1926 “Aeroplanes (Gilt Border)” (ZB6-0)
British American Tobacco Co., Canada

Series Title: “Aeroplanes (Gilt Border)”
Issued by: British American Tobacco Company
Country of origin: Canada
Issued as: Anonymous set
World Tobacco Issues Index: ZB6-0
Year issued: 1926
Type of card: Tobacco card
Number of Cards: 50
Numbering: 1-50 on reverse side
Card Dimensions: 66.4 — 35.0 mm
Checklist: Download


The “Aeroplanes” series of 50 airplane trading cards was issued by the British American Tobacco Co., Ltd. for distribution in Canada during 1926. The landscape images on the card fronts feature color-artwork of significant military and civil aircraft of the era. Aircraft from Great Britain, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Czecho-Slovak, and the United States of America are included. The card fronts have an imposing golden border surrounding the aircraft artwork. The card titles are included within the artwork image area. This set is a clone of the 1926 Gilt Border “Aeroplane Series” issued by John Player and Sons in the UK. The cards fronts are identical, while the backs are different. The checklists are the same.

The backs of the cards are presented in a “portrait” format. The card backs are printed in dark-grey ink. A rectangular double-lined box includes the following five vertical segments:

  1. Series Title: Aeroplanes
  2. Series Length: A Series of 50 Subjects
  3. Card No.: i.e. “2
  4. Card Title: i.e. The Gloster Gamecock.
  5. Descriptive text.



1926 “Aeroplanes” Checklist
1The De Havilland 9A
2The Gloster “Gamecock”
3The Blackburn “Cubaroo”
4The Gloster “Grebe”
5The Nieuport Delage 42 C1 (French)
6The Boulton & Paul “Bugle”
7The Fairey “Fox”
8The Breguet XIX Biplane (French)
9The Fokker D.XIII (Dutch)
10The Spad S.51 (French)
11The Nieuport Avion de Chasse (French)
12The Fairey “Titania”
13The Blackburn “Velos” Seaplane
14The Farman & engine Bomber (French)
15The Vickers “Vanguard”
16The Avro Biplane
17The Bernard Racer (French)
18The Armstrong-Whitworth “Siskin”
19The Parnell “Plover”
20The Avro “Aldershot”
21The Hawker “Woodcock”
22The Dewoitine Monoplane (French)
23The Fokker C.IV Biplane (Dutch)
24The Schneider Monoplane (French)
25The Avro “Bison”
26The Douglas Biplane (American)
27The Curtiss Racing Seaplane (American)
28The Fairey “Flycatcher”
29The Fokker F.VII Monoplane (Dutch)
30De Havilland “Moth”
31The Avia B.H.17 Biplane (Czecho-Slovak)
32The Fairey 111D Seaplane
33The Loening Flying Boat (American)
34The Vickers “Virginia”
35The Dornier “Wal” Flying Boat (German)
36The Savoia Twin Engine Flying Boat (Italian)
37The Savoia Flying Boat 16 ter (Italian)
38The Caproni Bomber (Italian)
39The Focke Wulf Monoplane (German)
40The Three-engine Junkers Monoplane (German)
41The Koolhoven F.K.31 (Dutch)
42The Stout “Pulman” Monoplane (American)
43The “Kingston” Metal Hull Flying Boat
44The Hawker “Horsley”
45The Fiat G.R. Fighter (Italian)
46The Curtiss PW8 Pursuit Plane (American)
47The Dewoitine Commercial Monoplane (French)
48The Bristol “Fighter”
49The Boeing Pursuit Biplane (American)
50The Potez XV (French)


  1. Bob Dros: Card images via the Dros Non-Sports Trade Card Collection.
  2. John A. Shupek: Card images via the Skytamer Archive Digital Image Database.
  3. Murray Cards Ltd., Cigarette Card Values (2011/2012), Murray Cards (International) Limited, London, England, 2010, ISBN 0-946942-31-2, pp. 151.

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