Issuing Company: F.P.F. Ltd.|
Country of Issue: England
Year of Issue: Early 1950s to 1960
Number of Cards in Set: 260
Card Size: 1 1/8" x 1 3/4"
Issued as insert with what product: Unknown
Notes: Checklist Incomplete. Cards are blank-backed. Unnumbered. These all say "Greetings" on the front, although there is not really a set title on the cards. Cards from this set and the Greetings Film Stars, Bathing Suits set are often found together.
Note: Greetings cards can also be found in two larger sizes, including half-postcard (2 3/4" x 3 1/2") and postcard sized. According to a knowledgeable British collector, these were originally sold through a London company called F.P.F. Ltd. from the early 1950s to the beginning of the 1960s. The cards were advertised for sale in UK film magazines. The same images were not always featured on all 3 sizes. While there were 260 small cards issued, there were over 600 Greetings postcards issued.
There are differing levels of scarceness for these cards, probably because these cards were issued over several years with different cards being pulled and new ones added as the years passed and the fame of the stars changed. There are also minor text variations for some of the cards.
Yvonne De Carlo
Mario Lanza (light suit)
Mario Lanza (dark suit)
Robert Mitchum (wearing tie)
Robert Mitchum (no tie)
Audie Murphy (checked shirt)
Audie Murphy (scarf)
Debbie Reynolds (bathing suit)
Debbie Reynolds (head shot)
Dale Robertson (dark suit-white shirt)
Dale Robertson (striped shirt-black collar)
Richard Todd (head and shoulders)
Richard Todd (view to waist)
Mamie Van Doren
Frankie Vaughan (hands showing)
Frankie Vaughan (no hands showing)
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