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Afghan card from 
England
This card was intended to be issued by John Player & Sons in about 1940, however a paper shortage due to the outbreak of World War II prevented this. Fortunately, a number of the cards were printed and made available to collectors. The cards were intended to be inserted singly into packets of 10 cigarettes. The title of the set is: "Dogs' Heads: A series from Paintings by Peter Biegel". On the back, it says, "In its native country, and along the North West Frontier of India (now northern Pakistan), the Afghan Hound has been used for deer and leopard hunting for thousands of years. Comparison of the dog as we know it today with the illustrations of it in the rock carvings at Balkh, Afghanistan (dating from about 2200 B.C.) reveals that the breed has not changed appreciably over the intervening centuries. The Afghan is a powerful long-limbed hound and, because of its natural hunting instincts, requires very little training in its own country. It was first exhibited in England in 1907. Colourings vary but the golden-fawn finds much favour."
Afghan Hound Card 1(Players Dogs Heads, 1940)... $7.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 1(Players Dogs Heads, 1940)


Afghan card from 
England
This card was issued by John Player & Sons in 1931. The cards were inserted singly into packets of 10 cigarettes. The title of the set is: "Dogs: From Paintings by Arthur Wardle (Full Length)". On the back, it says, "Afghan or Barukhzy Hounds originated in the Balkh district of Afghanistan, where they hunt in couples, the dog tackling the throat of the quarry and the bitch the hind parts. The Afghan Hounds have a very quaint appearance, the face and the top of the back being smooth, but the rest of the coat being long and flowing, with a topknot like a hood of long silky hair on the head. Built like a Persian Greyhound, these Afghan Hounds are more powerful. The colours are brindle, fawn, red, cream and white. Black muzzles and black eartips are common in brindles, fawns and reds. Height at shoulder about 27 1/2 in. Weight about 66 lb."
Afghan Hound Card 2(Players Dogs full length, 1931)... $6.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 2(Players Dogs full length, 1931)


Afghan card from 
England
This card was issued by Hornimans Tea in 1961. It is called "Dogs". On the back, it says, "This hound has been a native of Afghanistan since 2000 B.C. and is said to be one of the dogs that Noah collected in the Ark. It was very hard for foreigners to procure these hunting dogs and not until 1907 were they introduced to Britain. In appearance they are unusual, having a long silky coat with a short saddle on their backs. The thin tail tapers to a distinctive ring."
Afghan Hound Card 3(Hornimans Tea, 1961)... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 3(Hornimans Tea, 1961)


Afghan card from 
England
This card was issued by Priory Tea in 1957. It is called "I-Spy dogs". The backs of the cards contain a form to fill out when this breed was spotted. The cards were issued one at a time in packets of tea. On the back, it says, "An unusual dog. I-SPY his long silky coat, keen face, and his baggy "trousers"."
Afghan Hound Card 4(Priory Tea, 1957)... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 4(Priory Tea, 1957)


Afghan card from 
England
"CHAMPION DOGS"
'A Series of Real Photos' was issued in 1938 by John Sinclair, Ltd. This photo is No. 1 in the series of 54 cards.

"SHAH SHUJA OF GEUFRON"
Sire: Omar of Geufron
Dam: Zabana of Kaf.
Born: May 16th, 1931.
Winner of over 40 Firsts, and Cruft's Challenge Certificate, 1937. The Afghan Hound is one of the oldest breeds known to man. Drawings of a dog of exactly the same type have been found among the tombs in Egypt. It is known that the Egyptian Princesses coveted and treasured these dogs as pets. They are beautiful, affectionate, good guards, and single-minded in their devotion. In Afghanistan they are used in packs as hunting dogs, and as guards for the camp.
Owned by: Dr. Betsy Porter, West Kirby, Cheshire.
Afghan Hound Card 5(Sinclair Champion Dogs, 1938)... $6.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 5(Sinclair Champion Dogs, 1938)


