Our Modern Army 1950s cards


Interesting little group for a pound or two.

Very much Herald  postwar plastic soldiers

The whole set of 53  playing cards would set you back a few quid!


A strange stylistic mixture of illustration, some more lifelike than others.

Obviously a bit of a career or recruitment thing. National Service only  had a few  years left to go (my late father was one of the last intakes c. 1958).

These cards very much remind me of my childhood Herald plastic soldiers.


Interesting to see women soldiers shown, albeit in an admin / secretarial role, rather than a frontline role.

I previously posted about a Happy Families card set last year:


Blog posted by Mark, Man of TIN, October 2018.