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Smokin' in Egypt

We've previously discussed Carole Lombard being featured on tobacco and cigarette cards (http://community.livejournal.com/carole_and_co/21084.html). Images of her and other top Hollywood stars were popular premiums issued by tobacco companies in many countries...one of which was Egypt:



The card is from the Toccos company, and the seller notes the "back of card written in foreign language" (which happens to be French). If you double-click the image, you'll see it at approximately its actual size of 1 7/8" x 2 3/4". The dealer describes this card as "scarce"; I've certainly never see it before, and I'm not certain how many have emerged in the North America.

Collectors of Lombard tobacco cards should note they'll have competition for this item; as of this writing, two bids have already been made, the higher at $5.87. Bidding closes just after 8:35 p.m. (Eastern) on Tuesday. If you'd like to bid, or just learn more, go to http://cgi.ebay.com/carole-lombard-1930s-SCARCE-toccos-actress-egypt-cig-ca_W0QQitemZ230423578532QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item35a650c7a4.
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