If you collect Bicycle cards, you know that the company has a long history of making decks. So if you have just started out, or have been a long time collector, the more resources you have at your disposal the better. I am sure some of these have been posted here before, but just as a refresher
Bicycle has their own history here: http://www.bicyclecards.com/about/bicycle-cards..
Jim Knapp has an exhaustive web page here: http://www.jimknapp.com/Cards/Bicycle.htm#_Toc309210485..
Cypress Films has a chart on how to date a pack of Bicycle cards: http://www.cypressfilms.com/Bicycle/USP ... Codes.html."
And this index here: http://www.cypressfilms.com/bicycle/index.html
All are amazing resources.
I found Mrs. Robinson's book as a pdf on some lost website, so I am uploading it here. The handbook was published in 1955.
Download: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByONx3T ... sp=sharing