Postcards

In addition to stills, posters and lobby cards, there are a variety of Lon Chaney memorabilia items available for hardcore collectors.

Lobby cards or other advertisements were often used in the teens and 20s to advertise upcoming films

In the 1920s and 30’s many cigarette companies offered collector photos in each pack of cigarettes.

1924 Lon Chaney Hunchback of Notre Dame Abbey Cinema Post Card
Issuing Company: Abbey Cinema
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1924
Color/B&W: B&W
Card Size: 3 ½” x 5 ½”
Back: Advertising
Issued as insert with what product: Postcard, Cinema Theatre

Key Visual Points of Distinctions
Tweed Cap (get exact style)
Polka Dot Tie
Jacket with white collar shirt
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Year of Issue: 1925
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1927-1928 Lon Chaney Bruckmann Verleih #1236/1 Postcard
Issuing Company: Bruckmann Verleih
Country of Issue: Berlin, Germany
Year of Issue: 1927-1928
Color/B&W: Sepia Tone
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: 1236/1
Card Size:
Back: Postcard Back
Issued as insert with what product: Postcard
Notes: Cataloged as part of the Ross Verlag archive as postcard #1236/1.

1925 Unholy Three “LC-6” Card
Issuing Company: Unknown
Country of Issue: Unknown
Year of Issue: 1925
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: Unknown
Card Size: 1 ¾” x 2 ½”
Back: Blank
Issued with what product: Unknown

1920-1929 Biblioteca Films Lon Chaney Card
Issuing Company: Titulo De La Supremacia
Country of Issue: Spain
Year of Issue: 1920-1929
Color/B&W: Red Tint
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: Not Numbered
Card Size:3 ¾” x 5 ⅝”
Back: Blank Backed
(Note: Currently graded by PSA)
(211)

1920-1929 Biblioteca Films Lon Chaney Card
Issuing Company: Titulo De La Supremacia
Country of Issue: Spain
Year of Issue: 1920-1929
Color/B&W: Red Tint
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: Not Numbered
Card Size:3 ¾” x 5 ⅝”
Back: Blank Backed
(Note: Currently graded by PSA)
(211)

1927-1928 “142 LC” Postcard
Issuing Company: Unknown
Country of Issue: United States
Year of Issue: 1927-1928
Color/B&W: Black & White
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: #142
Card Size: 3 3/8”x 5 3/8”
Back: Postcard back
Note: Uses Ross Verlag Image #1526/1

1925 “NS Studio” Script Postcard
Issuing Company: NS Studio
Country of Issue: United States
Year of Issue: 1925
Color/B&W: Brown Sepia tone
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: Not Numbered
Card Size: 3 1/4”x 5 1/4”
Back: Postcard back
Note: Script Lon Chaney on Bottom

1927-1928 Dancers & Fratini Firenze Publishing House #652 Postcard
Issuing Company: Dancers & Fratini Firenze Publishing House
Country of Issue: Italy
Year of Issue: 1927-1928
Color/B&W: Black & White
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: #652
Card Size: 3 3/8”x 5 3/8”
Back: Postcard back
Note: Printed on reverse, “Casa Editrice Ballerini & Fratini Firenze (81) which translates to: Dancers & Fratini Firenze Publishing House (81)

1925 Lon Chaney Metro “Blue Tint Script” Postcard
Issuing Company: Metro Studio
Country of Issue: United States
Year of Issue: 1925
Color/B&W: Blue
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: Not Numbered
Card Size: 3 1/4”x 5 1/4”
Back: Post Card Back
Note: Reverse reads, “Not To Be Used In Exhibit Machines”

1927-28 Lon Chaney Metro “Green Tint Script” Postcard
Issuing Company: Metro Studio
Country of Issue: United States
Year of Issue: 1927-1928
Color/B&W: Green
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: Not Numbered
Card Size: 3 1/4”x 5 1/4”
Back: Post Card Back
Note: Reverse reads, “Not To Be Used In Exhibit Machines”

1925 Lon Chaney Lon Chaney” Yellow Tint Script” Postcard
Issuing Company: Unknown
Country of Issue: United States
Year of Issue: 1925
Color/B&W: Yellow
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: Not Numbered
Card Size: 3 1/4”x 5 1/4”
Back: Post Card Back
Note: Reverse reads, “Not To Be Used In Exhibit Machines”

