Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Vintage ELAH Trading Cards from Italy

A series of 50 numbered Snow White collectible cards--referred to as "figurines" in Italian--were produced from 1939 to 1940 by candy manufacturer ELAH. Officially licensed by Creazioni Walt E. Disney S.A.I. and printed by Gros Monti & Co. of Turin.

No. 12

Nos. 13-14

No. 17

No. 21

Nos. 23-24

No. 26

Nos. 27-28

Nos. 34-35

No. 37

Nos. 39-40

No. 42

No. 45

No. 47

 Reverse side of 47. "Good free prize..."

No. 49

These types of cards were often produced in association with a "sticker" album, in which they would be glued into place. However, we haven't yet come across a booklet for this particular set. Locating the complete collection is also proving to be a challenge. The above card images were found online here and here.

1 comment:

  1. Ooo, the grainy texturing gives the Wicked Witch an extra touch of ominous here! Nice. :-)