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Post by bowlingshoeguy on Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:07 am

are there any 20's color issues? If so I want to see some. Why are there so few issued?

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Re: 20's Color issues

Post by BigGuy219 on Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:13 am

During the 1920s there was a prohibition on color printing. It was finally repealed when FDR became President.

All of the color printing businesses went underground and were instead done by organized crime.

It was a very dark time (literarly) for the printing business.
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Re: 20's Color issues

Post by fisherboy7 on Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:23 am

the fugly strip cards would be the exception....unc big heads, w514, etc

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Re: 20's Color issues

Post by bowlingshoeguy on Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:09 am

What was the reasoning for banning color printing? Was there alcohol in it and people drinking it?

Were the 33 Goudey's then the first color series?
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Re: 20's Color issues

Post by ullmandds on Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:52 am

weren't us caramels 1932?
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Re: 20's Color issues

Post by caramelcard on Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:13 am

Good thread Lee. Most really are all black and white. Never thought about as just a 20s thing.

Lections have a bit of color, but not much. I think maybe this explains why some retailers/advertisers were stamping the backs of E121s and other issues around the time.

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Re: 20's Color issues

Post by smtjoy on Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:25 pm

20's Exhibits have 1 or 2 colors on them but none had full color.

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Post by crazylocomerk on Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:56 pm

Wow, that's a fascinating fact I never knew or ever really heard about. Banning color from printing. Kind of crazy insane
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Re: 20's Color issues

Post by nolemmings on Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:03 pm

Gentlemen, your legs have been pulled--good one Chris. Of course there was no ban on color printing.

The more puzzling question for me is why there weren't more card sets period. This was not only the roaring twenties in general, but it was the decade when Ruth ushered in the home run frenzy and the dead ball era well, died. Yet all we see after 1922 for the most part is basically one card manufacturer--the Exhibit Supply Co.--until the end of the decade. Seems like lots of opportunities to promote products were missed during the bulk of that decade.
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Re: 20's Color issues

Post by the-illini on Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:04 pm

Yep. Blame president Warren Harding for the color ban; only thought he looked good in B&W or sepia photos...
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Re: 20's Color issues

Post by cccc on Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:07 pm

i say it was because americans were more health-conscious in the 20s so they cut back on smoking and ate less chocolate.
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Re: 20's Color issues

Post by sabrjay on Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:45 pm

It was Fatty Arbuckle's fault

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