Anon Biscuit Style - Text in Shaded Rectangle Set (Meurisse)

Issuing Company: Anonymous (Meurisse)
Country of Issue: Belgium, France
Year of Issue: late 1920s or very early 1930s
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size: 1 3/16" x 1 15/16"
Issued as insert with what product: Chocolates

Blank Backed. Unnumbered. These are anonymous biscuit cards which were issued with Meurisse chocolates. Meurisse was a Belgian company, though these cards were probably issued in Belgium and France and possibly other European countries. Many of these cards have a light gray shaded rectangle around the text of the name of the actor. An album was issued with this set which identifies Meurisse as the issuer.

Amit Benyovits send scans of an album holding 100 different cards in the set. Evelyn Brent and Camilla Horn were the only stars with two poses in that album. A second pose of Norma Shearer has been seen with a different group of cards, putting the known number of cards in this set at 101 at the moment.

Date info: The stars in this set date this to the late 1920s or very early 1930s. I haven't done a thorough dating of the stars, but from a quick study, the David Lee dates the set to 1928 at the earliest since he was a child actor and that was the year of his first role and Lon Chaney died in 1930, so 1931 would be about the latest it would have been released.

Thanks to Amit Benyovits for supplying most of the information for this checklist.

Renee Adoree
Richard Arlen
John Barrymore
Nils Asther
Vilma Banky
Warner Baxter
Mary Brian
Olive Borden
Clara Bow
William Boyd
Jean Bradin
Evelyn Brent (looking up, white fur collar)
Evelyn Brent (curly hair hanging above eye)
Clive Brook
Louise Brooks
Nancy Carroll
Jaques Catelain
Lon Chaney
Charlie Chaplin
Maurice Chevalier
Ronald Colman
Gary Cooper
Dolores Costello
Joan Crawford
Lily Damita
Bebe Daniels
Marion Davies
Dolores Del Rio
Reginald Denny
Lien Deyers
Wilhelm Dieterle
Marlene Dietrich
Richard Dix
Anita Dorris
Billie Dove
Gösta Ekman
Gräfin Agnes Esterhazy
Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Charles Farrel
Willy Forst
Willy Fritsch
Werner Fuetterer
Greta Garbo
Janet Gaynor
Hoot Gibson
John Gilbert
Lilian Gish
Corinne Griffith
James Hall
Lilian Harvey
Brigitte Helm
Evelyn Holt
Camilla Horn (full body view head to toe with dress flowing on floor behind her)
Camilla Horn (head and shoulders view)
Emil Jannings
Al Jolson
Jenny Jugo
Buster Keaton
Laura La Plante
Rod La Roque
David Lee
Harold Lloyd
Jacqueline Logan
Edmund Lowe
Myrna Loy
Douglas MacLean
Jeanette MacDonald
Ken Maynard
Victor McLaglen
Tom Mix
Adolphe Menjou
Colleen Moore
Ivan Mosjoukin
Conrad Nagel
Ramon Novarro
George O'Brien
Anny Ondra
Anita Page
Maria Paudler
Ivan Petrovich
Mary Philbin
Mary Pickford
Esther Ralston
Buddy Roosevelt
Charles Rogers
Joseph Schildkraut
Norma Shearer (looking straight ahead)
Norma Shearer (looking down)
Milton Sills
Louis Stone
Hans Stüwe
Gloria Swanson
Igo Sym
Norma Talmadge
Olga Tschechova
Alice Terry
Raquel Torres
Jack Trevor
Alice White
Anna May Wong

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