Peerless White Set

Issuing Company: Peerless
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1938
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: (unnumbered)
Card Size: 1 1/8" x 2 3/8"
Issued as insert with what product: Came out of coin-operated weight machines

Notes: Checklist incomplete.

The main thing that stands out about this set is the bright white borders and white cardboard used for this set. The other Peerless sets use more of a grey cardboard. Other characteristics - they are in black and white, the picture of the star is in a rectangular box, the name of the star is in caps, with the studio below in mixed case italics. On the back, these cards contain a fortune on one side, "Collect Printicks of Movie Stars" on the other, and a space for a weight printout in the middle. There is a copyright line on the back that ends with Ptd. U.S.A.

There is a Canadian version of this set issued by Canadian Rhodes. The Canadian set has blue toned pictures on the fronts with green text on the backs.

There are 40 known cards in the Canadian set and 7 additional cards are known in the Peerless set. There are probably 50 in the Peerless set. As for the Canadian set, an eBay seller indicated that he thought that his batch of 40 was a complete set, so the Canadian set may be complete at 40, though it is possible that both sets contain 50 cards.

Exact year of issue not known. 20th Century-Fox was created in 1935, so this set had to be issued in that year or later. Based on the careers of the stars in the set, this set was probably issued in about 1938.

Known issuers: Generic - Collect Printicks of Movie Stars, also Canadian version by Can. Rhodes Mfg. Co.

Thanks to David York, Brian Horne, Keith Pennington, Amit Benyovits and Jim Daugherty for help with this checklist.


Peerless Version

Gregory Batoff - 20th Century-Fox
Joan Bennett - W. Wanger Productions, Inc.
Ben Bernie - 20th Century-Fox
Phyllis Brooks - 20th Century-Fox
Spring Byington
June Carlson
John Carradine - 20th Century-Fox
Jane Darwell - 20th Century-Fox
Joan Davis - 20th Century-Fox
Shirley Deane - 20th Century-Fox
Alan Dinehart
Brian Donlevy - 20th Century-Fox
Dixie Dunbar
Alice Faye - 20th Century-Fox
Virginia Field
Jean Hersholt - 20th Century-Fox
Henry Fonda
Douglas Fowley - 20th Century-Fox
Sonja Henie - 20th Century-Fox
Allan Lane - 20th Century-Fox
Robert Lowery - 20th Century-Fox
Anthony Martin - 20th Century-Fox
Tyrone Power - 20th Century-Fox
Leah Ray
Bill Robinson - 20th Century-Fox
Michael Whalen
Walter Winchell
Loretta Young - 20th Century-Fox


Canadian Rhodes Version

Don Ameche - 20th Century-Fox
Germaine Aussey - 20th Century-Fox
Joan Bennett - W. Wanger Productions, Inc.
Ben Bernie - 20th Century-Fox
Charles Boyer - W. Wanger Productions, Inc.
Phyllis Brooks - 20th Century-Fox
Spring Byington - 20th Century-Fox
June Carlson - 20th Century-Fox
John Carradine - 20th Century-Fox
Madeleine Carroll - W. Wanger Productions, Inc.
Jane Darwell - 20th Century-Fox
Alan Dinehart - 20th Century-Fox
Brian Donlevy - 20th Century-Fox
Dixie Dunbar - 20th Century-Fox
Helen Erickson - 20th Century-Fox
George Ernest - 20th Century-Fox
Alice Faye - 20th Century-Fox
Jack Haley - 20th Century-Fox
Sonja Henie - 20th Century-Fox
Jean Hersholt - 20th Century-Fox
Henry Fonda - W. Wanger Productions, Inc.
Robert Kent - 20th Century-Fox
Keye Luke - 20th Century-Fox
William Mahan - 20th Century-Fox
Anthony Martin - 20th Century-Fox
Warner Oland - 20th Century-Fox
Tyrone Power - 20th Century-Fox
Jed Prouty - 20th Century-Fox
Gregory Ratoff - 20th Century-Fox
Leah Ray - 20th Century-Fox
Florence Roberts - 20th Century-Fox
Bill Robinson - 20th Century-Fox
Simone Simon - 20th Century-Fox
June Storey - 20th Century-Fox
Sylvia Sydney - W. Wanger Productions, Inc.
Charles Tannen - 20th Century-Fox
Helen Westley - 20th Century-Fox
Michael Whalen - 20th Century-Fox
Walter Winchell - 20th Century-Fox
Loretta Young - 20th Century-Fox


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