SARONY CINEMA STARS POSTCARDS

Issuing Company: Nicholas Sarony & Co.
Country of Issue: England
Year of Issue: 1930
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: 1st Series-38, 2nd-42, 3rd-50, 4th-42, 5th-25
Card Size:
Issued as insert with what product: Cigarettes

Notes: Checklist complete for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th series; incomplete for 1st series.

Postcard sized cards. There were five series of Postcards issued by Sarony. The cards are photographic without being glossy and have white borders except series one which has no borders and cards therefore are smaller. The stars name appears on the front in italic signature style writing, not always at the same place.

The cards are numbered in white in the bottom left corner of the front and on the back (series 2-5 only) Text on the back is contained within a fancy designed box which reads 'No - of a - series of 25 CINEMA STARS issued with Sarony cigarettes', the number and series being different on each card.

All cards have postcard backs with space for a stamp and address.

The first series is of 38 cards, the second of 42, the third of 50, the fourth of 42 and the fifth of 25 cards. Series two continues the numbering sequence from series one so cards start in series 2 at number 39 up to 80. Every other series has its own numbering sequence.

Richard Minns reports that he has seen cards from Series 1 (by far the rarest) with and without the Sarony text box on the back suggesting it was stamped by hand or not every card was stamped properly. Quite a complicated series but it contains some lovely images of Clara Bow, Rudolph Valentino etc.

Thanks to Richard Minns for providing all of the information for this set.


Series 1

1. Norma and Constance Talmadge
2. Ronald Colman
3. Clara Bow
4. Agnes Ayres
5. Edmund Lowe
6. Renee Adoree
7. Ivor Novello (different image from no. 8)
8. Ivor Novello
9. Rudolph Valentino (different image from no. 10)
10. Rudolph Valentino
11. Adolphe Menjou
12. Pola Negri
13. Gladys Cooper
14. Dolores Costello
15. Constance Talmadge
16. Lionel Barrymore
17. Clive Brook
18. Monte Blue
19. Douglas Fairbanks
20. Corinne Griffith
21. Marie Prevost
22. Laura La Plante
23. Vilma Banky
24. Reginald Denny
25. Matheson Lang
26. Mae Busch
27. Leatrice Joy
28. Mary Pickford
29.
30. Irene Rich
31. Norman Kerry
32. Emil Jannings
33. Ramon Navarro (sic.)
34. May McAvoy
35. Lya de Putti
36. Phyllis Haver
37. Jacqueline Logan
38. Virginia Valli

Series 2

39. Colleen Moore
40. Myrna Loy
41. Mary Philbin
42. Anny Ondra
43. Wallace Beery
44. Loretta Young
45. Rod la Rocque
46. Alma Rubens
47. Conrad Nagel
48. Al Jolson
49. Joseph Schildkraut
50. Jack Mulhall
51. Milton Sills
52. Richard Barthelmess
53. Marion Nixon
54. Raymond Hackett
55. Barbara Kent
56. Anita Page
57. Thomas Meighan
58. William Haines
59. George O’Brien
60. Estelle Brody
61. Mabel Poulton
62. Bessie Love
63. Jean Hersholt
64. Pauline Frederick
65. Janet Gaynor
66. H.B. Warner
67. Basil Gill
68. Betty Bronson
69. John Longden
70. Leila Hyams
71. Norma Shearer
72. Lois Wilson
73. Doris Kenyon
74. Edward Everett Horton
75. Charles King
76. Davey Lee
77. Billie Dove
78. Jameson Thomas
79. Dorothy Mackaill
80. Warner Baxter

Series 3

1. Madge Bellamy
2. Marion Davies
3. Fannie Brice
4. June Nash
5. Lloyd Hughes
6. June Collyer
7. Anita Page
8. Olive Borden
9. Jack Buchanan
10. Janet Gaynor
11. Charles Farrell
12. Harold Lloyd
13. Alice White
14. Dorothy Gish
15. Mary Glynne
16. Sue Carol
17. Mary Astor
18. Lon Chaney
19. Eddie Quillan
20. Buster Keaton
21. Tim McCoy
22. Robert Armstrong
23. John Gilbert
24. William Haines
25. Antonio Moreno
26. Victor McLaglen
27. Junior Coghlan
28. Corinne Griffith
29. Carol Lombard (Misspelt on card)
30. Dorothy Gulliver
31. Ralph Forbes
32. Morton Downye
33. Lewis Stone
34. Dolores Costello
35. Dorothy Mackaill
36. Virginia Valli
37. Charles Morton
38. Loretta Young
39. Phyllis Haver
40. Betty Compson
41. Marguerite Churchill
42. Mary Duncan
43. Conrad Nagel
44. Buzz Barton
45. Benita Hume
46. Dolores Costello
47. Mary Duncan
48. Reginald Denny
49. Marian Nixon
50. Douglas Fairbanks (Senior)

Series 4

1. Marian Nixon
2. Ivor Novello
3. Jack Mulhall
4. Charles Farrell
5. Estelle Brody
6. Alice White
7. Betty Compson
8. Marilyn Morgan
9. Colleen Moore
10. Constance Talmadge
11. Frankie Darro
12. Loretta Young
13. Marjorie White
14. Janet Gaynor
15. Ethelynne Claire
16. Eddie Buzzell
17. Mae Busch
18. Loretta Young
19. Dorothy Gulliver
20. Marie Prevost
21. Warner Baxter
22. Billie Dove
23. Marian Nixon
24. Myrna Loy
25. Phyllis Haver
26. Dorothy Mackaill
27. Davey Lee
28. George Arliss
29. H.B. Warner
30. Ramon Novarro
31. Merna Kennedy
32. Pola Negri
33. Mary Duncan
34. Sari Maritza
35. Milton Sills
36. Dorothy Sebastian
37. Al Jolson
38. Dolores Del Rio
39. Hoot Gibson
40. Corinne Griffith
41. Leatrice Joy
42. Charles King

Series 5

1. Janet Gaynor
2. Benita Hume
3. Jeanette Loff
4. Laura La Plante
5. Norma Shearer
6. Conrad Nagel
7. Ramon Novarro
8. Loretta Young
9. Charles Farrell
10. Betty Compson
11. Jacqueline Logan
12. Dorothy Mackaill
13. Basil Rathbone
14. Mary Nolan
15. Arthur Pusey
16. Bessie Love
17. George Arliss
18. Sophie Tucker
19. Reginald Denny
20. Marguerite Churchill
21. Betty Astor
22. Sari Maritza
23. Lois Wilson
24. Mae Clarke
25. Carol Lombard (misspelt on front as 'Carol')


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