1932 Godfrey Phillips Personalities of Today Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Godfrey Phillips Personalities of Today
Year 1932
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 5/8″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

1932 Godfrey Phillips Personalities of Today Set Overview

Jack Dempsey 1932 Godfrey Phillips Personalities of Today BoxingThis extremely colorful set is distinctive from others of the era due to its unique artwork.

Cards were issued with packages of Godfrey Phillips cigarettes from that tobacco manufacturer from the UK. The set is called Personalities of Today, though ‘Today’ is actually presented as ‘To-day’ on the cards.

Colored and mostly nondescript images of personalities are used. The back calls them a series of caricatures and the pictures do not really look like the subjects intentionally because they do not have much definition to them. The result is a unique set that doesn’t look like most sets from the time period.

The set is mostly a non-sports issue as it focuses on famous people from various backgrounds. However, a few athletes are included and, as with most sets including non-sports cards, those are the ones that sell for the most. The Jack Dempsey card in particular leads the way as the card of the Hall of Fame boxer is heavily desired.

With regards to the non-sports personalities, the cards of Charlie Chaplin and Winston Churchill are also among the more popular cards in the set.

1932 Godfrey Phillips Personalities of Today Set Checklist

  1. Douglas Fairbanks
  2. Jack Dempsey (boxing)
  3. Jack Hobbs (cricket)
  4. Charlie Chaplin
  5. Winston Churchill
  6. Gerald du Maurier
  7. George Bernard Shaw
  8. Oliver Lodge
  9. Arnold Bennett
  10. Lloyd George
  11. Hall Caine
  12. Oscar Asche
  13. Harold Lloyd
  14. Gracie Fields
  15. Philip Snowden
  16. Stanley Baldwin
  17. Hannen Swaffer
  18. Gordon Richards (horse racing)
  19. George Robey
  20. Edgar Wallace
  21. Al Jolson
  22. John Martin Harvey
  23. G.K. Chesterton
  24. Dean Inge
  25. Ramsay MacDonald

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