Welcome back to the Profiles & Premiums Newsletter!
We've got a new Silent Collection entry from Tammy Stone this issue, plus two brand new Photo ID Guides, one of which opens up on the site into a total of 20 new pages! And a big update on the BF2 Movie Star Felt Pennants page as well, with 30+ pennants currently up for grabs on eBay.
Busy, busy month so far. I've had my best month of sales so far this year, which is really great this time of year. I've also found myself buying more and more movie collectible items lately, though not many less magazines than I had been buying--so stock is swelling all around, the bills are getting paid, and I've got some really neat stuff that I'm waiting to arrive. Speaking of eBay, it's mostly magazines, but I've just placed my daily maximum of 250 items on sale at 20% off in my eBay Store (link is directly to sales items only). To match that, I'm going to include a special 20% off coupon for you to use at old-magazines-for-sale.com as well, which as you hopefully know contains several movie cards and collectibles (over 700) as well as magazines. The stock between the two stores is completely different. (Also different, on eBay I can accept checks and money orders along with PayPal and on my other site I can accept direct credit card payments in addition to PayPal payments, but no payments through the mail).
I've spent spare moments adding pages to the magawiki -- I just scanned the entire site to update my site map and it already checks in at well over 1,000 pages. I only mention this because I hope the magawiki can be useful for finding movie star articles that interest you.
Finally, I took the plunge and started a new site. I haven't mentioned this one anywhere else until now, haven't even submitted it to the search engines yet, because I'm a little bit nervous about it. So far it's only 4 or 5 pages plus a blog, but if you're interested in checking it out it's Warren-William.com, a fan site dedicated to, yup, Warren William. Everything over there is written by me. Hopefully you like it. If you do, or if you don't, feel free to let me know.
That's the small talk for now, on to the features:
1915 BF2 Felt Pennants
Updated again with 30+ at Auction Right Now!
I was recently contacted by somebody with a nice group of the BF2 Felt Pennants and we were able to come to an agreement pretty fast on them. They're currently up at auction on eBay with the bidding ending Friday night. I've also updated the checklist portion of the Photo ID Guide which now stands at 78 different stars (not counting color variations). In the coming weeks I'll be adding about 30-plus images to this page as well (perhaps changing it into a slideshow including the existing images), all of the images of the pennants currently at auction.
1921 + 1924 Henry Clay and Bock Tobacco Cards
New! Photo ID Guides
A seller on eBay located in Germany was recently selling off his collection of Cuban Tobacco Cards in bulk lots, I jumped in to buy one of the larger lots of 350+ cards, which I've had a lot of fun going through the past couple of weeks.
I've already listed several of what I'm referring to as 1924 Henry Clay and Bock & Co., Ltd Tobacco Cards for immediate sale in my eBay store -- for this set I've also created a massive Photo ID Guide which opens with a checklist of the set and expands into what is so far 20 additional pages showing larger images of all of the cards (I still have to create pages for those I haven't sold yet).
But the Pola Negri card shown above is actually from another set which I've taken to dating as 1921. Also issued by Henry Clay and Bock, these cards also say "Susini y Bock Ovalados" on the reverse. They picture individual stars, while the cards in the 1924 set feature film scenes. (The next set I plan to work on pictures a mix). I've scanned these and created a complete Photo ID Guide for them and also plan to list them on eBay (probably as Buy it Now items) within the next day or two. For now --
by Tammy Stone
The Silent Collection
John Gilbert is arguably one of the biggest and most memorable names from the silent era, especially on the male front - the silent era was really a time for the leading lady divas to shine. But for every femme fatale, girl next door or vamp there was also a cowboy, a swashbuckler, and a gentlemen to make the ladies swoon. John Gilbert did a phenomenal job of standing alongside the likes of Douglas Fairbanks and Rudolph Valentino as a heartthrob of a generation and a maverick of the new medium of film.
John was born John Cecil Pringle on July 10, 1897 in Logan, Utah. His family was unorthodox, which is merely another way of saying that with some, the world of show business, entertainment and entrepreneurship runs in the family. John's father ....
Tammy Stone is a freelance writer and journalist based in Toronto. Watch for her regular column on the greats of the Silent Screen in each issue of The Movie Profiles and Premiums Newsletter. Tammy invites you to write her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments on her column.
That's it for now, I hope you have a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and, more in general, a great Holiday season! It's been a fun year and I think the issues towards the end of the year really started to stack up in quality, especially since I've been buying more movie collectibles.
Next month we debut Volume 6 with Issue Number 1 (our 74th issue since our 2002 premier!) which will feature new Photo ID Guides as well as a new profiles from Susan M. Kelly.
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