Issuing Company: |
Country of Issue: England
Year of Issue: 1932
Number of Cards in Set: 50
Card Size: 1 3/8" x 2 5/8"
Issued as insert with what product: Cigarettes
Notes: These cards can be found with 3 different back designs as follows:
A. Anonymous - title "Cinema Artistes," no tobacco firm named on the back.
B. Albert - Back design similar to the Anonymous version, but with "Artistes de Cinema" title and an Albert ad at the bottom.
C. Westminster - Untitled and unnumbered. Emblem Turkish Cigarettes ad on back, with Westminster Tobacco Co. ad also.
Date Notes: Frequent contributor Laura McCullough notes that card #50 in this set shows Greta Garbo in a photo from the film "Mata Hari," which was released in late 1931. Spanky first started making films in 1932. I previously had this set dated as 1928, but it is clear that it could not have been issued earlier than 1932. It was probably issued in 1932 or 1933, and I will place a date of 1932 on it.
Thanks to Greg Graetz for help with this checklist.
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