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1922 Max B. Sheffer Card Co. Movie Stars Postcard Set (50)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $940.00
Unusual complete set of fifty different real-photo postcards dating from the “golden age” of silent film, featuring many of the era’s greatest actors, actresses, and comedians, including Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Rudolph Valentino, Will Rogers, and Gloria Swanson. Each card in the set, issued in 1922 by the Max B. Sheffer Card Co. of Chicago (as noted on the reverse), features a single actor or actress in character from his or her most recent film (with the exception of one card featuring an actress and actor together). Each of the performers is identified in print along the base along with his or her character’s name, the film’s title, and the respective movie studio. This is a scarce and exceptionally high quality set. The fifty stars featured here are Art Accord, Mabel Ballin, Wesley Barry, Richard Barthelmess, Monte Blue, Betty Blythe, Irene Castle, Helene Chadwick, Charles Chaplin (two cards, one from Pay Day and the other from The Idle Class), Betty Compson & Theodore Koslof, Jackie Coogan , Dorothy Dalton, Viola Dana, Bebe Daniels , Grace Darmond, Marion Davies , Priscilla Dean, Miss Dupont, Maude George, Hoot Gibson , Dorothy Gish , William S. Hart , Thomas Jefferson, Buster Keaton , Lila Lee, Harold Lloyd , Louise Lorraine, Bert Lytell, Katherine MacDonald, Frank Mayo, Mary Minter, Mae Murray, Harry Myers, Conrad Nagel, Pola Negri , Mabel Normand , Mary Philbin , Charles Ray, Wallace Reid, Theodore Roberts, Will Rogers , Gloria Swanson , Anita Stewart, Constance Talmadge , Norma Talmadge, Alice Terry, Rudolph Valentino , Erich Von Stroheim , and Gladys Walton. The cards (3.25 x 5.5 inches) have never been mailed and range in grade from Ex to NM, averaging Ex-Mt. This is a fascinating set that has appeal to both Hollywood and nonsport-card collectors alike, dating from the early 1920s, an era with few card issues of such exceptional high quality. Total: 50 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $940.00
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