Ballet Trading Cards (Capezio/tobacco cards)Searching for/sharing information on vintage ballet/ballerina cards
Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:30 PM
I am searching for any information on this set of cards including any type of checklist for this set. How were they distributed, how rare are they, etc.
I am also interested in any other type of ballet tobacco/cigarette cards from the late 19th/early 20th century that anyone may know of. I'm interested in information on these cards and perhaps places to purchase.
Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:22 PM
Maker - Capezio
Title – Famous Dancers Gallery
Number of cards in set – 12
Year of issue - 1950
Current catalogue set value – 36 UK pounds
Available on-line from Murray Cards London (code CCG 200).
Murrays also have various other cigarette and trade card sets related to dance in their current on-line catalogue.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:43 AM
Posted 03 June 2012 - 04:25 PM
So, I'm missing two but have some duplicates and would be more than willing to trade!
Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:41 PM
P.S. Google just answered my question. Here's a pdf file of a program from the Montreal Theater Ballet (1956) with an ad for the complete list of Capezio cards. It appears that Ballet Theater and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo were also well-represented.
Scroll down to page 2.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:34 PM
Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:07 AM
On the other hand, the biggest stars of London, Paris, Copenhagen, and (yes) the Soviet Union were known to ballet people through specialty ballet magazines. I can imagine that a "Famous Dancers of International Ballet" would have had an American audience, though not as much we in the 21st century might think.
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