Dutch Unnumbered Studio Set 2 (Autografbilder)

Issuing Company: Unknown - Dutch Gum Card
Country of Issue: Sweden
Year of Issue: 1956
Color/B&W: Color
Number of Cards in Set: 100
Card Size: 1 7/8" x 2 11/16"
Issued as insert with what product: Gum

Notes: Blank-backed, no company name listed. This is an anonymous set without numbering. I gave it the name "Dutch Unnumbered Studio Set 2" because the cards all show the star's movie studio logo in the picture. These cards also show a copy of the star's autograph. The only exception is the Jane Powell card which has her name on the chair in which she is sitting. This set is known as Autografbilder in Sweden and The Netherlands.

This set was also issued by Kellogg's in some of their cereal boxes in Sweden at the same time the blank back cards were released. The Kellogg's cards had Kellogg's advertising on the backs.

Mikael Hoffsten reports that a 1996 Swedish movie called "Lilla Jönssonligan och Cornflakeskuppen" used this card set as a central theme in the movie. There is a series of Jönssonligan movies in Sweden, starting in 1981 and continuing to the present with the most recent one released in 2004. These movies are about a gang of good thieves. Most of the movies are about the gang as adults, but this film shows them when they were kids. The movie is set in the 1950s. In the movie, everybody is collecting these cards and the Jönssonligan gang has a plan to break into the factory and steal a lot of cards. In the movie, the Errol Flynn card is a rare card, though I don't believe it is a rare card in reality. One of the gang members wants to get the Errol Flynn card to give to a girl he likes. The leader of the gang, Charles-Ingvar Jönsson, is a genius and he has a very complicated plan to get the cards. Of course they succeed. There were two more movies made about the gang as kids, then the actors become too old. Mikael Hoffsten says that he has seen the movie and that a friend of his sold the cards used in the movie to the movie company that made the film.

Date info: Mike Davies sent me a scan of a card showing a date of November 1956 rubber stamped onto the back. It is likely that is the year when these cards began being issued though that is not conclusive evidence.

Thanks to Mikael Hoffsten and Mike Davies for help with this set.

Bud Abbott - Lou Costello
Edvin Adolphson
June Allyson
Harriet Andersson
Dana Andrews
Pier Angeli
Alice Babs
Lauren Bacall
Ingrid Bergman
Gunwer Bergquist
A. Björk
Humphrey Bogart - Warner Brothers
John Botvid
Marlon Brando
Gunnel Broström
Yvonne De Carlo
Margit Carlqvist
Sickan Carlsson
Leslie Caron
Jeff Chandler
Charles Chaplin - United Artists
Gary Cooper
Tony Curtis - United Artists
Arlene Dahl
Gus Dahlström
Doris Day
Kirk Douglas - Warner Brothers
Lars Ekborg
Vera Ellen
Errol Flynn - Warner Brothers
Clark Gable
Sven-Eric Gamble
Greta Garbo
Ava Gardner
Mitzi Gaynor
Stewart Granger
Cary Grant
Kathryn Grayson
Ann-Marie Gyllenspetz
Nisse Hallberg
Max Hansen
Signe Hasso
Susan Hayward
Van Heflin
Eva Henning
Anders Henriksson
Holger Höglund
Rock Hudson - United Artists
Ulla Jacobsson
Adolf Jahr
Stig Järrel
Van Johnson
Arne Källerud
Gene Kelly
Grace Kelly
Deborah Kerr
Alf Kjellin
Barbro Kollberg
Alan Ladd
Burt Lancaster
Piper Laurie
Vivien Leigh - Warner Brothers
Sven Lindberg
Gina Lollobrigida
Yvonne Lombard
Fred MacMurray
Victor Mature
Marilyn Monroe
Audie Murphy - United Artists
Stig Olin
Ulf Palme
Edvard Persson
Jean Peters - 20th Century-Fox
Nils Poppe
Jane Powell
Tyrone Power - 20th Century-Fox
Ginger Rogers
Ruth Roman
Jane Russell
Ulla Sallert
Randolph Scott
Jean Simmons
Frank Sinatra - United Artists
Red Skelton
James Stewart - Warner Brothers
Folke Sundquist
Elizabeth Taylor
Robert Taylor
Martha Thoren
Inga Tidblad
Spencer Tracy
Lana Turner
Gun Wållgren
John Wayne
Richard Widmark
Cornel Wilde
Esther Williams
Shelley Winters
Jane Wyman

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