Tobacco Cards

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.

1926 Lon Chaney Societte Job Cinema Stars (Name in Upper Left Corner)
Issuing Company: Joseph Bardou & Fils
Country of Issue: England
Year of Issue: 1926
Color/B&W: Sepia Tone
Number of Cards in Set: 48
Card Number: Unumbered
Card Size: 1 3/4″ x 2 1/16″
Back: Blank
Issued as insert with what product: Cigarettes

1923 Lon Chaney El Cuno Card
Issuing Company: El Cuno
Country of Issue: Cuba
Year of Issue: 1923
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: 67
Card Size: 1 ¾” x 2 ⅜”
Back: Advertising
Issued as insert with what product: Cigars

1923 Lon Chaney Picture Egyptian Cigarettes
Issuing Company: Universal Cigarettes Works
Country of Issue: Netherlands
Year of Issue: 1923
Card Number: Un-numbered
Color: Sepia Tone
Number of Cards In Set: Unknown
Card Size: 2 3/8″ x 3 3/16″
Back: Advertising
Issued as insert with what product: Cigarettes

1923 Lon Chany Fume Turquino Cigarro Divino
Issuing Company: Fume Turquino
Country of Issue: Spain
Year of Issue: 1923
Card Number: 68
Color: B&W
Number of Cards In Set: Unknown
Card Size: 1 ¾” x 2 ⅜”
Back: gathering a collection of 145 different postcards will be provided with a gift FUME TURQUINO CIVARRO DIVINO
Issued as insert with what product: Cigars

1928 W.D. & H.O. Wills Film Favourites
Issuing Company: W.D. and H.O. Wills
Country of Issue: England
Year of Issue: 1928
Color/B&W: Color
Number of Cards in Set: 75
Card Size: 1 7/16″ x 2 7/16″
Product Issue: Cigarettes
Back: Text Back
(033)
NOTE: PSA Registry

1925-1930 circa Colonial Tobacco Society Manufactures National
Issuing Company: Colonial Tobacco
Country of Issue: Portuguese
Year of Issue: 1925-1929
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Size: 1 ⅝” x 2 ½”
Product Issue: Cigarettes
Back: Tax Stamp On Reverse
(034)

1928 W.D. & H.O. Wills
Lon Chaney Famous Film Stars
Issuing Company: Will’s Three Castles and Vice Regal Cigarettes
Country of Issue: Australian
Year of Issue: 1928
Color/B&W: B&W
Size: 2″ x 2 11/16″
Product Issue: Cigarettes
Back: Advertising Back
(035/PSA Registery)

Issuing Company: Diego Moreno Miranda
Country of Issue: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
Year of Issue: 1928-1930
Card Number: 7
Color/B&W: Color
Number of Cards in Set: 150
Card Size: 1 7/8″ x 2 5/8″
Back: Biographic Information
Issued as insert with what product: Cigarettes
(037/PSA)

1925 Lon Chaney Cigarrillos #23 Card
Issuing Company: Luis Z. Benitez
Country of Issue: Spain
Year of Issue: 1925 circa
Color/B&W: Color
Number of Cards in Set: Unknown
Card Number: #23
Card Size: 2” x 2 ⅝”
Back: Cigarrillos XXX, Todo habano, Luizs z Benitez, Deposito Marina 5, Santa Cruz De Teerife, Esta Tarjeta Pertence al num. 23
Issued as insert with what product: Cigarettes

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