Thank you to Amit Benyovits for his additions to our 1930s Movie Star Premiums with Cream Colored Borders Photo ID Guide and to Peter Conole for his contributions to the Freddie Bartholomew biography including a good deal of details on Freddie’s ancestry and early pre-American career.
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Paul van Yperen of the European Film Star Postcards blog introduces us to Fern Andra, Heinrich Ross of Ross Verlag, Alex Binder and Aterlier Binder, and others in his look at early European cinema stars and collecting European film star post cards between the wars.
Note: A very special thanks to collector Amit Benyovits who contacted me with the images included in this guide and granted me his permission to use them. Amit also aided in gathering the other resources linked to on this page. The cover of Amit’s album. The inside pages are shown at the bottom of this […]
The Immortal Archives for October 11 celebrates birthdays of Lowell Sherman, Gladys Lloyd, Mickey Daniels and others. Plus TCM picks for the day and a Retro Gallery featuring E123 American Caramel Trading Cards.
About E123 American Caramel Movie Star Trading Cards The E123 in the title is an American Card Catalog (A.C.C.) designation from Jefferson Burdick. The “E” stands for Early Candy and Gum cards. Text on back refers to both an 80 and a 120 card set. The 120 card set includes additional cards numbering 121-140. Our […]
About the Caramelos Estampas de Cine Paper Stock Cards Another gallery and checklist courtesy of contributor Amit Benyovits. Amit comments on the irregular shape of these cards, suspecting that they may have been hand cut from larger sheets. He also adds that they are of a medium type paper stock–not too thin, but not an […]
Here’s another great find courtesy of our friend Amit Benyovits. This set of 30 small cards comes out of Barcelona, Spain sometime around the 1931 release of the Chaplin classic City Lights. Issued by Eduardo Pi, a chocolates and cocoa company, the backs clearly note the size of the set with the text Las luces […]
About the Massilia Color Toned Film Stars Special thanks to Amit Benyovits who has contributed all images and information from his collection (Email Amit). Issued by Massilia confectionary in France. 84 known cards. Oversized at 4″ X 5-3/4″. High quality card stock. Vibrant color-toned images on front with plain white backs. A small Massilia logo […]
All scans courtesy of Amit Benyovits. Issued by Girls’ Mirror Magazine out of Great Britain, circa 1934. 144 Stamps to Set. Each stamp measures approximately 1-1/2″ X 2-1/8 inches. Issued with Album. 8 stamps to a page (sample page below main gallery). No date, but several clues. Many stars who didn’t get started/make impact on […]
I had previously last seen these sometime prior to 2007 and have cobbled this checklist together from those and a larger 2011 purchase that brings the total count to 23 31* known film stars in this set. My best guess is that this isn’t all of them, but I’ll just have to keep on buying […]