Victorian Premium Suburban Film Stars - Name on Front

Issuing Company: Various
Country of Issue: Australia
Year of Issue: 1920s
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size: 1 5/8" x 3 1/8"
Issued as insert with what product:

Notes: Checklist may not be complete. Unnumbered. These cards were issued by many different issuers in Australia, probably mostly mom and pop stores, and can be found with many different back advertisements as a result. The name of the movie star is shown on the front in the bottom part of the picture frame.

The cards contained a tab at the bottom that was meant to be cut off the card and returned for some sort of prize. The prize was earned when you accumulated 50 or 60 coupons and turned them in. Because of these prize offers, cards can now be found with or without the bottom tab, usually without.

Australian collectors have given these cards a generic name of Victorian Premium Suburban, to indicate the part of Australia where they were issued, that they contained a premium offer, and that they were issued in the suburbs of Australia.

A similar set was also issued which contained only a picture of the movie star on the front, with the movie star's name on the back.

Eric Panther (President of the Australian Cartophilic Society) wrote a great article about this set for the Australian Cartophilic Society magazine and has kindly agreed to let me reproduce it here. Click the picture above to read the article.

Thanks to Eric Panther for help with this checklist.

Constance Binney
Charlie Chaplin
Viola Dana
Dorothy Devore
Ivy Duke
Isobel Elsom
Harrison Ford
Corinne Griffith
Neil Hamilton
Jack Holt
Pola Negri
Ramon Novarro

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