Afghan card from 
England
This is a head study of the same Champion as shown above. Card was issued by John Sinclair Ltd. in Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1938. It is from a series of "Champion Dogs, A Series of Real Photos." On the back of the card, it says, (the same as above with the exception of the additional last sentence)"Winner of over forty Firsts, and Cruft's Challenge Certificate, 1937. The Afghan Hound is one of the oldest breeds known to man. Drawings of a dog of exactly the same type have been found among the tombs in Egypt. It is known that the Egyptian princesses coveted and treasured these dogs as pets. They are beautiful, affectionate, good guards, and single-minded in their devotion. In Afghanistan they are used in packs as hunting dogs, and as guards for the camps. The typical Afghan Hound has the appearance of extreme alertness and intelligence, together with dignity and aloofness."
Afghan Hound Card 6(Sinclair Champion Dogs, 1938)... $6.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 6(Sinclair Champion Dogs, 1938)


Afghan card from 
England
This card was issued by George Bassett & Co. Ltd. in 1967. The cards were inserted singly into packets of candy. The title of the set is: "Popular Dogs". On the back, it says, "Whenever this dog is seen it creates much comment because of its dignified bearing and peculiar appearance. The coat is very long, extending to the feet. The body is similar to the greyhound's in build but somewhat heavier and not so prominently arched at the loins. The usual colour is fawn, sometimes lightish, others nearly red and brindle. The dogs make excellent companions and have good house manners."
Afghan Hound Card 7(Bassett Candy, 1967)... SOLD OUT


Afghan card from 
England
This card was issued by The British Automatic Company Ltd. in 1953. The cards were obtained from weighing machines for the cost of one penny. The fronts of the cards have an artist-drawn picture of the dog. The machine stamped the date and the person's weight (in stones and pounds, 1 stone = 14 pounds) on the back of the cards. The title of the set is simply "DOGS"
Afghan Hound Card 8(British Automatic, 1953)... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 8(British Automatic, 1953)


Afghan card from 
England
This lovely picture card was issued in 1938 by Gallaher Ltd. and titled "Dogs 2nd Series". This lovely picture is No. 20 in a series of 48. The printing on the back of the card is as follows: "The Afghan Hound is a dog which has size without very much dignity. The hair is smooth on the face and along the back, but gives way to very long, straggling hair over the other parts, giving him almost a trousered appearance. His expression is described as 'distant.' He walks with a springy step, bearing his head and curly tail high. The Afghan Hound usually stands just under thirty inches at the shoulder, and may be any colour".
Afghan Hound Card 10(Gallaher Dogs 2nd Series, 1938)... $9.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 10(Gallaher Dogs 2nd Series, 1938)


Afghan card from 
England
This card was issued by Epol Animal Food Company of South Africa in 1974. The set is called "Dog Pictures" and is very hard to find. On the back, it says, "First mentioned in ancient Egypt in the period 3,000 B.C. the Afghan is believed to be the fastest hurdler of all hounds. Height 68-73 cm, weight 30 kg."
Afghan Hound Card 11(EPOL South Africa Pet Food Co.,1974)... $12.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 11(EPOL South Africa Pet Food Co.,1974)


Afghan card from 
England
This lovely head study is from a painting by artist Arthur Wardle issued by John Player & Sons in 1929 and titled "Dogs by Wardle-Heads". The following is printed on the back of the card: "Although not very well-known generally, the Afghan has been seen in certain show rings since last century. It was not until after the Great War, however, that the breed became really popular. The early dogs were all importations from Afghanistan, where the Afghan was very highly prized by native rulers and huntsmen for its ability as a courser of deer and other game. Rock carvings found among the remains of past civilizations show that dogs of the Afghan type existed thousands of years B.C. but, except that a hound of this type was known in Ancient Egypt, no definite statement of its origin can be made."
Afghan Hound Card 12(Players Dogs Heads, 1929)... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 12(Players Dogs Heads, 1929)


