My Weekly Studio Portrait Cards

Issuing Company:
Country of Issue: England
Year of Issue: 1930s
Color/B&W: Two sets - one color and one brown tone
Number of Cards in Set: 6 in each set
Card Size:
Issued as insert with what product: Magazine

Notes: Two series of 6 cards were issued with My Weekly – ‘the Paper for every woman.’ Date of issue unknown. Cards were issued in slim paper wallets with the series title and company logo on the front. The cards themselves are slightly larger than postcards, produced on a quality art paper and issued with blank backs. They are artist drawn portraits in either brown ink or pastel colours.

The wallets for the colour portraits are slightly larger, as are the cards, and the stars are identified with their signatures printed under their portrait. Stars in this series have been paired up - sometimes a couple portrait and other cards with two separate images composing one card.

The brown portrait cards are smaller in size and the stars are not identified at all on the cards. These are all single star portraits. (The previous owner has written the names of the stars on the front, thus ensuring easy identification of the stars.)

Thanks to Richard Minns for providing the information for this checklist.

Brown Studio Portrait Cards

John Boles
Nancy Carroll
Maurice Chevalier
Gary Cooper
Greta Garbo
Jeanette Macdonald

Color Studio Portrait Cards

Constance Bennett – Joan Crawford
Joan Bennett with Lew Ayres
Virginia Cherrill – Elissa Landi
Charles Farrell with Janet Gaynor
Ann Harding – Helen Twelvetrees
Robert Montgomery – Greta Garbo

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