Wenesti Asta Nielsen

Issuing Company: Wenesti
Country of Issue: Germany (Berlin)
Year of Issue: mid 1920s
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: 210 cards in 4 series (I, III, VI, VII)
Card Size: 1 9/16" x 2 3/16" (4 x 5.5 cm)
Issued as insert with what product: Cigarettes

Notes: Along with other film stars such as Ossi Oswalda (Lypstadt), Lucy Doraine (Zuban), Elsa Kruger (Jasmatzi) and Emil Jannings (also Wenesti), Asta Nielsen had a cigarette named after her. 4 series, each covering a single film, have been recorded. This is potentially one of the earliest German series issued after the First World War, as the films were released between 1913 and 1921. Although the date is not known, German collector Nick Bolton suspects it came out at the same time as the Wenesti Emil Jannings series, which was issued around 1925. Backs are blank and no albums were issued.

Thanks to Nick Bolton for help with this checklist.

As each series covers only one film, cards are not individually listed.

I. Serie: "Hamlet" (1921) (50 cards)
III. Serie: "Engelein" (1913) (60 cards)
VI. Serie: "Tochter der Landstrasse" (1914) (50 cards)
VII. Serie: "Jugend und Tollheit" (1913) (50 cards)

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