Department Stores: Schiff / Tietz Film Scenes

Issuing Company: Department Stores: Schiff / Tietz
Country of Issue: Germany
Year of Issue: 1931/32
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: 13 Series (A-M) x 10 cards = 130 cards
Card Size: 2 3/8" x 3 9/16"
Issued as insert with what product: Department Stores

Notes: Issued at the same time as the other "Department Stores etc." series "Serienbilder aus Film und Sport", here in 13 series (A-M) of 10 cards and no album. Each series dealt with a single film from the years 1931 or 1932. Cards were issued by the two department stores Schiff and Tietz (or "Herz-Tietz"). Note: One year later in 1933, the Nazis confiscated Tietz from the Jewish owners, and the store was renamed "Hertie" (after Hermann Tietz). It went on to become one of Germany's largest and most successful chain of department stores, before being sold and renamed in 1994.

Up to now, no cards have been seen from series H and I, although H is mentioned on the back of a few cards. According to backs, 20 new cards (2 series x 10) were issued each month.

Thanks to Nick Bolton for help with this checklist.

There are 10 cards showing film scenes for each series listed below.

Series A: "Der Kongress tanzt" (1931)
Series B: "Melodie der Liebe" (1932)
Series C: "Holzapfel weiss alles" (1932)
Series D: "Gitta entdeckt ihr Herz" (1932)
Series E: "Der Stolz der 3. Kompagnie" (1931)
Series F: "Ein toller Einfall" (1932)
Series G: "Teilnehmer antwortet nicht" (1932)
Series H: "Die Galavorstellung der Fratellinis" (1932) (Note: No cards seen, but title mentioned on the back of a few cards)
Series I: ? (Note: No cards seen, series and/or title not even mentioned on card backs)
Series J: "Der Racher des Tong" (1932) (Hollywood movie "The Hatchet Man", with Edward G. Robinson and Loretta Young)
Series K: "Ich will nicht wissen wer du bist" (1932)
Series L: "Ich bin ja so verliebt" (1932)
Series M: "Die Dreigroschenoper" (1931)

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