Issuing Company:
Country of Issue: Yugoslavia
Year of Issue: 1950s
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: 96
Card Size: 1 3/4" x 2 1/4"; Album Size: 6 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Issued as insert with what product: Gum

Notes: An album was issued with this set - two different album covers seen. Two slightly different backs seen for cards from this set. It appears the company that issued this set was a smaller company that was taken over by a bigger company during the card promotion and changed the album a bit and the card backs to indicate the change of address.

Collector Daniel Kumermann sent me an interesting message about these cards, which I pass on here:

I collect everything that comes with and from gum, hence the interest in these cards. They were among the earliest items in my collection. My mother tongue being Czech I can up to a point understand Croatian, or as it was at the time of Yugoslavia called Serbocroatian.

The cards were produced by company that went by the name of Poljoprivredna zadruga. And the address is: Nerezisce, Isle of Brac, Yugoslavia (today's Croatia). The place name has several carons and accents - Nerežišće and the isle should be properly written as Brač. I do not know if your computer will display it. Most of these letters are part of Czech as well and so our computers are adapted accordingly. The gum's name was Favorit and it came in two colors - green and red. They had several other series of cards like for instance space research. I do not know in which color of wrapper the actors cards came. The company also produced gum called Champion with pictures of football (soccer) players.

The text on the back of the cards urges you to buy and collect complete series for which you can obtain an album from your seller and promises an unspecified practical gift if you manage the whole series.

There are some variations in cropping and reverse images that can be found with this set, probably found with the different backs for different printings of this set.

Thanks to Daniel Kumermann, Amit Benyovits, and Greg Graetz for help with this checklist.

1. Giovanna Ralli
2. Robert Wagner
3. Rita Moreno
4. Risso Roberto
5. Rita Gam
6. Audie Murphy
7. Vivien Leigh
8. Gordon Macrae
9. Silvana Mangano
10. Charles Laughton
11. Gina Lollobrigida
12. Lex Barker
13. Eleonor Parker
14. Rory Calhoun
15. Vera Miles
16. Terry Moore
17. Donna Reed
18. Dolores Michaels
19. Rock Hudson
20. Marilyn Monroe
21. Virginia Mayo
22. Frank Latimore
23. Kathryn Grayson
24. Mario Lanza
25. Grace Kelly
26. Piper Laurie
27. John Derek
28. Sophia Loren
29. Glynis Johns
30. Frank Sinatra
31. Susan Hayward
32. Leslie Howard
33. Susan Cabot
34. Elaine Stewart
35. Bing Crosby
36. Leslie Caron
37. Joan Collins
38. Glenn Ford
39. Jane Russell
40. John Wayne
41. Yul Brynner
42. Shirley McLaine
43. Alan Ladd
44. Shirley Yamaguchi
45. Dorothy Dandridge
46. Arturo De Cordova
47. Columbe Dominiquez
48. Faith Donerque
49. Ava Gardner
50. Cyd Charisse
51. William Holden
52. Jean Simmons
53. Jane Mansfield
54. Burt Lancaster
55. Lana Turner
56. Danny Kaye
57. Suzy Parker
58. Tony Curtis
59. Ann Blyth
60. Barbara Hale
61. Humphrey Bogart
62. Rita Hayworth
63. Fred Astaire
64. Barbara Rush
65. Moira Shearer
66. Robert Taylor
67. Ruth Leuwerik
68. Nikolic Mira
69. Gregory Peck
70. Julie Adams
71. Robert Mitchum
72. Jennifer Jones
73. Jeanne Crain
74. James Mason
75. Joan Evans
76. Dorothy Malone
77. Clark Gable
78. Adele Jergens
79. Kirk Douglas
80. Jean Peters
81. Mitzi Gaynor
82. Miletic Gordana
83. Boris Buzancic
84. Milena Dapcevic
85. Daniel Gelin
86. Metka Gabrijelcic
87. Jean Gabin
88. Virginia Leith
89. Martine Carol
90. Victor Mature
91. Nicole Courcel
92. Errol Flynn
93. Lili Gentle
94. James Cagney
95. Merry Anders
96. Gary Cooper

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