Sleep and dreams ephemera. Box 1.
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Box file containing items of ephemera in acid free sleeves. Includes a set of 50 cigarette cards issued by the British American Tobacco Company in 1923 with the theme of: Dreams and their meaning (text is in Thai). Every card has an illustration of animals (cow, horse, rabbit, tiger, lion, goat, spider, sheep, pig, birds, rat, elephant, whale), fruit or people doing things with a short statement of what these mean should they appear in a dream. Despite these being issued with Eagle Bird Cigarettes, manufactured in the USA by the British American Tobacco Company Ltd., the imagery is very definitely that of Thailand (Siam) - the first card shows a lighthouse flying the Thai / Siamese flag. Also packaging for Nytol herbal sleeping tablets, leaflets about insomnia, snoring, London Hypnotherapy Consultancy, Holland & Barrett, Sea-Band UK Ltd.'s Isocônes ("acupuncture without needles"), Farmacia Urban Healing, Snor-ring (silver and gold rings to prevent snoring : 2012?).