Leather Film Stars

Issuing Company:
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1912
Color/B&W:
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size: 2" x 2 5/8"
Issued as insert with what product: Cigarettes

Notes: Checklist incomplete. Unnumbered.

According to the American Card Catalog (ACC), the cards made out of leather were issued in about 1912. At about that time, cigarette card issues were winding down and the tobacco companies were trying other things to lure customers to their brands, including leather, cloth, and felt inserts instead of traditional cardboard inserts. There were two different leather movie star sets issued, the standard rectangular issue and a larger premium issue shaped like an animal hide with a movie star picture in the middle. The ACC number for the rectangular issue is L56 and for the larger premium issue is L8.

The photos from this set were taken from xerox copies, so the actual coloring of these stamps will look different from the scans. Thanks to Bob Richardson for providing the information to start this checklist.


Rectangular Leathers

Margarita Fischer - Beauty Films
Mary Fuller - Universal
Leona Hutton - Kay-Bee, Broncho & Domino
Harry Myers - Universal
Charles E. Ray - Kay-Bee, Broncho & Domino
Mack Sennett - Managing Director Keystone Comedies
Ford Sterling - Keystone Comedies
Anita Stewart - Vitagraph
Edith Storey - Vitagraph
Wallie Van - Vitagraph
Lillian Walker - Vitagraph Players

Large Hide Shaped Leathers

Gertrude Vanderbilt


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