Tonibell Pink Ice Cream Vans and their Collectors Cards – 99 Brigade Action Soldiers Series (1976)

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Many years ago, the distinctive pink Tonibell Ice Cream van (see above) was the highlight of a summer evening. I vaguely recalled occasionally getting some freebies, like playing cards or cigarette cards that featured (what I thought to be) Action Man. After a bit of searching, I have found the answer;

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Did anyone else collect these? I had a few, but there never seemed to be enough cards to go around whenever the ice cream man turned up. They do turn up as complete sets on ebay though, and this is where the final 2 pictures come from.

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