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Pug card from 
England

This is part of the Dogs & Friend series issued by Carreras Ltd. in 1936. The back says, "Either you are a great admirer of the Pug or you find him a most uninteresting little dog. Certainly he snorts and is also inclined to smell rather "doggy", but his very ugliness is fascinating, and a great deal depends upon how he is fed and brought up. No one seems to be quite certain from where the Pug originally came, but a good many authorities believe it to have been China. At one moment, about 1790 or so, it was immensely popular, then it declined, but is now in favour again."
Pug Card 1(Carreras Dogs and Friend, 1936)... SOLD OUT


Pug card from 
England

This card was produced by W.D. & H.O. Wills in 1937 of full length dogs by Arthur Wardle. On the back it says, "Pug. A sturdily-built toydog of Chinese origin. Head large and well wrinkled on top and forehead. Muzzle short and blunt. Eyes full, lustrous and dark. Ears small, set on high and velvety to the touch. Neck short and thick. Chest wide. Forelegs straight and well boned with round feet and black toe-nails. Body very short and powerful with no tuck-up of loin. Hind legs straight at hock and big boned. Tail set on high, and carried tightly curled on back. Coat short and smooth. Colour: fawn or all black. Fawns have black muzzle and ears, black moles on cheeks, black mark ("thumb mark") on head, and black line ("trace") down back."
Pug Card 2(Wills Dogs, 1937)... SOLD OUT


Pug card from 
England

This card was issued by Hornimans Tea in 1/4 lb. packets of tea in 1961. The back says, "Of Chinese extraction although brought here from Holland by William and Mary in the 17th century. Originally silver and golden fawn, the first black coming from China about 70 years ago. Name derived from Latin pugmus (closed fist), describing the shape of their heads. The biggest of the Toys, from 14 to 18 lbs., decidedly square and cobby dogs with large round heads. Tail curled as tightly as possible, double twist being perfection."
Pug Card 3(Hornimans Tea, 1961)... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Pug Card 3(Hornimans Tea, 1961)


Pug card from 
England

This card is not my favorite but is absolutely necessary for a full set. It was issued purely for collection by Cofton Collections in Britain and is part of Series 1, re-issue 1988. The back simply has the address of Cofton Collections.
Pug Card 4(Cofton Collections 1st series reprint, 1988)... SOLD OUT


Pug card from 
England

This is from the Cofton Collection, Series 3, re-issue 1988. I like it a lot better than the last one, but only because of the addition of a background and personality.
Pug Card 5(Cofton Collections 3rd series reprint, 1988)... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Pug Card 5(Cofton Collections 3rd series reprint, 1988)


Pug card from 
England

This photographic card was number 10 in a series of 48 issued by Pattreiouex in 1939 and enclosed in Senior Service Cigarettes. On the back, it says, "Pug Puppies. The pug is a Dutch dog and became popular in the reign of Queen Victoria. He makes a most excellent pet, being full of brains and character."
Pug Card 7(Pattreiouex Photographs, 1939)... $5.95 each Click Here to Order 
Pug Card 7(Pattreiouex Photographs, 1939)


Pug card from 
England

This lovely card was issued by John Player & Sons in their packets of 10 cigarettes in 1940. It is from a series of headstudies by Peter Biegel. On the back it reads, "Pug. Most authorities agree tha the Pug is of Oriental origin, and tha tit was introduced into England during the 17th century. Before the Pekingese came her in 1800, the Pug enjoyed great favour as a ladies' pet, and among those who prefer a clean short-coated dog it is still pupular. Its wringled features and blunt-faced appearance identify it with the Mastiff group. Broad-chested and solid in build, it is theheaviest of all the Toy dogs. Accepted colourings are silver, apricot, or fawn with black facial markings; wholly black Pugs are also officially recognised.
Pug Card 8(Players Dogs Heads, 1940)... SOLD OUT


