ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 1
Terra Nova Icebound.
003. SCOTT'S TERRA NOVA EXPEDITION. Issued in a series of 12 by Cadbury Bros, Ltd. (Date: Undated but believed to be 1913). Overall Size: Ca. 4.8" x 1.5" Both ends of the card were designed to be trimmed off (see number 003.7 below to see untrimmed version). Trimmed Size: Variable but ca. 2.5" x 1.5". Top end text, recto: ANTARCTIC SERIES | CAPTAIN SCOTT | EXPEDITION | 1910 - 1913 | MAY BE CUT HERE. Lower end text, recto: MAY BE CUT HERE | No. 1 [2, 3, etc.] | SERIES OF TWELVE | CADBURY BROS. LTD. | BOURNVILLE ENG. | Cocoa & Chocolate Manufacturers. Top end text, verso: BOURNVILLE | COCOA | BY TEST | THE BEST. Lower end text, verso: CADBURY'S | CHOCOLATES | UNEQUALLED | FOR QUALITY | The Mark for Purity. | [device]. NOTE: Information and image for numbers 1, 4, 6, 7, 10-12 kindly provided by Evan Jones, Wiltshire, England.
Recto: A black and white photograph within a black border showing the Terra Nova in ice. The caption reads: Terra Nova Icebound.
Verso: CADBURY'S | ANTARCTIC SERIES | Capt. Scott's Ship, "Terra Nova," Icebound. The "Terra Nova" is largest and strongest of the old Scottish Whalers. Built at Dundee in 1884, she is 187 feet long and 31 feet broad. that is 15 feet longer but 2-1/2 feet narrower than the "Discovery." In 1903 she was purchased by the Admiralty as relief ship for the "Discovery" expedition. 1905 saw her in the service of the North Polar Expedition on a visit to Franz Josef Land. | CADBURY BROS, LTD. | BOURNVILLE. ENG. | Cocoa & Chocolate Manufacturers