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The Extinct Life Pictorial Encyclopedia

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1993
Brooke Bond
Dinosaur Trail Card Die-cut Promo Cards
 
     
Year:1993
Product Category:Cards
Uncut Sheets
Product Function:Tea
Country:England (United Kingdom)
 
Set ID:2280
Qty. Base Items *:20
Qty. Variations **:0
Qty. Filler Items ***:0
* Advertised Set      ** Variations (e.g., different numbering, text, design)      *** Filler Items (e.g., checklists, title cards, ad. cards)
 
 
I am not sure what to make of these cards.  From what I've seen, they started showing up on 'that major auction website' sometime in mid-2011.  They appear to be reprints which may or may not have been produced and/or licensed by Brooke Bond.  The two samples I own, are printed on extremely thin, smooth, high gloss paper with all black printing on the reverse of the cards.  The original Dinosaur Trail cards were printed on 'soft', 'fuzzy' paper with Red and Green printing.  
 
One seller states that, 'these cards are a special issue and were issued in sheet form of several cards.. And the buyer had to cut them out ‘along the dotted line’ and stick them in the album .. So as expected the edges are slightly uneven….'.  The two samples I own however have very clean edges and no evidence of 'dotted lines' although the original owner may have used a paper cutter to achieve the clean edges.  I supposed these could have been some sort of commemorative issue or even proof cards although the shiny card stock seems to argue against that.
 
In 2021 (2nd Qtr.), a different auction included a three-card strip of cards which look the same as these except they appear to be made of regular cardboard stock (see image below).
 
I would welcome input from anyone who might know the origin and/or purpose of these cards.
 
 
Contents
Cards
Uncut Sheets
 
 
 
 
========== Cards ==========
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73559 Extinct Life 1 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Massospondylus
Massospondylus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73560 Extinct Life 2 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Plateosaurus
Plateosaurus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73561 Extinct Life 3 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Coelophysis
Coelophysis
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73562 Extinct Life 4 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Lesothosaurus
Lesothosaurus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73563 Extinct Life 5 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Megalosaurus
Megalosaurus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73564 Extinct Life 6 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Compsognathus
Compsognathus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73565 Extinct Life 7 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Allosaurus
Allosaurus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73566 Extinct Life 8 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Brachiosaurus
Brachiosaurus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73567 Extinct Life 9 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Apatosaurus
Apatosaurus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73568 Extinct Life 10 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Camptosaurus
Camptosaurus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73569 Extinct Life 11 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Stegosaurus
Stegosaurus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73570 Extinct Life 12 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Pteranodon
Pteranodon
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73571 Extinct Life 13 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Iguanodon
Iguanodon
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73572 Extinct Life 14 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Deinonychus
Deinonychus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73573 Extinct Life 15 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Corythosaurus
Corythosaurus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73574 Extinct Life 16 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Euoplocephalus
Euoplocephalus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73575 Extinct Life 17 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Tyrannosaurus
Tyrannosaurus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73576 Extinct Life 18 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Pachycephalosaurus
Pachycephalosaurus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73577 Extinct Life 19 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Ornithomimus
Ornithomimus
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
73578 Extinct Life 20 1 2-5/8" x 1-3/8" n/a Triceratops
Triceratops
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
========== Uncut Sheets ==========
 
 
 
DB ID Topic In Scope? DF Collection? Printed No. Notes Qty Size (Inches) Album Pages Life Forms Fictional Life Forms
45854874 -- 1 tbd n/a
Unseparated Card Sheet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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