Knotty Pine Film Stars

Issuing Company:
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: late 1920s or early 1930s
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size: 5" x 7"
Issued as insert with what product:

Notes: Checklist may not be complete. These cards contain a rubber stamp on the back that says "Knotty Pine Gift Shop, Fishermans Wharf, 2746 Taylor St., San Francisco, Calif." It looks like the cards were sold as a group as a souvenir at the gift shop. Based on the stars on the cards, it looks like they were issued in about 1930.

These cards have also been seen with blank backs. It is likely they were also sold in other places with blank backs or with a different back stamp or other printing on the backs.

Most of the cards seen have the names at the bottom right in hand written all caps text. The Lon Chaney and Buster Keaton cards were found in a group with other cards from this set, but show the names in large signature text with a greeting above the name.

Click the small picture above to see a picture checklist for this set. The checklist below shows the cards seen so far with blank backs or Knotty Pine backs, though all the cards are part of the same set.

Lon Chaney (Blank Back)
Gary Cooper (Blank Back)
Joan Crawford (Blank Back)
Marion Davies (Knotty Pine)
Richard Dix (Knotty Pine)
Charles Farrell (Knotty Pine)
Janet Gaynor (Knotty Pine, Blank Back)
John Gilbert (Knotty Pine)
William Haines (Knotty Pine)
Buster Keaton (Blank Back)
Norman Kerry (Knotty Pine)
Conrad Nagel (Knotty Pine)
Mary Nolan (Knotty Pine)
Charles "Buddy" Rogers (Knotty Pine)
Gloria Swanson (Blank Back)

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