1937: Benjamino Gigli - Italian Opera Singer - Vintage Cigarette Card #351 For Sale
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This card is from the Bunte Filmbilder series from 1937. Card is #482 in excellent condition, VF. About 1¼"x2¼".
Benjamino Gigli (1890-1957) was an Italian opera singer. The most famous tenor of his generation, he was renowned internationally for the great beauty of his voice and the soundness of his vocal technique. Music critics sometimes took him to task, however, for what was perceived to be the over-emotionalism of his interpretations. Nevertheless, such was Gigli's talent, he is considered to be one of the very finest tenors in the recorded history of music.
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Unless otherwise stated, this lot consists of a genuine German cigarette premium issued between about 1930 and 1937. German cigarette cards and premiums make an interesting and inexpensive addition to any collection. The Nazi government of Germany opposed smoking and eventually put an end to cigarette cards. As a result, the native German card collecting hobby never developed to the extent of that in Britain or the United States. Most German premiums and cards cost only a fraction of what might be expected from their American and British cousins.Large photos are shown smaller than actual size while small ones are generally enlarged to as much as four times their original size. Almost all photos and cards are scanned through protective sleeves or pages which tends to cut the clarity a bit. Enlarged defects tend to look worse than they actually are and the enlargement tends to show every bit of dust on the protective holders. Minimum postage (for a small card) is just $2.00 for standard shipping in a StayFlattm mailer. Feel free to accumulate many lots for reduced postage. 5"x7" photos require additional postage.
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