The Basil Rathbone Gallery

Cards, Page Two

 
These two cigarette cards featuring Basil Rathbone and Greta Garbo (from "Anna Karenina") are from a 250-card set called Cinema Cavalcade, Vol. 2, issued by A.& M. Wix in South Africa and England in 1940. The backs of the cards each has the card number, series title and descriptive text in both English and Afrikaans. Each card in the set was given as a free premium with the purchase of a pack of Max cigarettes. These two each measure approximately 2.25 x 3 inches (5.5 x 7.25 cm.). Oddly, some others in the set are larger.

scene from "Anna Karenina"

scene from "Anna Karenina"

Also from Volume II of the A. & M. Wix  "Cinema Cavalcade" set:

Card #35, depicting a scene from "The Garden of Allah."

 

This is card #212, depicting a scene from "The Dawn Patrol." The card is approximately 2.6 x 4 in. (6.5 x 10 cm.).

scene from "Hound of the Baskervilles"

Card #135  depicts a scene from "The Hound of the Baskervilles." This card is 2.25 x 3 inches (5.5 x 7.25 cm.).

#237 depicts a scene from "The Adventures of Robin Hood." The card is approximately 2.6 x 4 in. (6.5 x 10 cm.).

Two more cards from "The Adventures of Robin Hood" are shown below. They may be from a different series.

Another series of cards from "The Adventures of Robin Hood" are shown here:

Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Errol Flynn, Olivia DeHaviland

This card is #3 in a series called Great Movie Memories.

It features Basil Rathbone, "the Silver Screen's Greatest Swordsman" as Sir Guy of Gisbourne, in "The Adventures of Robin Hood."


This Rathbone card came with chocolates.

The same image was also printed as a postcard.

A Sherlock Holmes card
scene from "Loyalties"
A scene from the film "Loyalties"
More Hollywood Characters card

This is card #14 from a 36 card set called "More Hollywood Characters," from Kitchen Sink Press, 1992. Each card features an illustration of a Hollywood star on the front, and that star's biography on the back. Each card measures approx. 2.6 x 3.6 in. (6.4 x 8.9 cm.). The back of the card has a brief biography of Rathbone. The illustration is by R. Geary.  (Click on image to view larger version.)

Hollywood Horrors card

This card picturing Rathbone as Richard III from "Tower of London" is from Michael H. Price's "Hollywood Horrors," classic bogeymen trading card set. It is #26 of a 36 card set of classic horror film stars, issued in 1993 by Shel-Tone Publications.  Each card measures approx. 2.6 x 3.6 in. (6.4 x 8.9 cm.). The back of the card has a brief biography of Rathbone.  (Click on image to view larger version.)

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This postcard, copied from the original poster (in Spanish) for "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," was issued by Mayfair Cards as part of their "Magic of the Movies" series in the 1990s. (Click on image to view larger version.)

This is a postcard of Rathbone as he appeared in "Son of Frankenstein," printed in 1939. (Click on image to view larger version.)

This postcard with a printed signature was produced in the mid-1940s by Universal Studios.  (Click on image to view larger version.)


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Pictured are some cards from a set of fifty-four playing cards (two jokers included in the set) based on some of the most popular caricatures of Al Hirschfeld. There are fourteen images in all, one for each number in the deck. Celebrities included in the drawings are Charlie Chaplin, Mae West, W.C. Fields, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamarr, Bob Hope, Barbara Streisand, Basil Rathbone, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Frank Sinatra, Gene Tierney, Sean Connery, Myrna Loy, William Powell, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, and Vivian Leigh.

Nine celebrities are pictured on this 1985 card from Trivia Inc.:


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  1. David Niven

  2. Marvin Gaye

  3. Sidney Greenstreet

  4. Dirk Bogarde

  5. Gene Autry

  6. Sal Mineo

  7. Alan Ladd

  8. Basil Rathbone

  9. Sam Cooke

The size is approximately 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. The back of the card has questions and answers about each celebrity.

 

Sherlock Holmes Trading Cards

Set of 15, mini-reproductions of the 14 Sherlock Holmes movie posters, plus one checklist card. Issued in 2004 by Sporting Profiles of London. Each card measures 8 x 6 cm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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