[Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:55 am  

Here's one I would guess most people haven't seen before - Russell Blue Ribbon Koh-I-Noor back.
Blue Ribbon Whist - Koh-I-Noor c1912.jpg
Blue Ribbon Whist - Koh-I-Noor box.jpg
Blue Ribbon with Kalamazoo back.JPG
Check out the slight differences in the courts. From what I read in Hochmann, I think the whist deck was first in 1912 and then wide decks started around 1916. Maybe that's when they changed the courts.
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:22 pm  

Here are my only two Pyramid Playing Card Co. (Brooklyn, NY - 1920s) decks - one Home Run and one Peter Pan. The Peter Pan is bridge size and has different courts. Looks like they weren't too concerned about coloring inside the lines. Enjoy.
Pyramid Playng Card Co. - Home Run.JPG
Pyramid Playing Card Co. - Peter Pan.JPG
And one more, a Pyramid Iris deck with better coloring and courts like the Home Run deck.
Pyramid PCC Iris.JPG
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:57 pm  

Here's a cool early Torpedo box (1924-1929 based on tax stamp). Cards are Russell PCC, but I don't know if they are the original cards with the box or not. Anyway, I really love that box. At first I thought it was a seagull on the joker, but I haven't seen many seagulls hunting other birds. Anyone what kind of bird this is?
Torpedo Hawk small.jpg
Also, here's another Russell PCC deck with the same back but different ace and joker from around the same time or even earlier given the Blue Ribbon whist ad card (see above for a Blue Ribbon whist deck). No box though.
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I had to get the Pinochle box, too, with the deck back usually associated with Torpedo brand (though the deck in the box is a mish-mash).
Torpedo pinochle early.jpg
Early on, mines were referred to as torpedoes. Only later did torpedo begin to refer exclusively to powered weapons in the water.
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:43 am  

It is getting harder and harder for me to find KEMs to add to my collection, but I recently snagged this set of 1935 KEM Club decks with the original ace and in the original red and blue colors.
1935 KEM Club Red and Blue.jpg
And here is a KEM Plumes deck from 1939 with the really rare Aces of Diamonds and Clubs with KEM Playing Cards and company name printed on them. I've only seen this a few times, and only in decks from around this time frame.
KEM Plumes C89.JPG
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Bruno » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:47 am  

Heya Chuqii,
Your bird may be a Chickenhawk ?
Or not ....
O, I beg of you your comprehensions,
yet laugh at your contempts ....
my only competition is with myselves.

But Lèse-majesté, especially >Normans, natch.

Is jarnstill the Ars of the Hors Nebulous ?
Neigh .... the Effluxor of the Omniverse ??
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:46 pm  

For everybody who has the Mauger Centennial reproductions, here's your great-great-great-great uncle, c1876. Has no indices, a little different Ace of Spades with the angled spade pips. The Ace - 9 of each suit shows a lot more wear than the 2-8. You can see the difference in the card backs. My new favorite deck.
Mauger Centennial deck no indices.jpg
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:02 pm  

Here's another cool tuck box - Crow Brand with a 1911 tax stamp. Courts aren't very exciting, though.
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