ANONYMOUS FILM STARS (Borders Like E123)

Issuing Company: Anonymous
Country of Issue: Canada
Year of Issue: 1920s
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size: 1 11/16" x 2 3/4"
Issued as insert with what product:

Notes: Checklist incomplete. Blank-backed. I got these cards from Canada, so that's probably where they were issued. These cards have borders like one of the styles for the E123 American Caramel set. The E123 set used several different border styles, while this set only uses one of those styles for all the cards in the set. The pictures and stars are different from E123 and the cards from this set are slightly smaller than E123 cards.

An interesting card in this set was card #54 Bess Dean. That card has the name of Florence Billings (who is on card #53, the previous card) beneath Bess Dean's name. It was a sloppy design job, and there are other examples of sloppiness in the design of the cards in this set.

My personal opinion about this set is that the makers probably stole the border design from the E123 set and threw this set together quickly and cheaply. Since they were in Canada and they didn't put their company name on the cards, they probably figured they would avoid getting into trouble for stealing the design. The Bess Dean card is a good example of this, in that a mistake was made in the design of this card and they didn't take the time to correct it properly, but instead just did a quick fix.

Thanks to Bob Richardson for helping with this checklist.

2. Eugene O'Brien
3. Clara Kimball Young
6. Olive Tell
7. Elaine Hammerstein
8. Fannie Ward
9. Douglas Fairbanks
10. Jackie Saunders
11. Dustin Farnum
12. Snub Pollard
13. Besse Love
14. William S. Hart
15. Kathlyn Williams
19. Will Rogers
22. Geraldine Farrar
23. Viola Dana
24. Pola Negri
25. Helen Hunt
26. Joe Ryan
27. Tom Mix
28. Marjorie Rambeau
29. Anne Sears
30. Jack Pickford
31. Doris Kenyon
32. Hazel Dawn
33. Ruth Clifford
34. Pearl White
35. May Allison
36. Norma Talmadge
37. June Eldridge
38. Antonio Moreno
39. Warren Kerregan
40. Alice Brady
48. Dickie Man
49. Myra Cunard
51. Theda Bara
53. Florence Billings
54. Bess Dean
55. Jobyna Ralston
56. Alma Rubens
57. Bebe Daniels
58. Madge Kennedy
59. Ben Wilson
60. William Russell
61. Pauline Curley
63. Jean Paige
65. Grace Darling
67. Owen Moore
68. June Caprice
69. Pauline Frederick
70. Marc MacDermott
71. Bessie Barriscale
72. Hope Hampton
73. Herbert Rawlinson
75. Mollie King
76. Elsie Ferguson
77. Bryant Washburn
78. Crane Wilbur
81. Marie Shortwell
82. Conway Tearle
83. Jack Sherill
84. Gloria Swanson
85. Bert Lytell
86. Corrine Griffith
87. Ethel Clayton
88. Gladys Brockwell
89. Madlaine Traverse
90. Mabel Normand
91. Larry Semon
92. Mary Miles Minter
93. Douglas McLean
94. Dolores Cassinelli
95. Thomas Meighan
96. William Duncan

Earle Williams (unknown number-possibly unnumbered)


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