Pug card from 
England

This card was put out in 1974 by the Epol South Africa Pet Food Co. The description on the back is printed in both English and Dutch. "The Pug. Rather larger an dmore robust than some of the other toy breeds, its short coat is free from doggy smell and requires the minimum of care. Colours are silver fawn, apricot fawn or black, with a black mask and ears in either of the first two colours. Weight 6-8 kg."
Pug Card 9(EPOL South Africa Pet Food Co.,1974)... SOLD OUT


Pug card from 
England

This is a Golden Fleece Swap Card from Australia, issued in 1972. On the back it says, "Pug. The Pug is a quaint looking "Toy" class dog who snores loudly when asleep. A wrinkled black face, snub nose and square jaw make him appear to be of savage nature. Actually a Pug seldom fights.
First discovered in China by Dutch trading ships this breed became popular in Holland as the "Dutch Dog". The Pug makes a lovable house dog. His short, smooth apricot-fawn coat needs little care. The Japanese Pug is black." The dog illustrated is Aust. Ch. Linfred Belinda, owned by Mrs. G. Beard.
Pug Card 10(Golden Fleece Australia, 1972)... SOLD OUT


Pug card from 
England

This card was issued by Players,also, but the artist was Arthur Wardle and the title of the series is "Dogs by Wardle-Heads" issued in 1929. The following is written on the back of the card: "This quaint breed probably originated in the East, and is thought to have spread from China to Japan and thence to Europe. During the 17th cent. Pugs were popular to Holland, and soon became very fashionable in this century.
Poor Pug...How envied with his doom,
Made captive in a lady's room
wrote the poet Gay. The Pug is a compact, cobby dog, 15-18 lbs. in weight. The colours desired are silver or black; or apricot fawn, which contrasts well with the trace or black line down the back, and the black mask."
Pug Card 11(Players Dogs Heads, 1929)... $7.95 each Click Here to Order 
Pug Card 11(Players Dogs Heads, 1929)


Pug card from 
England

This first Pug card was issued by Gallaher Ltd. in 1938 to put in packs of cigarettes. The back of the card says, "The Pug or Pug-Dog is an example of the class of dogs that might be said to have been bred especially to astonish the eye by their appearance. The ideal dog must have a bold, humorous face, heavily wrinkled, a very square, rather heavy body, compact, muscular and strong. The coat is short and very smooth, and the tail should be curled to the absolute maximum. Pug-Dogs should have plenty of exercise, as they have a tendency to get fat."
Pug Card 13(Gallaher Dogs 2nd Series, 1938)... $9.95 each Click Here to Order 
Pug Card 13(Gallaher Dogs 2nd Series, 1938)


Pug card from 
England

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Premiere trading cards were made for use in vending machines manufactured exclusively by the Oak Mfg Co., Inc, Culver City, CA in 1950. This is one of those cards with the following shown on the back of the card "Holland is considered the original home of the Pug and he is sometimes called the "Dutch Pug". However, the characteristics of the breed would indicate its origin in China.
The Pug is a compact, alert, cleanly and companionable dog. Their freedom from offensive smell from breath and skin is one reason for their great favor as a house dog. They require minimum care in order to keep in good condition and they do not require the coddling of some of the other toy varieties."
Pug Card 14(Premier Trading Cards, Oak Mfg. Co., 1950)... $14.95 each Click Here to Order 
Pug Card 14(Premier Trading Cards, Oak Mfg. Co., 1950)


Pug card from 
England

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Ogdens cigarettes put these cards in their small packages of cigarettes (10 to a package) in 1936. The following is shown on the back of the card: "King William III was one of the first to import Pugs into England. The breed is probably related to the smooth-haired Pekingese and, like the latter, is a native of China. The early Pugs were fawn, having a darker line down their backs and a black mask, but about 1886 Lady Brassey imported a black from China and, by crossing with dark fawns and then inbreeding, eventually an all-black variety was created. The late Lady Willoughby d'Eresby established a strain of silver fawns, which became known as the Willoughby Pugs.
Pug Card 15(Ogdens Dogs, 1936)... $19.95 each Click Here to Order 
Pug Card 15(Ogdens Dogs, 1936)


