The Story of Cigarette Cards by Martin Murray provides a complete history of trade and tobacco cards explaining in great detail who made what, when and where, from around the world. A review of this important volume from 1987.
After picking up a small collection of studio reply cards to 1930s movie fans requesting photos of their favorite film stars I discovered why the studios started charging a fee. 10 of the reply cards are shown as is the 1929 newspaper article explaining how the charge came to be.
A series of quotes taken from newspaper clippings that cover Roland Young’s penguin collecting. The quotes range from 1928-1953 and seem to show a consistent interest in the fascinating birds held over the years by the popular Topper actor.