A1 The Romance of Sail
|Number||Series A. Set No. 1|
|Name||The Romance of Sail|
|First year published||1940|
|Number of cards||6|
|Size of cards||9 x 13 cm|
|Description||Most likely issued in late 1940 or early 1941.
There are three different sleeve printings:
The set A1 Romance of Sail features a different vessel on each card:
All the designs of these ships were taken from Modelcraft plans available at that time. As with sets B1, C1, F1 and H1 the cards were varnished to protect the finish. This varnish has matured over the years giving the cards a pale brown tinge. Each card carries printed text on the reverse.
After the war, in 1948, this set was re-issued by Micromodels Ltd. as “Six Little Ships & Galleons“. The colours of the re-issue are not quite as rich as the original. The re-issue cards lack the text on the reverse.