Afghan card from 
England
These cards were called Premier trading cards and were made for use in vending machines manufactured by the Oak Manufacturing Company of Culver City, California in 1950 titled simply "Dogs". A beautiful representation of the Afghan Hound. On the back of the card is printed the following: "The history of the Afghan Hound can be traced back to Mt. Sinai to the period of 3,000 to 4000 B.C. Today he is quite the rage in America as well as India, Persia and Arabia. In these latter countries he is used for hunting the leopard. The Afghan Hound is distinctively different from most dogs in that the tail carriage is high. The hip bones are likewise high and much wider apart. This structure gives him a walking motion like that of a monkey. He hunts by sight. As a hurdle racer he has no equal".
Afghan Hound Card 13(Premier Trading Cards, Oak Mfg. Co., 1950)... $14.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 13(Premier Trading Cards, Oak Mfg. Co., 1950)


Afghan card from 
England
This card was issued by Service Line in Modena, Italy. There is nothing printed on the back of the card. except the title of the series "Dogs & Cats". Unfortunately I do not know who posed for the picture.
Afghan Hound Card 15(Service Line Modena Italy, 1996)... $4.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 15(Service Line Modena Italy, 1996)


Afghan card from 
England
This "SWAP CARD" is No.33 in a series 36 of the 'Golden Fleece Australia "Pedigree Dogs" issued in 1972. The following is printed on the back of the card: "The Afghan is one of the oldest breeds in the world and is said to have originated on the Sinai Peninsula. It has not changed its character in centuries. Considered one of the noblest dogs in the world the afghan looks very proud. He is a one man dog. Used by ancient rulers for hunting deer and snow leopards, the Afghan is bold and courageous. His speed has made him a popular racing dog.
Illust: Aust. Ch.
"Chandari of Kazah" (Imp. N.Z.)
Owners: Aacarsha Kennels, Vic.
Afghan Hound Card 17(Golden Fleece Australia, 1972)... $7.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 17(Golden Fleece Australia, 1972)


Afghan card from 
England
"OUR PUPPIES"

This is the No. 18 card in a series of 30 issued by Godfrey Phillips, Ltd., in 1936. The following is printed on the back of the card: "A native of Afghanistan, this Eastern Greyhound is used by hillmen for sporting purposes. It is strongly made, and has a long fine coat."
Afghan Hound Card 18(Godfrey Phillips OUR PUPPIES, 1936)... $12.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 18(Godfrey Phillips OUR PUPPIES, 1936)


Afghan card from 
England
A more recent card is this one issued by John Players & Sons in 1979. It comes from a series called "Grandee, Top Dogs Collection". On the back, it says, "Although built on greyhound lines these hounds are quite distinctive. In a variety of colours with long silky ears, heavily coated legs, a silken topknot, a short coated "saddle", shortish tail with a ring at the end and with proud, enigmatic eyes. Resident in Afghanistan and its borders for many centuries, they used to hunt and kill anything from deer to leopard and also guard the flocks and villages. Arrived in Britain in 1894 but did not really catch on until the famous Zardin was exhibited at the Crystal Palace in 1907. Hours of skilled preparation are needed to present them in show condition. For those who want them as companions they will need plenty of exercise and a lot of grooming. They are intelligent hounds and good guards. Recently Afghan Racing has become a popular sport and some very good times are put up, the hounds obviously enjoying it immensely. Height approx 25-29 inches."
Afghan Hound Card 19(Players Top Dogs Grandee, 1979)... $9.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 19(Players Top Dogs Grandee, 1979)