Pug card from 
England

This incredible Pug card was issued in 1908, (99 years ago) by Edwards Ringer & Bigg for their Klondyke Cigarettes. This one is in excellent condition in spite of its age. On the back it says, "Fawn Pug. The Pug -- most popular of all toy dogs, supposed to have come to this country from Holland originally -- is a good ladies companion, lively and tractable, though not nearly so intelligent as the Poodle. Body square and cobby. "Button" ears preferred to "rose." Color, silver fawn. The muzzle or "mask," ears, diamond on forehead, and trace on back should be black, also a mole or black spot on each cheek. Toe nails black. Weight, 13 to 17 lbs."
Pug Card 16(Ringers Klondyke, 1908)... SOLD OUT


Pug card from 
England Pug card from 
England

Godfrey Phillips issued this set of cards titled "OUR PUPPIES" in 1936.(left) The back of the card has the following: "The Pug is small and intelligent, and an ideal house-dog, having a short coat. There are two colours-fawn and all black."
This identical image on the (right) card titled "Our Dogs" was issued in 1939 by Godfrey Phillips and on the back it says, "The Pug. Of Chinese origin, the Pug is probably related to the Pekingese. It is small and intelligent, and makes an ideal house-dog, having a short coat. There are two colours -- fawn and all black; the fawns have a black muzzle and a black thumbmark on the head."
Both of the cards are cigarette cards and enclosed in different size packages of Phillips cigarettes.
Pug Card 19(Godfrey Phillips OUR PUPPIES, 1936)... $14.95 each Click Here to Order 
Pug Card 19(Godfrey Phillips OUR PUPPIES, 1936)
Pug Card 19x(Godfrey Phillips OUR PUPPIES, 1936)... SOLD OUT


Pug card from 
England

This lovely Pug was issued by Hignett Bros. & Co. in 1936. This is a very hard set to come by and is most attractive when you find one. This one is in mint condition in spite of its rarity. On the back it says, "Pug. King William III was one of the first to import Pugs into England. The breed is probably related to the smooth-haired Pekingese and, like the latter, is a native of China. The early Pugs were fawn, having a darker line down their backs and a black mask, but about 1886 Lady Brassey imported a black from China and, by crossing with dark fawns and then inbreeding, eventually an all-black variety was created. The late Lady Willoughby d'Eresby established a strain of silver fawns, which became known as the Willoughby Pugs."
Pug Card 20(Hignett Dogs, 1936)... $19.95 each Click Here to Order 
Pug Card 20(Hignett Dogs, 1936)


Pug card from 
England

Artist Leo Chambers DOGS HEADS, a series of 40 paintings, were issued by Moustafa Tobacco Co. in 1924. The following is printed on the reverse:
Pugs.
"No word in our language suits him or describes him better than his own name. Pugs are ideal pets, being of a moderate size from 12 to 16 lb. in weight, with smooth coats, healthy constitutions, good tempers and plenty of intelligence.
Feed on Spratt's Puppy Biscuits, "Ovals," and Pet Rodnim."
Pug Card 21(Moustafa Leo Chambers Dogs Heads, 1924)... SOLD OUT


Pug card from 
England

W.D. & H.O. Wills issued this Dogs 2nd Series in 1915. These cards were enclosed in their large packages of cigarettes. There are 25 cards in the set and the Pug is No. 18. I have only one of these cards available. The description as shown on the back of the card follows:
P U G
"Like the Greyhound and the Maltese, the fawn-coloured Pug is one of the oldest members of the canine race. Its origin has never been authentically established, and while some authorities claim Holland as its birthplace, others regard it as an importation from China. The Pug came into prominence in this country about 60 years ago, Queen Victoria possessing one valuable specimen. To-day the Pug has been somewhat displaced from popular favor by the Pekingese and the Toy Pomeranian. Pugs have, however, one great advantage over these breeds, from the fact that their short coat requires much less attention. Black Pugs came into notice in 1886, and are of much the same build as the fawn, with square, blunt muzzle and tightly-curled tail."
Pug Card 22(Wills Dogs 2nd Series, 1915)... SOLD OUT


