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Greiling Sport Album - Serie Leichtathletik (Complete)


Published by Greiling Zigaretten, Dresden, 1927
Condition: Good Soft cover

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Oblong quarto. Unpaginated. [17] double-sided leaves. Original beige wrappers with gold embossed lettering on front cover. Scarce cigarette card album published by German tobacco manufacturer Greiling and featuring a complete set of 204 images depicting the most prominent German and foreign male and female athletes of the 1920s. Some of the most renown German athletes featured in this album are: Hubert Houben and Richard Corts (100m Relay), Karl Hähnel (50 kilometer race walk), Reichmann (42,2 kilometer marathon), Lilli Henoch (discus thrower, shot putter and 4 x 100 meters relay athlete), Martha Gollmitz (discus thrower), etc. The foreign athletes featured in this work are: Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi, Swedish runner Ernst Wide, Swiss sprinter Karl Borner, French shot putter Raoul Paoli, American sprinter Charles Paddock, Norwegian athlete Per Oskar Andersen, US track athlete Harold Osborn, US track and field athlete William Stevenson, Hungarian sprinter Lajos Kurunczy, etc. Each image is tipped-in, captioned on verso and measures 2 3/4" x 2 1/4". Album slightly foxed and sunned. Some images have moderate and sporadic creases. Captions in German, gothic text. Album and interior in good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 34751

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Title: Greiling Sport Album - Serie Leichtathletik ...

Publisher: Greiling Zigaretten, Dresden

Publication Date: 1927

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First edition.

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