Trading card collector and historian Dr Cyril Mazansky.

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The booklet is by trading card collector and historian Dr Cyril Mazansky and the Journal of the Cartophilic Society of Great Britain.

Editor Nick Oldham said: “Before TV and radio, many people’s only way of following special events was by collecting ‘cigarette’ cards of the occasion.”

Mazansky, a retired radiologist in the US, is a historian and author with a focus on UK history. His collection of British swords was donated to Brown University and his ongoing collection of trading cards will be donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.