‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Reemtsma Cigarettes Olympia
|Size||5″ x 7″
|Images||Black and White / Color
|Number in Set
1932 Reemtsma Cigarettes Olympia Overview
Founded in the early 1900s, Germany-based Reemtsma is one of the Europe’s biggest manufacturers of tobacco. In 1932, the company produced a set of 200 cards for the Olympic games. As this is a German set, the technical name of the issue is Reemtsma Cigarettenfabrik (translated to cigarette factory) Olympia.
The ‘cards’ are more like photos, actually, measuring about 5″ x 7″. Some were printed in full color while others are black and white. And covering the Olympics, obviously, a number of sports are included. Other noteworthy sports in the set include boxing, wrestling, and track and field. Track and field, by far, has the largest presence in the set, making up almost half of it.
Of the major sports, only ice hockey is covered. That sport is represented by two cards – No. 188 Germany vs. Poland and No. 191 United States vs. Canada.