Afghan card from 
England
This lovely card was intended to be issued by John Player & Sons in about 1940, but a paper shortage due to the outbreak of World War II prevented this. Fortunately, a number of the cards were printed and made available to collectors. The cards were intended to be inserted singly into packets of 20 cigarettes. The title of the set is: "Dogs: A Series from Paintings by Arthur Wardle". On the back, it says, "The Afghan Hound is thought by some authorities to be of Egyptian origin, the theory being based on the existence of rock carvings in tombs in the valley of the Nilew which depict dogs of this type. They were made several centuries before Christ, so the Afghan is one of the oldest of all breeds. How it became established in Afghanistan is not known, but it has existed there for centuries and been highly prized by the sirdars and shikaris as a courser of gazelle and other game. The breed is extremely hardy and a fast mover over difficult ground. In this country it has been kept chiefly as a show dog or companion, but it has occasionally appeared at the meetings of the Saluki Coursing Club."
Afghan Hound Card 21(Players Dogs Heads, 1940)... $14.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 21(Players Dogs Heads, 1940)


Afghan card from 
England

Afghan Hound Card 22(Origin and History)... $9.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Card 22(Origin and History)



Afghan Hound Playing Cards

Sorry, we don't have any complete sets of playing cards. These were from collections of antique cards and there is no way of knowing how old they are or where one might find more of them. They are certainly a part of Afghan Hound history.

Afghan card from 
England
Afghan Hound Playing Card 1... $4.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Playing Card 1


Afghan card from 
England
Saluki card from 
England
This playing card was issued in 1996 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. It was printed in Belgium and the lovely illustrations were done by Tomas Markevicius as part of the "Dogs of the World" Card Collection. The Afghan Hound is appropriately the queen of diamonds. To the right is a copy of the back of the cards from this set.
Afghan Hound Playing Card 2... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Playing Card 2


Afghan card from 
England
Afghan Hound Playing Card 3... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Playing Card 3


Afghan card from 
England
Afghan Hound Playing Card 4... $4.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Playing Card 4


Afghan card from 
England
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Afghan Hound Playing Card 5


Afghan card from 
England
This card featuring the Afghan Hound was enclosed in a deck of playing cards. A description as follows is printed on the back of the card.
"Character:
The Afghan is dignified, aloof and fond of comfort. Though it enjoys nothing more than surveying the scene from a cosy armchair, the afghan is not the ideal choice for apartment dwellers or even those with a small house and garden.
Coat:
The glamorous coat how carried makes it a spectacular show dog for those who are prepared to spend up to 15 hours on coat preparation for the show ring.
size: 28kg.
Country Origin: Afghanistan
Afghan Hound Playing Card 6... $9.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Playing Card 6


Afghan card from 
England
Afghan Hound Playing Card 7... $9.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Playing Card 7



Afghan Hound Book Mark

Afghan Book Mark from 
England
This is a one of a kind. A must for the Afghan Hound Collector.
Afghan Hound Bookmark... $9.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Bookmark



Afghan Hound Cigar Bands

Afghan Cigar Band from 
England
Afghan Hound Cigar Band (left)... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Cigar Band (left)
Afghan Hound Cigar Band (right)... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Cigar Band (right)


Afghan Cigar Band from 
England
Afghan Hound Cigar Band 2... $7.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Cigar Band 2


Afghan Cigar Band from 
England
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Afghan Hound Cigar Band (top)
Afghan Hound Cigar Band (middle)... $7.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Cigar Band (middle)
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Afghan Hound Cigar Band (bottom)


Afghan Cigar Band from 
England
Afghan Hound Cigar Band (red)... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Cigar Band (red)
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Afghan Hound Cigar Band (blue)
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Afghan Hound Cigar Band (green)
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Afghan Hound Cigar Band (purple)
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Afghan Hound Cigar Band (orange)



Afghan Hound Post Cards

Afghan Post Card from 
England

A really neat post card. You get the post card and the Romanian stamp for the price of the post card only.
Afghan Hound Post Card... $9.95 each Click Here to Order 
Afghan Hound Post Card




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* I don't always count on getting more in the near future. I get them when I can find them and the stock is not always constant.

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