ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 1
Capt. R. F. Scott, R.N., C.V.O.
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 Captain Scott in full naval uniform. The caption reads: Capt. R. F. Scott, R.N., C.V.O.
Verso: CADBURY'S | ANTARCTIC SERIES | Capt. R. F. Scott, R.N., C.V.O., F.R.G.S., Com. British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13. B. Devonport, June 6th, 1868. Entered R. Navy, 1882; served on H.M.S. "Rover," 1887-88; Lieut. "Amphion," 1889; Torpedo Lieut. "Majestic," Flag. Chan. Squad., 1898-99; First Lieut. 1899-1900; Com. 1900, Capt. 1904; Hon. D.Sc. Camb. and Man., 1905; Gold. Med R.G.S., R.S.G.S., also American, Swedish, Danish, Philadelphian, and Antwerp Geo. Societies. D. Mar. 29th, 1912 during a blizzard in latitude 79-1/2 deg. S. | CADBURY BROS, LTD. | BOURNVILLE. ENG. | Cocoa & Chocolate Manufacturers