Empreza Industrial de Tabacos Film Stars

Issuing Company: Empreza Industrial de Tabacos Ltd.
Country of Issue: Portugal
Year of Issue: 1920s
Color/B&W: Color
Number of Cards in Set: 50 in numbered set, at least 63 in unnumbered set
Card Size: 2" x 2 1/2"
Issued as insert with what product: Cigarettes

Notes: Checklist incomplete. These were issued by a company based in Portuguese East Africa. According to the World Index, there were two sets issued by Empreza, a numbered set containing movie stars and sports figures and an unnumbered set containing movie stars and dogs.

The backs of these cards are hand stamped, with different colored ink used and different placement of the stamp common for these cards. Backs are stamped "Cigarros Lusos, Empreza. Industrial. De Tabacos, Ltd." There are also back stamps seen with "Cigarros Caravellas."

Thanks to Richard Minns for providing the information for this checklist.

Numbered Cards

2. Milton Sills
9. Tom Mix
10. Rudolph Valentino
12. Harold Lloyd
21. Mary Philbin
26. Mary Pickford

Unnumbered Cards

Charles Chaplin
Greta Garbo (Metro Goldwyn)


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