These “TEKS” cards were printed during the late 1930s. My dad who is 81 years old now, remembers playing with these cards. The cards featured pre-war Filipino movie actors and actresses. The 1930s was known as the Peace Time Cinema reflecting the Filipino character of being a happy and gay people. Among the popular Filipino actors during the early 1930s were Mary Walter, Rosa del Rosario, Rosita Rivera, Rogelio dela Rosa, Rosa Aguirre, Silvia Rosales, Tia Duran, Carmen Rosales, Gregorio Fernandez, Rodolfo Ruiz, Leopoldo Salcedo, Ely Ramos, Fernando Poe Sr., Corazon Noble, Elsa Oria, Norma Blancaflor and Jose Padilla.
There are also teks cards featuring American Hollywood stars during the same era. The 1930s decade (and most of the 1940s as well) has been nostalgically labeled "The Golden Age of Hollywood".
The cards were printed on cardboard like our teks during the 1960s. These 1930s teks cards are a bit bigger, twice the size of the 1960s cards, measuring 60 mm x 78 mm.
They were played in a toss up manner similar to how we play the modern teks cards. I hope you enjoy looking at this vintage teks cards.
|Rodolfo Ruiz, Jose Inigo, Silvia Rosales, and Angelita Rumba Ray|
|Silvia Rosales, Andres Guevarra, Angel Esmeralda and Taita Sari|
|Jose Padilla Jr., Fernando Poe, Josefino Cenizal, Miguel Barbeyto|
|Domingo Principe, Fernando Poe, and Jose Padilla Jr.|
|Fred Cortes, Serafin Garcia, Roberto Rosales, Angel Esmeralda|
|Tita Duran, Pacita Del Rio, and Taita Sari|
1930s HOLLYWOOD STARS on TEKS CARDS
|Jessie Matthews, Charles Butterworth, Lawrence Tibbell and June Lang|
|Richard Arlen, Brian Donlevy, Bobby Breen and Grace Moore|