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1916 Wills Scissors Brand 30 Actresses

These are the Orange bordered cards, Cigarette Card Values from Murray Cards also lists a more common Mauve bordered set.  These are British theatrical actresses, though as is often the case in regards to these early theatrical sets, several of the actresses did wind up doing work in film.  They measure approximately 1-7/16" X 2-1/2", have beautiful ornate orange borders around the photographs and sharp Scissors brand cigarettes backs.  Examples are shown below, followed by a complete checklist beneath the images.


Reverse of Card #1


#1 Iris Hoey


#2 Iris Hoey


#6 Avice Kelham


#8 Isobel Elsom


#30 Avice Kelham

1.  Iris Hoey
2.  Iris Hoey
3. Sybil de Bray
4.  Gertie Millar
5.  Cissie Moore
6.  Avice Kelham
7.  Madeline Seymour
8.  Isobel Elsom
9.  Ellaline Terriss
10. Gwladys Gaynor
11. Gladys Mason
12. Miss Le Gros
13. Jean Aylwin
14. Daisy Irving 
15. Madge Saunders

16. Gladys Mason
17. Zoe Gordon
18. Peggy Kurton
19. Gabrielle Ray
20. Phyllis N. Terry
21. Miss Greenough
22. Winnie Collins
23. Constance Worth
24. Emmy Wehlen
25. Agnes Glynne
26. Fay Compton
27. Lillian Fay
28. Gracie Cooper
29. Violet Blythe
30. Avice Kelham