Were You Lucky Film Stars

Issuing Company:
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: Early 1920s
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size: 1 1/8" x 2 9/16"
Issued as insert with what product: Contest

Notes: Checklist incomplete. These cards appear to be for some sort of game, contest, or offer from something called the "Pocket Fair and Bazaar." Likely date to 1921-1923 given the presence of Jackie Coogan, who became a star with release of The Kid in 1921, and Wallace Reid, who died in January 1923. They are on a light paper stock (not card stock) and are perforated on one side (bottom edge) like a stamp would be. Each of these paper strips is numbered on back with an exchange value (from 3 to 20 cents) and the following text: "WERE YOU LUCKY, If Not, TRY IT AGAIN, The New Idea, Pocket Fair and Bazaar is, conducted for a worthy cause."

Collector Marty Krim provided a picture of a box and sample cards used for this set. He picked up a large group of these cards and none of the numbers on his cards matched the cards that were on the partial checklist on the Moviecard Website. Here are his interesting observations:

COMMENT #1 - More than half the cards have a pull off bottom tab - that is completely blank.

COMMENT #2 - With this tab attached, the cards will NOT fit into the box.

COMMENT #3 - I did not show it in the photo I sent..but if you care, both long side flaps read: BUY A MOVIE STAR PHOTO.

COMMENT #4 - In EVERY case, the card names and numbers currently listed on your **FABULOUS** site, do not correspond with the numbers and names that I have.

COMMENT #5 - When I first obtained this group, I was initially disheartened that there were so many DUPLICATES...(P Frederick (5)...Wallace Berry (4) and more)..but now I see that there are no duplicates since each has its own number.

Thanks to Marty Krim for help with this checklist.

Initial Checklist

3. Agnes Ayres
4. Wallace Reid
10. Lois Wilson
11. Elliott Dexter
18. Larry Semon
36. Constance Binney
40. Douglas Maclean
42. Charles Ray
57. Miss DuPont
58. Dorothy Dalton
59. Hope Hampton
68. Norma Talmadge
74. Tom Moore
85. Priscilla Dean
87. Charlie Chaplin
100. Jackie Coogan

Checklist for cards in Marty Krim's Group

1. Hope Hamilton
2. Wm S. Hart
3. Thos. Meighan
4. C Binney
5. Hope Hampton
6. Wm S. Hart
8. C Binney
10. May McAvoy
11. Wm. S. Hart
12. Betty Compson
14. May McAvoy
15. Wm S. Hart
17. R. Barthelmess
18. Norma Talmadge
19. Coe ne Griffith (not sure of first name)
21. R. Barthelmess
22. Norma Talmadge
23. Coe ne Griffith)
25. Alice Brady
26. Bert Lytell
27. Paulice Starke
28. Larry Semon
29. Alice Brady
30. Bert Lytell
31. Pauline Starke
32. Larry Semon
33. Wallace Berry
34. May Collins
37. K McDonald
38. Wallace Reid
40. Ben Turpin
42. Corinne Griffith
43. May McAvoy
44. Doris May
45. Pauline Starke
46. Alice Terry
47. Lois Wilson
48. William Russell
49. P. Frederick
50. Doris May
51. Alice Brady
52. P. Frederick
53. P. Frederick
54. Doris May
55. Alice Brady
56. P. Frederick
57. P. Frederick
58. Doris May
59. P. Frederick
60. Alice Brady
61. Larry Semon
62. Pauline Starke
63. Bert Lytell
64. Alice Brady
65. May McAvoy
67. Wm S. Hart
70. Norma Talmadge
71. James Kirkwood
73. Priscilla Dean
74. Wm S. Hart
75. Norma Talmadge
76. Constance Binney
77. Marie Prevost
78. Douglas Maclean
79. Earl Williams
80. Eugene O'Brien
81. K. McDonald
82. Wallace Reid
85. Wallace Berry
88. May Collins
89. Norma Talmadge
90. Corinne Griffith
91. May McAvoy
92. Doris May
93. Pauline Starke
94. Alice Terry
95. Lois Wilson
96. William Russell
97. Hope Hampton
98. Charles Ray
100. Wallace Berry

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