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Witness the transition from the silent film era to “talkies” with this intriguing movie star card collection. Offered are (4) 1920s-1930s collector’s albums, each filled out via paste in method with complete/near sets of cards. Issued in America and Germany, this glamorous compilation is populated by the brightest stars of the day. Featured are:
1920s Album of Stars of the Moving Picture Screen with complete set of (120) cards, album projects (VG), cards present in an agreeable range of (VG to EX-MT), keys are Lionel Barrymore, Harry Carey, Irene Castle, Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Priscilla Dean, “Hoot” Gibson, Sessue Hayakawa, “Buster” Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Tom Mix, Pola Negri, “Snub” Pollard, Will Rogers and Gloria Swanson, also includes the original mailer in (FR) condition with 1923 Tennessee postmark on reverse
1933 Salem Gold-Film-Bilder Album 1 with (180) card set that appears to be complete as there are no indications of missing pages, album cover is bright and very appealing with original string binding, rating a solid (VG-EX) designation with deference to a small bit of sticker residue on the front that does not affect the graphics, (180) cards range (VG to EX-MT) with white borders, card pages are interspersed with (4) very attractive full page film scenes including one with Peter Lorre (titles are in German language), key cards are (2) Lilian Harvey, (2) Willy Fritsch, (2) Greta Garbo, (2) Ramon Navarro, Constance Bennett, Leni Riefenstahl, Adolphe Menjou, Carole Lombard, (2) Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, (2) Emil Jannings, (2) Jeanette McDonald, Clark Gable, (2) Maurice Chevalier, (2) Hans Albers, Harold Lloyd, “Buster” Keaton, Mary Pickford, Conrad Veidt, “Hoot” Gibson, Robert Montgomery, Duncan Renaldo, Gloria Swanson, Tom Mix, Douglas Fairbanks, Claudette Colbert, Warner Oland, William Powell, Jean Arthur and Warner Baxter
1933 Salem Gold-Film-Bilder Album 2 with (270) card set that appears to be complete as there are no indications of missing pages, cover is (GD-VG) with original string binding attached, cards are very attractive ranging as (EX-MT to NM-MT) with 10% lesser including (2) cards with surface loss, one of which is so severe the subject cannot be determined, as is the case in album 1 , this album is interspersed with (4) full page film scenes including Greta Garbo/Ramon Navarro, Buster Keaton/George Davisas and Jeanette McDonald/Maurice Chevalier (titles are in German language), key cards are (1 to 3 different of each listed) Dolly Haas, Hans Albers, Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Ronald Coleman, Fredric March,Willy Fritsch, Leni Riefenstahl, Dolores Del Rio, Ramon Navarro, Clara Bow, Greta Garbo, Robert Montgomery, Lilian Harvey, Myrna Loy, Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette McDonald, Paul Muni, Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino, Charles Boyer, “Buster” Keaton, Tallulah Bankhead, Lon Chaney and Una Merkel
1934 Caid Film Bilder Album 1 with near set of (335/360) cards, album remains colorful and appealing, however it has been repaired on the front with clear tape, also there is writing inside the front cover and a half sheet of foreign paper has been adhered to the inside of the back cover, one page of twenty-four cards is absent along with card #293, the balance of (335) cards present handsomely in average grades of (EX to NM), keys are (2 to 8 different of each listed, unless noted) Hans Albers, Willy Fritsch, Great Garbo, Conrad Veidt, Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Maurice Chevalier, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable (1) and Wallace Beery (1)