Checklist For Wills’s Cigarettes Aviation 1911 – 75-Card Series

checklist 2.jpgThe Checklist For Wills’s Cigarettes Aviation 1911  – 75-Card Series features 79 different cards, owing to different brands/backs opting for different aircraft/people to be featured on four cards: Cards No. 63. (2x); No. 69 (2x); No. 73 (2x); and No. 74 (2x).

Note that there are multiple issues of the 1911-75 card series – noted on the reverse of the cards, with different color ink used on complete series of the cards.

The series available in the 1911 issued 75-cards vary per the tobacco company advertised on the reverse: Capstan Black; Capstan Green; Vice Regal Black; Vice Regal Green; Havelock Black; Havelock Green. There’s even a no name/Anonymous issue black back version identical in design (front and back) to the Capstan Black, Havelock Black and Vice Regal Black issues.

The Capstan Green and the Vice Regal Green series each come with two special backs: a matte version; and a glazed version. There really is quite an obvious difference. I am unsure if one is more difficult to find than the other, suffice to say that I have more glazed cards than matte – but I have too few of these green cards en masse to make an adequate judgement.

The Capstan Green, Havelock Green and Vice Regal Green each have their own individual green back stylings.

Below… I have created only one listing per card or color, UNLESS a card number shows a different aircraft from another series, in which case you will see multiple numbers for a card on the checklist below.

Under the “Title of Card”, is a click-thru link to a full feature article written by yours truly, researched heavily, featuring as much information on the subject I dared investigate. There are errors on the cards, errors in many of the sites proclaiming to have information, and there are cards where little to no information is provided. I do my best to clarify the truth to present historical accuracy… yeah, I’m blowing my own air horn, but I am proud of the work I have put into the Pioneers Of Aviation blog.

As a former newspaper reporter with the Toronto Star, and a personal curiosity of all things, every article tries to answer every question THIS curious mind could ask… ensuring every story is as complete as a blog can bring, without having to write a book.

Should you be intrigued, I also write a daily blog on Japan, featuring what my life was like living as a foreigner in Japan for three years. The blog is now my own Encyclopedia Japonica featuring everything I didn’t know about Japan at the time, but have found interesting enough to write about. It’s called Japan – It’s a Wonderful Rife.

1911 Wills’s Aviation 75-Card Series – see HERE for more details on each possible type of series

Card # Company Brands Title of Card Back Color
1.1.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Flying Ship” of Francesco de Lana. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

2.2.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Montgolfier, 1783. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

3.3.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name First Balloon Flight in England, 1784. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

4.4.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name First Successful Crossing the Channel, 1785. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

5.5.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name First Parachute Display, 1837. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

6.6.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name First “dirigible,” 1852. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

7.7.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name First Successful Dirigible, 1883. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

8.8.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Rounding the Eiffel Tower, Santos Dumont. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

9.9.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name First British War Balloon, “Nulli Secondus,” 1905. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

10.10.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name United States Military Dirigible No. 1. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

11.111.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name The Wellman Airship “America,” 1907. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

12.12.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name French Dirigibles Lebaudy Type. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

13.13.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Modern British Army Dirigible “Baby.” Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

14.14.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Ville de Paris” (French.) Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

15.15.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name German Parseval Type. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

16.16.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Italian Dirigible “Italia.” Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

17.willss-tobacco-card-1910-aviation-card-17.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Spanish “Torres Quevedo.” Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

18.18.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name German Military Dirigibles Gross Type. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

19.19.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name French Zodiac type.

