These cards are puzzling. The anonymous PPG style cards are so named because they have the same decorative Post Card header as the PPG but no issuer to the side of the reverse. We`d been including these in our collections for a while before we realised cards with identical fronts were also issued by a company called Cinema Art. More information is sought about these cards and Cinema Art itself, and we are keen to record any that are not shown here, especially any cinema advert backs that we don`t show. PLEASE check your collection!
Cinema Art also issued these two Royalty cards of OUR ROYAL BRIDE H.R.H. PRINCESS MARY and THE BRIDEGROOM VISCOUNT LASCELLES - but what was the connection between the wedding and Cinema Art ? Was there a film of the wedding that toured cinemas in 1922 and these were the advertising. Tell us if you know - we`d also love to hear if any other Royal cards were issued at the same time. Princess Mary was issued with two different backs, but we have only ever seen Viscount Lascelles with the single address headed one.