compared to most of the British cigarette card albums of the era that required the individual “cigarette” cards to be pasted into the albums, thus destroying the Back of the cards. The album was held together with an attractive blue tassel draw string. The albums and the extra pages were most likely available for purchase or even gratis via the local tobacconist shop. Below we have shown an example SENIOR SERVICE Cigarette Card Album with the first four cards “Flying” cards inserted in one of the card pages. Click on the below album images to reveal computer enhanced 600 dpi images. We have also included the original 600-dpi scans in a tabular form below the images.
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