‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Orami Movie Cards / Filmfotos
|Size||1 3/8″ x 2″
|Number in Set
1931-32 Orami Movie Cards / Filmfotos Set Overview
This large set featured movie stars from around the world in a large 432-card set. As Orami was a German company, the actual name of the set is called ‘Orami Filmfotos.’ However, roughly translated, the set would be ‘Orami Movie Cards’ or ‘Orami Movie Photos.’ In the U.S., the set is often given one of those names instead.
The set was broken up into several subseries’ printed in 1931 and 1932. Series D is the only one printed in 1932 while earlier series’ were in 1931. Those dates may be rough estimates as the sets are often advertised simply as 1930s issues.
Some cards appear to be in black and white but they actually have splashes and hints of color in them. Backs of the cards have an advertisement for Orami’s products as well as pricing information. Overall, the cards have a very basic look with only white borders and the subject’s name at the bottom.
This release is almost entirely a non-sports set. However, famous boxer Max Schmeling is in it and his is generally considered one of the key cards since it is desired by boxing collectors. Schmeling’s card is No. 312 and is found in Series D.
To a lesser degree, another card, No. 242, features German actress Camilla Horn with a tennis racket.
1931-32 Orami Movie Cards / Filmfotos Set Checklist
To date, the only sports cards in this set that I have seen include Schemling and Horn.