Welcome back to the Profiles & Premiums Newsletter!
We've got a new profile from Susan M. Kelly this issue, the second in her series of Great Literary Detectives on film, plus two brand new Photo ID Guides, one of which contains images of every card in a set!
I've spent the bulk of my time lately working on my eBay listings, as we're at that time of year. I've added some listings to old-magazines-for-sale.com, but honestly not so many movie listings. Those have been going over on eBay, where this week I'm pleasantly surprised at the action so far on a batch of 1985 prints of 1920's and 30's movie and theatre stars done by Ben Solowey. They look like they'd frame great, so be sure to have a look at my auctions if that's something that interests you. Tonight there are some movie star postcards from the 1910's-30's going up at auction to end next week.
My highlighted item on eBay this week is actually not a movie item, but has enough general appeal that I'll make a quick mention of it over here -- May 29, 1943 Saturday Evening Post, complete issue with Rosie the Riveter cover by Norman Rockwell. Here's that one if you're interested, or just curious.
I've decided to try out some listings over on iOffer just to see if anything happens with them. I mention that as much for other sellers as I do for shoppers, because I spent a few dollars over there on some DVR's and figured if I was spending a little money on the site then some others had to be spending some too! So far I haven't had any sales, but I've only had listings up for a week or so. It costs nothing to try, so why not give it a shot!
Here's my blog posting on iOffer in case you missed it and wanted to read more.
As for the site updates, I've now got the new header on all of the profiles ranging alphabetically from Arbuckle through Lugosi, in other words, about halfway done. The benefit of this is that you can move directly from one profile to the next on pages where the menu is already in place. After I finish up the profiles I'm going to work on the movie card and collectible pages and add some of those key pages in the header so you can get the same effect. I've also been cleaning up the markup behind most of the pages I've been editing, so hopefully they'll load a little faster for you now.
That's about all of the news and notes I have, on to the new features:
1939 Mars Confections Trading Cards
New! Photo ID Guide
For some reason whenever I come across a card from this somewhat bizarre set, it's always Will Hay, you ever notice that? And, of course, when I picked up a batch, there was Hay, but at least there were some other big stars for me to sort through: Clark Gable, William Powell, Joan Crawford, Myrna Loy, W.C. Fields, and Laurel and Hardy, who are shown at the right.
I've included all of the cards that I acquired in the Photo ID Guide. These have also been put up for sale on eBay, some have already sold at auction, the others remain for sale in my eBay Store.
And here's the 1939 Mars Photo ID Guide ...
1936 Ardath "Who is This?" Tobacco Cards
New! Photo ID Guide
This has long been one of my favorite sets, but I could never pick one up at a good price until now. I had a little fun sorting through them and guessing the stars without cheating by flipping them over and reading the names on the backs. Most of them are pretty easy, but I did get stumped on most of the lesser known British stars. I put Ginger Rogers on display at the right because I thought she was one of the more recognizable faces when I was looking through the set.
The entire 50-card set is shown in the Photo ID Guide. These have also been put up for sale on eBay, some have already sold at auction, the others remain for sale in my eBay Store.
And here's the entire Ardath Who Is This? set ...
by Susan M. Kelly
Great Literary Detectives Series II: Ellery Queen
Tall, handsome and charming, Ralph Bellamy had all the characteristics of the typical Hollywood leading man, yet he found himself making a career out of supporting roles. He had a rare turn in the title role when he took on the redoubtable Ellery Queen in a series of B movies in the early 40's.
Read Susan's entire Ralph Bellamy piece here --
Susan M. Kelly is a freelance writer who lives and works in Dunellen, New Jersey.
That's it for now, but I'll be back with the issue sooner than usual assuming I can get it out on schedule next month. (That'd be on the 15th of the month!).
Next issue should feature another early profile from Tammy Stone in her Silent Collection, plus I know I'll have at least one, and likely more, new Photo ID Guides to share -- the cards are sitting on my desk, but I haven't gotten to them yet.
Everybody over here enjoy their birds on Thursday, Happy Thanksgiving, and I'll talk to you all again come mid-December --