Kosmos Filmsterne (Large)

Issuing Company: Kosmos
Country of Issue: Germany (Dresden)
Year of Issue: 1937
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: 6
Card Size: 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Issued as insert with what product: Cigarettes

Notes: A numbered set of 6 cards, designed for framing and hanging on the wall. Cards often found with pinholes in them! Backs of 1 and 2 look forward to Shirley Temple's upcoming birthday (23 April 1938) and refer to her learning Mandarin for her last film, which was "Stowaway", which came out in 1936. Peter Bosse’s latest film mentioned on the back of number 4 was "Mutterlied", which came out in 1937, so that year is probably a safe bet. Note: There is no advertising for Kosmos on the cards, so they are difficult to identify! The "Luxor Bilderdienst" mentioned on the back was a card service used by Kosmos for all their later issues.

Thanks to Nick Bolton for help with this checklist.

1. Shirley Temple
2. Shirley Temple
3. Traudl Stark
4. Peter Bosse
5. Heinz Ruhmann
6. Paula Wessely

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