Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Danielle's Swap Cards

I have another lovely collection to show you this week, this time it is Danielle's swap cards, which I had the pleasure of perusing over a cuppa and chocolate brownie yesterday. You might remember I posted my other pal's swap card collection a little while ago, and Danielle's is equally good - it always amazes me how many variations on swap cards there are! In fact I am intrigued by the whole idea of swap cards as I don't think we had such things in England. Are they just an Australian thing? Did YOU collect them? Where did you buy them? Did you actually swap them? There is a great Flickr swap card group here. I'd love to know more about these lovely things! Wouldn't it be great if The Collectors did a swap card segment on TV one day?






















If YOU have a special collection I'd love to see it, please bring it into the Lark shop or send me some photos! Yay!

16 comments:

Megan said...

I love these!

Michele said...

We had almost all of these (3 sisters from Vic, born in 69, 71 and 74 so very much a late 70s early 80s thing). I have no idea where they are now sadly and also dont remember where we got them from (before the actual swapping/trading of them that is). Vague (very vague) memories of maybe getting packs from the Toyworld shop or equivalent and there would be lots of duds but one or 2 of the coveted ones. Will have to ask mum and sibs where we actually got them from. Would love to buy some now for my 5 year old and wish they came back "in" again so could easily purchase. Instant flashback to primary school when see these. Some of ours were in albums and othes just in big piles to shuffle trhough (held together with an old hair tie usually). I love how you can get hair ties and fancy bibby pins displayed on these cards as the tag/holder. So sweet. I seem to remember a whole sweet little baby range of them as well all pastels and fluffy clouds and little twins etc. Will have to see if can dig any albums out of storage from mums if they havent been tossed out

frankie and ray said...

Swap cards were just the thing when I was in primary school! I remember saving up my pocket money and buying them from a local newsagent. The most special were the ones with blank backs (as opposed to playing card backs). I still have my collection, although not as nicely kept as these!
I don't know when they fell out of favour, but there are some girls I know younger than me who have no idea of what I'm talking about when I mention them!
Lovely to see such a well cared for collection.

Christine M said...

Seeing the cards brings back memories. I recognize quite a few of them, especially the lion and tiger ones in the second last photo. I still have mine. They are somewhere in my laundry cupboard although not in a nice album. When I get a chance I will hunt them out.

nicp42 said...

I didn't have any of those amazing sawp cards in the collection you showed (being a child of the 80's it was more of the Neighbours/footy card variety), but my mum has an amazing collection of bird cards collected from Vita-Brits cereal in the 50's. They have heaps of info on the back about the bird. I must ask her more about them...

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

This collection is the bestest. I have a pathetic nearly ten or so of the 70s girls. The bird card's bring back memories of my Nanny who collected them from cereal packets as the previous poster said. I remember the Abba swap cards (loved my Abba cards) which came with bubble gum. I want to start serious collecting now. Funny to think they didn't have this in Europe or UK. xx

Sassypop Kids said...

Looking at these album pictures has brought back memories. I had nearly all of these. We would show them at school and talk about them and sometimes swap doubles. Makes me want to get them back again - does anyone know where you would start? I so wish that I had held on to mine.

Kelly said...

Wow..what a gorgeous collection!

dorothybills said...

I received your goodies in the post today and I just wanted to say 'Than you, thank you'! They are gorgeous, what a great giveaway! Did a little post on my blog about it.

Morgan Wills said...

I still have my collection (collected in the late 70's early 80's) - somewhat smaller than what you have shown but includes some in the photos. I remember my Mother taking me to Toyworld to buy them. They were 10 cents each and were displayed on the front counter. It was my special 'treat' for being good! Obviously I wasn't that 'good' or I would have more! Just joking! LOVE the collection ;-) Thanks for sharing. Morgan x

bubbachenille said...

I have been questioning where my collection of swap cards went for ages now ! With moving around the place they have simply dissapeared, maybe I thought they were daggy and just threw them all away. I too collected and swapped when I was at primary school in Victoria in the 60's and early 70's and remeber buying from Coles Variety when I went to the city! I would love to start a new collection if anyone has some they want to sell!

Danielle said...

Thank you so much for such a lovely feature on my swappies!! It's such a pleasure sharing them with other swap-card-loving-peeps xo

Kim said...

Nostalgia! I had so many of thse cards when I was growing up. I loved Holly Hobby! I even had a matching Holly Hobby bed cover and pillow case set to match one of these cards. I was so 'it'!! LOL

Alice said...

I have a much-treasured collection of swap cards collected by my Grandma, Mum and me when we were all small girls. It spans from the 1940s to the 1960s to the 1980s. If of interest, many of the cards say 'Exclusive Coles Production' or 'Golden Fleece Swap Card' on the back. Others are playing cards, which were obviously designed to be collectable.
I've photographed and featured some of my collection in 3 entries on my blog today. See: abodeandabroad.blogspot.com

Lisar said...

I too am having major memories flooding back in....and recognise quite a few of these...I still have mine and Mum's collections..I must dig them out and reminisce some more...

kathy said...

I just stumbled across this post.
I got my swappies out last week as my 8 year old daughter wanted to ake them for show & tell.
I still love looking over them in those albums - all catergorised into a theme. I did this when I was about 8 I spose and the order hasnt changed! I wasnt allowed to get many compared to other girls in my class, but I remember saving any 10c or 20c to head to the toyshop and buy the prettiest ones.
Maybe they are due for a comeback. I know there has been a resurgence with other mums from class also having to drag theirs out for show & tell too!