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.
Interpreting and Understanding Edward G. Robinson on Collecting
Interpreting and understanding Edward G. Robinson on collecting. Robinson, noted collector of fine art, offers several gems for collectors in his autobiography.
No More Freebies – Hollywood Stars Forced to Charge Fans for Photos Beginning 1929
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.
Roland Young’s Penguin Collection
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.