1927 Player’s Gilbert and Sullivan trading cards are the second series of Gilbert and Sullivan cards distributed in John Player & Sons tobacco products. Series 1 was released in 1925 and was also a 50 card set.
Just like the 1925 series, these cards feature characters in costumes used by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company which produced Gilbert and Sullivan operas in England for over 100 years.
The two sets have some crossover, for example both sets begin with a card of Casilda from The Gondoliers, but characters are featured in different costumes when they appear in both sets. Thanks to a few shows being added to this list which were omitted from Series 1, the only G&S major works which are not featured on cards are Thespis, The Martyr of Antioch, Utopia Limited, and The Grade Duke.
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1927 Player’s Gilbert and Sullivan Checklist
Base Set – 50 Cards
|2||The Duchess of Plaza-Toro||The Gondoliers|
|3||The Duke of Plaza-Toro||The Gondoliers|
|7||Marco and Giuseppe Palmieri||The Gondoliers|
|10||King Hildebrand||Princess Ida|
|11||Princess Ida||Princess Ida|
|19||The Mikado of Japan||The Mikado|
|23||The Duke of Dunstable||Patience|
|24||Dick Deadeye||H.M.S. Pinafore|
|27||Frederic||The Pirates of Penzance|
|28||Mabel||The Pirates of Penzance|
|29||Major-General Stanley||The Pirates of Penzance|
|30||Old Adam Goodheart||Ruddigore|
|31||Sir Despard Murgatroyd||Ruddigore|
|36||Alexis Pointdexter||The Sorcerer|
|39||Dr. Daly||The Sorcerer|
|40||Mrs. Partlet||The Sorcerer|
|41||Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre||The Sorcerer|
|42||Lady Sangazure||The Sorcerer|
|43||The Defendant||Trial by Jury|
|44||The Judge||Trial by Jury|
|45||The Plaintiff||Trial by Jury|
|46||The Usher||Trial by Jury|
|47||The Headsman||The Yeomen of the Guard|
|48||Jack Point||The Yeomen of the Guard|
|49||Leonard||The Yeomen of the Guard|
|50||Sir Richard Cholmondeley||The Yeomen of the Guard|
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