1925 Player's Gilbert and Sullivan trading card checklist

1925 Player’s Gilbert and Sullivan Checklist

Release Year Archive: 1925

Manufacturer Archive: Player's

Tag Archive: Gilbert and Sullivan

Category Archive: Non-Sports Card Checklists


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1925 Player’s Gilbert and Sullivan trading cards were issued with John Player & Sons tobacco products and highlight many characters from the duos beloved operas.

The characters on each card are featured in costumes used by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company which staged Gilbert and Sullivan operas in England from the 1870s to 1982.

10 of the team’s 15 major works are included on this checklist with all but one, The Sorcerer, receiving several cards. A second series of 50 cards was issued in 1927 which added Trial by Jury to the list of shows included.

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1925 Player’s Gilbert and Sullivan CHecklist

Base Set – 50 Cards

1CasildaThe Gondoliers
2Don Alhambra del BoleroThe Gondoliers
3The Duchess of Plaza-ToroThe Gondoliers
4The Duke of Plaza-ToroThe Gondoliers
5LuizThe Gondoliers
6Giuseppe and Marco PalmieriThe Gondoliers
7TessaThe Gondoliers
8The Lord ChancellorIolanthe
10The Queen of the FairiesIolanthe
11Private WillisIolanthe
13KatishaThe Mikado
14Ko-KoThe Mikado
15The Mikado of JapanThe Mikado
16Nanki-PooThe Mikado
17Pooh BahThe Mikado
18Yum-YumThe Mikado
19Archibald GrosvenorPatience
20The Lady AngelaPatience
21The Lady JanePatience
23Reginald BunthornePatience
24Captain CorcoranH.M.S. Pinafore
25Little ButtercupH.M.S. Pinafore
26Ralph RackstrawH.M.S. Pinafore
27Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.H.M.S. Pinafore
28FredericThe Pirates of Penzance
29Major-General StanleyThe Pirates of Penzance
30The Pirate KingThe Pirates of Penzance
31RuthThe Pirates of Penzance
32The Sergeant of PoliceThe Pirates of Penzance
33King GamaPrincess Ida
34Lady BlanchePrincess Ida
35HilarionPrincess Ida
36Princess IdaPrincess Ida
37Dame HannahRuddigore
38Mad MargaretRuddigore
39Richard DauntlessRuddigore
40Robin OakappleRuddigore
41Sir Despard MurgatroydRuddigore
42Sir Roderic MurgatroydRuddigore
43John Wellington WellsThe Sorcerer
44Colonel FairfaxThe Yeomen of the Guard
45Dame CarruthersThe Yeomen of the Guard
46Elsie MaynardThe Yeomen of the Guard
47Jack PointThe Yeomen of the Guard
48Phoebe MeryllThe Yeomen of the Guard
49Sergeant MeryllThe Yeomen of the Guard
50Wilfred ShadboltThe Yeomen of the Guard
1927 Player's Gilbert and Sullivan trading card checklist
1927 Player’s Gilbert and Sullivan