1927-28 Lon Chaney Czech Postcard
Issuing Company: Nakl M. Brandove
Country of Issue: Czechoslovakia
Year of Issue: 1927-1928
Color/B&W: Sepia Toned
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: Not Numbered
Card Size: 3 1/4”x 5 1/4”
Back: Post Card Back
Note: Reverse reads, Nakl M. Brandove Praha Perstyn

1927-1928 Lon Chaney Amag #396 Postcard
Issuing Company: Iris Verlag
Country of Issue: Germany
Year of Issue: 1927-1928
Color/B&W: Sepia
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: #396
Card Size: 3 ½” 5 ½”
Back: Postcard with Amag stamped in lower left corner.
Uses the Ross Verlag 1894/1 Pose.
(220)
Ross Verlad Image 1894/1

1927-1929 Lon Chaney Ruskin Studio Ross Verlag Postcard
Issuing Company: Ruskin Studio
Country of Issue: London, England
Year of Issue: 1927-1929
Color/B&W: Sepia
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: #396
Card Size: 3 ½” 5 ½”
Back: Postcard with 1929 cancelled stamp

1925 Lon Chaney Barcelona A-56 Postcard
Issuing Company: Zerourt
Country of Issue: Barcelona, Spain
Year of Issue: 1925
Color/B&W: Sepia Tone
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: A-56
Card Size: 3 ⅜” x 5 ⅜”
Back: Tarjeta Postal, Editorial Fotografica, Barcelona
Issued as insert with what product: Postcard

1925 Lon Chaney MC Barcelona #75 Postcard
Issuing Company: Unknown
Country of Issue: Barcelona, Spain
Year of Issue: 1925
Color/B&W: Sepia Tone
Number of Cards in Set: Unkown
Card Number: 75
Card Size: 3 ⅜”x 5 ⅜”
Back: Tarjeta Postal, Fabricaalon Espanola MC Barcelone Editions Issued as indert with what product: Postcard

1929-1930 Lon Chaney Ross Verlag Postcard
Issuing Company: Ross Verlag
Country of Issue: Germany
Year of Issue: 1929-1930
Color/B&W: Sepia
Number of Cards in Set: Open
Card Number: 4349/2
Card Size: 3 ½” 5 ½”
Back: Postcard
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1929-1930 Lon Chaney Ross Verlag/Ballerina & Fratina Publishing House Postcard
Issuing Company: Ballerina & Fratina Publishing
Country of Issue: Florence, Italy
Year of Issue: 1929-1930
Color/B&W: Sepia
Number of Cards in Set: Open
Card Number: 4349/2
Card Size: 3 ½” 5 ½”
Back: Postcard

1927-1928 Lon Chaney Fanamet Ross Verlag Postcard
Issuing Company: Ross Verlag
Country of Issue: Germany
Year of Issue: 1927-1928
Color/B&W: Sepia
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: 1894/1
Card Size: 3 ¼” x 5 ⅜”
Back: Postcard Back
Issued as insert with what product: Postcard using the Ross Verglad Image 1894/1)

1927-1928 Lon Chaney Iris Verlag Wein Postcard
Issuing Company: Iris Verlag
Country of Issue: Austria
Year of Issue: 1927-1928
Color/B&W: Sepia
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: #396
Card Size: 3 ½” 5 ½”
Back: Postcard with cancelled stamp
Used the Ross Verlag 1894/1 Pose.

1927-1928 Lon Chaney Ross Verlag Postcard
Issuing Company: Ross Verlag
Country of Issue: Germany
Year of Issue: 1927-1928
Color/B&W: Sepia
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: #1526/1
Card Size: 3 ½” 5 ½”
Back: Postcard Back (045)

1929 Chaney, Graves, Jesell, Menjou “Four In One” Pink Postcard
Issuing Company: Unknown
Country of Issue: United States
Year of Issue: 1929
Color/B&W: Pink Tint
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: Un-numbered
Card Size: 3 ½” 5 ½”
Back: Postcard Back (053)

1929 Chaney, Graves, Jesell, Menjou “Four In One” Yellow Postcard
Issuing Company: Unknown
Country of Issue: United States
Year of Issue: 1929
Color/B&W: Yellow Tint
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: Un-numbered
Card Size: 3 ½” 5 ½”
Back: Postcard Back (052)

1929 Chaney, Graves, Jesell, Menjou “Four In One” Blue Postcard
Issuing Company: Unknown
Country of Issue: United States
Year of Issue: 1929
Color/B&W: Blue Tint
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: Un-numbered
Card Size: 3 ½” 5 ½”
Back: Postcard Back (216)