Pug card from 
England

Weeties 'Favourite Dogs-New Zealand' is a series of 32 cards enclosed in Crispies and Vitabrits Cereals. They were issued in 1940. The following is shown on the back of the card: "The Pug is probably the most indolent of all dogs and loves to be pampered, for which reason he has a great tendency to put on fat. One of his essential features is a black mole on each cheek with a tuft of hair growing from it. The Pug is a small dog somewhat like a small bulldog. His hair is smooth and short and his tail curls and lies close to the body.
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DO make sure that your dog is exercised regularly every day. You will enjoy this as much as he does."
Pug Card 23(Weeties Favourite dogs New Zealand, 1940)... SOLD OUT


Pug card from 
England

Dwight Soda issued these beautiful paintings in 1902. The artists signature appears on the face of the picture, G. Muss Arnalt. The back of the card has a description of IMPORTANT REASONS for purchasing the brand name 'Cow Soda' as opposed to an inferior brand. There are 30 cards in the set and the Pug is No. 5. The following is the description of the Pug as shown on the reverse side: A diminutive bulldog and Masstiff in appearance with his tail turned in a ring upon his back. In former days this asthmatic little house pet could be found in many homes, but he seems to have lost favor lately, although he is a very loyal companion."
Pug Card 25... SOLD OUT


Pug card from 
England

A lovely painting of a Pug (artist unknown) issued in 1940. The title of the series is 'Favorite Dogs-New zealand' and were issued by Weeties and and enclosed in the cereals Weeties, Kornies and Vita-brits. The following is shown on the back of the card:
"The Pug is probably the most indolent of all dogs and loves to be pampered, for which reason he has a great tendency to put on fat. One of his essential features is a black mole on each cheek with a tuft of hair growing from it. The Pug is a small dog somewhat like a small bulldog. His hair is smooth and short and his tail curls and lies close to the body.
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" DO make sure that your dog is exercised regularly every day. You will enjoy this as much as he does."
Pug Card 26(Weeties Favourite dogs New Zealand, 1940)... $24.95 each Click Here to Order 
Pug Card 26(Weeties Favourite dogs New Zealand, 1940)


Pug card from 
England

What an awesome card for the pugs. I don't have the issue date on this item but with origin and history of the pug this is a 'must' for the Pug lover.
Pug Card Information Card 27... SOLD OUT




Pug 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 Pug history.

Pug card from 
England

This Pug is from a deck of playing cards that was issued a couple of years ago with a bunch of different breeds on it. The 10 of Hearts is a fawn Pug.
Pug Playing Card 1... SOLD OUT


Pug card from 
England

Pug Playing Card 2... $4.95 each Click Here to Order 
Pug Playing Card 2


Pug card from 
England

Pug Playing Card 3... SOLD OUT


Pug card from 
England

A unique playing card showing the back, all Pugs.

Pug Playing Card 4... $3.95 each Click Here to Order 
Pug Playing Card 4


Pug card from 
England

This deck of cards was produced in Japan several years ago. There are several breeds in the deck and each breed is sold as a single card separately. The Pug in it is the Five of Hearts.
ONE ONLY
Pug Playing Card 5... SOLD OUT


Pug card from 
England
Pug card from 
Belgium

This is an even more recent issue. There were 54 breeds (including Jokers) and the Pug was proudly chosen as the Ace of hearts. On the right is what the back of the card looks like.
Pug Playing Card 6... SOLD OUT




Match Box Cover

Pug card from 
England

Pug Match Box Cover 1... $9.95 each Click Here to Order 
Pug Match Box Cover 1




Cigar Bands



Pug card from 
England

Pug Cigar Band 1... $7.95 each Click Here to Order 
Pug Cigar Band  1


Pug card from 
England

Pug Cigar Band 2... SOLD OUT



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