 

Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

20.reverse-of-1910-wills-card-20-italian-military-dirigible-no-1.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Italian Military Dirigible No. 1. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

21.21.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name German Dirigible “Clouth.” Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

22.22.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name French Military Dirigible “Colonel Renard.” Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

23.23.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name German Zeppelin Type. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

24.24.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name French Dirigible “Capazza.” Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

25.25.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name British Dirigible “Clement Bayard.” Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

26.26.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name An Early Idea of Aviation. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

27.27.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Besnier. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

28.28.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Henson’s Idea. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

29.29.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Lilenthal Gliding Machine. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

30.30.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Maxim, 1890. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

31.31.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name The “Ader” Flying Machine. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

32.32.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Chanute, 1895. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

33.33.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Santos Dumont’s First Monoplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

34.34.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Gastamabide & Mengin” Monoplane, 1908. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

35.35.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Wright Bros.’ Biplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

36.361.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Professor Langley’s Aerodrome. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

37.willss1910_37.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Voisin” Type Biplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

38.willss1910_38.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Bleriot XI.” Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

39.39f.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name The “Antoniette” Monoplane, 1909. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

40.40f.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name The “Windham” Monoplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

41.41f-32.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Farman” Biplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

42.42f-001-2.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name The R.E.P. Monoplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

43.43-001.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Silver Dart.” Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

44.44.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Cody” Biplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

45.card-45.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Santos Dumont’s Monoplane, No. XIX. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

46.card-46.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Herring-Curtiss.” Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

47.card-47.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Jerme” Biplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

48.card-48.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Kimball.” Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

49.card-49.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Rickman” Helicopter. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

50.card-50.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name The First Lady Aviator. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

51.card-51.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Bristol” Military Biplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

52.card-52.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Maxim” Biplane, 1910. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

53.card-53.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Vedovelli” Multiplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

54.card-54.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Piquerez” Biplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

55.card-55.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Paulhan’s New Aeroplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

56.card-56.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Howard-Wright” Biplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

57.card-571.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Givaudin II.” Triplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

58.card-58.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name New “Voisin” Biplane, 1911. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

59.card-59.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Vanniman” Triplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

60.60f-001.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Dunne V.” Biplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

61.61f-001.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Roe II.” Triplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

62.44f-001.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Goupy III.” Biplane. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

63a.63f.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name  “Tellier” Monoplane. Black version
63b.etrich-f-001.jpg Capstan, Vice Regal The Etrich Monoplane  Green version: matte and glazed
64.claude-grahame-white-f.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Mr. Claude Grahame-White. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

65.65f-001.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name M. Henri Farman. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

66.66f-001.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name M. Louis Paulhan. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

67.louis-bleriot-1911-wills-aviation-f.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name M. Louis Bleriot. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

68.captain-bertram-dickson-1911-wills-aviation-f.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Capt. Bertram Dickson. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

69a.morning-post-dirigible-1911-capstan-navy-cut-69-of-75-series.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Morning Post” Airship, 1910. Black version
69b.69f.jpg Capstan, Vice Regal The Morane-Borel Monoplane. Green version: matte and glazed
70.70f-001.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Mr. J. Armstrong Drexel Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

71.71f-001.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name The late Mr. John B. Moisant. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

72.72f-001.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name M. Hubert Latham. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

73a.73f-001.jpg Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name “Willows II.” Dirigible. Black version
73b.73gf 001 Capstan, Vice Regal Lieut. Jean Conneau (Beaumont) Green version: matte and glazed
74a.74f 001 Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Army Dirigible “Beta.” Black version
74b.74gf 001 Capstan, Vice Regal M. Jules Vedrines Green version: matte and glazed
75.75f 001 Capstan, Havelock, Vice Regal, No Name Mr. Tom Sopwith. Black version

Green version: matte and glazed

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About mreman47

Andrew was born in London, UK, raised in Toronto, Canada, and cavorted in Ohtawara, Japan for three years. He is married, has a son and a cat. He has over 35,000 comic books and a plethora of pioneer aviation-related tobacco and sports cards and likes to build LEGO dioramas. Along with writing for a monthly industrial magazine, he also writes comic books and hates writing in the 3rd person. He also hates having to write this crap that no one will ever read. Along with the daily Japan - It's A Wonderful Rife blog, when he feels the hate, will also write another blog entitled: You Know What I Hate? He also works on his Pioneers Of Aviation - a cool blog on early fliers. He also wants to do more writing - for money, though. Help him out so he can stop talking in the 3rd person.
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