Considered to be the Holy Grail of Titanic and ship
cards. This is a scarce 1909-1911(?) pre-sinking Cadbury's
Chocolates Titanic/Olympic set of one card, produced
in England to publicize the "largest steamers in
the world" that were simultaneously under construction.
The ship on the card is nameless and is meant to represent
both ships as was frequently done since they closely
resembled each other.
the only trade card known to show the Titanic prior
to its sinking and one of the few pictures to be shown
in color. Relatively unknown to the card-collecting
hobby, it has the potential to be the highest valued
non-sports card. The 2004 Guernsey's Titanic auction
catalog appraised a like-card and its matching tin,
in no better than good condition, at $10,000.
be one of the finest examples of this card known, with
colors so vivid the ship appears to be sailing out of
the card, lettering sharp enough to cut through the
sea itself and a picture so clear you'll be tempted
to climb aboard. This card was professionally authenticated
and graded a 6 Excellent-Mint (out of 10) by world renowned
Vintage Grading, who has recognized the significance
of this card to include having it as the subject of
a published article.
sensitive card is almost always seen in poor quality.
Below are examples of how it is typically found. Although
this may possibly be one of the largest known collections
of Cadbury Titanic cards (not all shown), it is still
rare and even these collector-grade cards have a high