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Page from Manoli Gold cigarettes album. Germany.
Bulgaria cigarette card album. Germany, 1931.
Tobacco companies bought the rights to use photographs on their cards, which were then issued in huge quantities. You'll occasionally find identical cards issued by different companies, usually with different information printed on the back. For instance,the four Constantin Goldfilm cards (above) look exactly the same as cards in the Salem Goldfilm set with the same numbers.
Bulgaria 166 (above) is also a Salem Filmbilder card.
Hänsom Filmbilder 117 (above) is also Manoli Gold 117 and Mercedes 117.
Hänsom Filmbilder 459 (above) is also Manoli Gold 459.
Hänsom Filmbilder 487 (above) is also Manoli Gold 487 and Mercedes 487.
Josetti 529 (above) is also Ramses Filmbilder (Series 2) 529 and Manengold 104.
Manoli Gold 459 (above) is also Mercedes 459.