Issuing Company: Watford Biscuit Co.
Country of Issue: England
Year of Issue: 1954
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: 48
Card Size: 1 1/16" x 1 15/16"
Issued as insert with what product: Cookies

Notes: Blank-backed. The Watford Biscuit Company was the distributor of De Beukelaer wafer cookies in England, so these cards were really an after-war continuation of the De Beukelaer cards that were issued over a long period of time in the 1930s.

The wafer wrappers, which are brown and gold colored, has some text on the back that a special album was available for either 60 wrappers or 1s. 6d in cash.

Date info: Some guide books list this set as being issued in 1952, but the films listed on the cards are mostly from 1953, with "Beau Brummel" released in 1954, so I'm placing a date of 1954 on this set.

The 1954 date is confirmed by a writeup in the November 1954 issue of "Notes and News" magazine, issued by the Cameric Cigarette Card Club in England, which indicated that these cards were first issued in September, 1954.

Thanks to Richard Minns for helping with this checklist.

1. June Allyson
2. Jack Hawkins
3. June Thorburn
4. Stewart Granger
5. Petula Clark
6. Anthony Steel
7. Kathleen Hughes
8. Victor Mature
9. Marlon Brando
10. Barbara Rush
11. Rock Hudson
12. Gene Tierney
13. Alan Ladd
14. Kay Kendall
15. Audie Murphy
16. Sarah Lawson
17. Deborah Kerr
18. Eric Portman
19. Lauren Bacall
20. Alec Guiness
21. Ludmilla Tcherina
22. Norman Wisdom
23. Julia Adams
24. Jack Warner
25. Michael Wilding
26. Shelley Winters
27. Tony Curtis
28. Leslie Caron
29. Sterling Haydon
30. Esther Williams
31. Richard Carlson
32. Joan Rice
33. Mamie Van Doren
34. Jeff Chandler
35. Elizabeth Taylor
36. Howard Keel
37. Abbe Lane
38. Donald Sinden
39. Ava Gardner
40. Dirk Bogarde
41. Richard Burton
42. Joan Collins
43. Abbott and Costello
44. Marilyn Monroe
45. Vernon Gray
46. Susan Hayward
47. James Stewart
48. Jean Simmons

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