1956 “Jet Aircraft of the World” (JOV-1)
Sunecta Glucose Drink, 24-cards, UK


Set Overview


Overview — A Little History the R.L. Jones & Co., Ltd. and Sunecta Glucose Drink ¹


Originally located near Sherwood Forest, Mansfield, England, was the home of the Mansfield Brewery, once the largest independent brewer in the United Kingdom. The city of Mansfield also had an old-established soft-drinks manufacturer, R.L. Jones, with brand names of “Sunecta” and “Mandora,” which were acquired by Mansfield Brewery in 1977. The soft-drink operations moved to a modern factory at Bellamy Road in 1975. Mansfield Brewery subsequently sold the business to Scottish drinks company A. G. Barr, Plc., producer of “Irn-Bru,” “Tizer” and “Mandora” in 1988.

1956-57 “Jet Aircraft of the World” (JOV-1) Overview 2,3


During 1956-57, the R. L. Jones & Company, Ltd. issued a 24-card set of “Jet Aircraft of the World” Food insert airplane card trade cards that were issued with Sunecta Glucose Drink. An airplane trade card was included with each bottle of “Jet Aircraft of the World” and an album was also available for the whole series.

The “Jet Aircraft of the World” sets artwork were painted by Richard Ward. Richard Ward (1916-1993) was a self-taught landscape artist in watercolor & painter of windmills, Kachina dolls, wildlife and transport. He produced artwork for the Brook Bond tea picture card series, aircraft illustrations for the Profiles series of magazines and cards for Noel Tatt. Richard Ward served in World War II in the RAF. He lived in Grantham, Lincs and then Whitstable, Kent in the mid-1980s. Richard Ward died on 9/3/1993 ².

The card fronts of the set feature attractive landscape color artwork of jet aircraft in flight. Aircraft from the United Kingdom, United States, and the USSR featured. The light tan backs of the cards are printed in a portrait format and feature a vertical stack of advertisements, subject aircraft information, and an album offering. ³

JOV-1 Image-Guide


The following image guide features computer enhanced images of the fronts and backs of the 24 cards in the JOV-1 set. (click on the card images to enlarge)

ORIGINAL JOV-1 SCANS
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Set Checklist


“Jet Aircraft of the World”
Set Checklist
xCard Title
1English Electric Canberra B-8
2De Havilland DH-110
3Convair F-102A
4Vickers Valiant B-1
5IL-28 Beagle
6Northrop F-89D Scorpion
7Avro Canada CF-100 Mk.4
8English Electric P-1
9North American F-100A Super Sabre
10Yak-25 Flashlight
11Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior
12McDonnell F-101A Voodoo
13Boeing B-47E Stratojet
14MiG-19 Farmer
15Vickers Supermarine Swift
16Nord 1502 Griffon
17Lockheed F-104A Starfighter
18Hawker Hunter
19Avro Vulcan B-1
20Martin P6M-1 Seamaster
21Handley Page Victor B-1
22Gloster Javelin
23Chance Vought F8U-1 Crusader
24Dassault Super-Mystère 4B1

References


  1. Wikipedia: Mansfield
  2. Spotters’ Album: Flight Magazine, 14 December 1956: 920. Print.
  3. The Traveling Art Gallery: Richard Ward
  4. John A. Shupek: “Jet Aircraft of the World” (JOV-1), R. L. Jones & Co..” card scans from the Skytamer Archive Digital Image Database.


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