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Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1935
Number of Cards in Set: two sets - 24 (unnumbered and 26 (numbered)
Card Size: 2" x 2 3/4"
Issued as insert with what product:
Notes: There are two different Frankie Darro stamp card sets. The easiest ways to tell them apart is that one set has perforation marks and is unnumbered and the other is not perforated and is numbered.
For the perforated set, the checklist is incomplete. These cards are unnumbered and blank-backed. It appears these cards were given out to members of the Frankie Darro fan club in 1935 (there is a date of 1935 on the back of the album). The cards have a thin glossy almost magazine like texture. It looks like the cards were given out in perforated sheets.
There is an album that comes with this set. The album measures 5" x 7 1/2" and has 12 pages.
Thanks to Amit Benyovits for helping with this checklist.
Joe E. Brown
Laurel and Hardy
Schnozzola (Jimmy Durante) and Stuart Erwin
Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller) and Maureen O'Sullivan
Wheeler and Woolsey
For the non-perforated set, the cards are numbered. They were designed to be given out to Frankie Darro fan club members who showed their fan club card when attending movies at their local movie theater. There was an album given out for this set. The album says the promotion started on February 23, 1935. A fan club member could get all the cards by attending Saturday matinees for every week for 12 weeks starting on February 23.
There were two different versions of the album, one with blue printing and the other with brown printing. There are some slight differences between the two albums.
1. Max Baer - Ready for action
2. Our Pal Wally (Wallace Beery)
3. Tarzan Greets You (Johnny Weissmuller)
4. Spencer Tracy
5. Slim and Zasu (Slim Summerville and Zasu Pitts)
6. Richard Dix
7. Ken Maynard
8. Jack Mulhall - Racing Star
9. Getting Ready for a Race (Frankie Darro)
10. Our Friend Jackie Cooper
11. Lola Lane - Daredevil
12. Here's Jack Oakie
13. Tom Mix - Going Over
14. Buck Jones - On the Draw
15. Tim McCoy - Out Scouting
16. Hello Kids (Will Rogers)
17. George O'Brien on "Blackie"
18. John Wayne - Cowboy Star
19. Shirley Temple
20. Richard Barthelmess
21. "Schnozzola" (Jimmy Durante)
22. You Know Him (Robert Woolsey)
23. Wonder what they're after? (Our Gang)
24. Jimmie Cagney
25. Two Swell Guys (Laurel and Hardy)
26. How'm I Doin? (Joe E. Brown)
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