Film Stars and Animals Strip Cards

Issuing Company: Unknown
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1928
Color/B&W: multiple two-tone color combinations
Number of Cards in Set: 64
Card Size: 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Issued as insert with what product: Issued in strips of 8

Notes: Checklist probably complete. Blank-backed. These cards show a movie star and an animal. I have seen an uncut strip of these and there are 8 cards in one long strip, with the cards located from top to bottom in the strip. It is likely that most of these cards can be found in different color combinations.

Date info: Lon Chaney is shown in his vampire makeup from the 1927 movie "London After Midnight," so these cards must have been issued in 1927 or later. I am placing a 1928 date on them, though this could be off by a year or two.

The checklist below will be presented in two ways. First will be a list of all stars seen. Then will be a list of possible combinations of 8 cards seen on a particular strip.

Thanks to David York, Doug Larson, Roxanne Toser, and Marlin Toser for help with this checklist.

George Arliss - Wood Chuck
John Barrymore - Antelope
Buzz Barton - Fennec Fox
Rex Bell - Ibex
John Boles - Opposum
William Boyd - Gnu
Joe E. Brown - Ant Eater
Harry Carey - Rabbit
Lon Chaney - Gray Squirrel
Charley Chaplin - Rhinoceros
Chester Conklin - Big Horn Sheep
Gary Cooper - Cheetah
Bob Curwood - Rhinoceros
Bob Custer - Jerboa
Karl Dane, Geo. K. Arthur - Porcupine
Mickey Daniels in Our Gang - Marmot
Roy D'Arcy - Ocelot
Wm. Desmond - Chinchilla
Wm. Desmond - Seal
Jack Donovan - Cougar
Wm. Fairbanks - Buffalo
Frank Fay - Wolf
Robert Frazer - Prong Horn Antelope
Hoot Gibson - Lioness
Hoot Gibson - Polar Bear
John Gilbert - Sheep
Fred Gilman - Brown Bear
Lloyd Hamilton - Wild Boar
Wm. S. Hart - Hartebeest
Jack Holt - Racoon
Newton House - Musk Ox
Fred Humes - Rocky Mountain Goat
Buster Keaton - Wild Horse
Buck Jones - Baboon
Lupino Lane - Moose
Rex Lease - Fox
George Lewis - Civet
Harold Lloyd - Malayan Tapir
Theodore Lorch - Beaver
Ken Maynard - Eland
Ken Maynard - Giraffe
Tim McCoy - Llama
Frances McDonald - Otter
Mickey Spanola - Gazelle
Tom Mix - Leopard
Tom Mix - Tiger
Conrad Nagel - Kangaroo
Geo. O'Brien - Yak
Bud Osborne, Lola Todd - Australian Phalanger
Our Gang - Hippopotamus
Jack Padjan - Weasel
Jack Perrin - Lion
House Peters - Badger
Rin Tin Tin - Monkey
Will Rogers - Lynx
Buddy Roosevelt - Zebu
Tom Sanschie - Caribou
Bob Steele - Serval
Lee Tracy - Elephant
Glenn Tryon - Zebra
Ben Turpin - Camel
Tom Tyler - Deer
Wally Wales - Jackal
Ted Wells - Hyena

Possible Strip Combinations of Cards

Yellow Background Cards-orange print #1
Wm. Desmond - Seal
Wm. S. Hart - Hartebeest
Ken Maynard - Giraffe
Geo. O'Brien - Yak
Our Gang - Hippopotamus
Buddy Roosevelt - Zebu
Tom Sanschie - Aribou
Ted Wells - Hyena

Yellow Background Cards-orange print #2
Rex Bell - Ibex
Chester Conklin - Big Horn Sheep
Wm. Desmond - Chinchilla
Wm. Fairbanks - Buffalo
Fred Humes - Rocky Mountain Goat
Rex Lease - Fox
Tom Mix - Tiger
Ben Turpin - Camel

Yellow Background Cards-orange print #3
John Boles - Opposum
Mickey Daniels in Our Gang - Marmot
Newton House - Musk Ox
Buck Jones - Baboon
Harold Lloyd - Malayan Tapir
Tim McCoy - Llama
Frances McDonald - Otter
Wally Wales - Jackal

Yellow Background Cards-red print or Dark Blue Background Cards
Joe E. Brown - Ant Eater
Bob Custer - Jerboa
Rex Lease - Fox
Bud Osborne, Lola Todd - Australian Phalanger
Jack Perrin - Lion
House Peters - Badger
Bob Steele - Serval
Tom Tyler - Deer

Yellow Background Cards-brown print #1
Buzz Barton - Fennec Fox
Wm. Desmond - Seal
Hoot Gibson - Polar Bear
Fred Humes - Rocky Mountain Goat
Ken Maynard - Giraffe
Geo. O'Brien - Yak
Jack Padjan - Weasel
Ted Wells - Hyena

Yellow Background Cards-brown print #2
Buzz Barton - Fennec Fox
Bob Custer - Jerboa
Wm. Desmond - Chinchilla
Lloyd Hamilton - Wild Boar
Bud Osborne-Lola Todd - Australian Phalanger
Jack Perrin - Lion
Rin Tin Tin - Monkey
Tom Tyler - Deer

Orange Background Cards
Rex Bell - Ibex
Harry Carey - Rabbit
Chester Conklin - Big horn sheep
Bob Curwood - Rhinoceros
Wm. Fairbanks - Buffalo
Frank Fay - Wolf
Theodore Lorch - Beaver
Ben Turpin - Camel

Red Background Cards - black print
Lon Chaney - Gray Squirrel
Roy D'Arcy - Ocelot
Jack Donovan - Cougar
Hoot Gibson - Lioness
George Lewis - Civet
Tom Mix - Leopard
Conrad Nagel - Kangaroo
Lee Tracy - Elephant


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