ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 1
Com. Evans, R.N., responding to send-off at Cardiff..
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 Com. Evans on platform near the funnel of the Terra Nova. The caption reads: Com. Evans, R.N., responding to send-off at Cardiff.
Verso: CADBURY'S | ANTARCTIC SERIES | Departure From Cardiff. Com. Evans, R.N., responding to send-off at Cardiff, July, 1910, as the "Terra Nova" departs for Antarctic seas. He was the Second-in-Com. of the Expedition, and later, on the death of Capt. Scott, took over the control and brought the surviving members of the party safely home, arriving on June 14th, 1913. | CADBURY BROS, LTD. | BOURNVILLE. ENG. | Cocoa & Chocolate Manufacturers