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MOST OF THE POSTCARDS BEING OFFERED FOR SALE ARE FROM THE BRITISH "PICTUREGOER", "GREETINGS" AND "PEOPLE" MOVIE STAR SERIES.

  • The "Picturegoer" film magazine published this British series of postcards from its headquarters in London.
  • The cards were produced from 1921 and continued until the magazine ceased publication in April 1960.
  • Over 6500 real photograph postcards were issued featuring over 2000    actors and actresses.
  • Although devoted mainly to film stars, cards were also issued relating to musicians, theatrical stars, pop stars and film scenes.
  • The postcards were issued in series, the first one, which ran to over 1400 cards, did not have any kind of prefix letter. Groups of several poses of the same star were sometimes published in this series and were identified with an alphabetical suffix (e.g. James Cagney had cards published numbered 655, 655a, 655b and 655c, which depicted 4 different images of the star).
  • Subsequent series were given a prefix letter with the majority of images  being in sepia tone (e.g. "W" for those issued in the 1940's, "D" for the 1950's and "S" for the last series issued up to 1960).
  • The "K" series was devoted to cameo portraits and the "P" series to film partners(e.g. P278 Bette Davis and George Brent).
  • The "K" and "P" series were issued in b/w and coloured versions.The coloured versions were given the prefixes "KC" and "PC" but the poses were identical to the b/w versions.
  • The "C" series, known as the Colourgraph Series, was devoted entirely to handcoloured images.
  • The "FS" series related exclusively to film scenes (with many devoted to Shirley Temple).

WE ALSO STOCK A SELECTION OF OTHER EUROPEAN CARDS ETC.

Cards offered reflect stock held at the date of enquiry. For this reason, all cards are offered subject to being unsold. Owing to scarcity, normally only one copy of each card is available. Items offered at auction as well.

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