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

Unread postby Chuqii » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:28 pm  

Got my first pre-1950 Bicycle tucks and cards recently.
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:01 pm  

... and some more antiques

American PCC Golf deck
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American PCC Steamboat? deck
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National Card Co Apollo deck
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:21 am  

Trophy Whist No. 39 Arabian back with the new courts c. 1895
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:32 am  

Canary cards from NYCCC in a neat faux book case with mini-poker chips, c 1910. Spine of the "book" reads "History of Four Queens"
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Jock1971 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:49 am  

Great posts Chuqii :drool: :drool:

Do you know if the different size indices on the A.P.C.C decks are indication of age or did they use different sizes simultaneously.
i see you don`t show tucks for some of your decks . do you have them or do you not mind if the decks don`t have them?
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:19 am  

Not sure on the size of the indices. The Steamboat? deck was a cheaper deck with lower quality printing, so that might account for it.

Trust me, if I had the tuck (or the joker), I'd post it. But no tuck / no joker is ok for me.
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:36 pm  

These just came in.

Perfection Playing Card Co. - New York - 1890s - Cool back design with the integrated fish hooks and scales. Check out company name on the boat
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:39 pm  

USPC Skat No.2 deck with tuck
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:31 pm  

This is my first no index deck. Awfully nice. Don't know if the box is original to the deck or not. Also, anyone know what the "BC" or "CB" stands for on the cards? Back of tuck says these were "Manufactured Expressly for CLUBS", so maybe a club name? Anyway, enjoy.
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Jock1971 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:23 pm  

Now ...those are some sweet decks you got there Chuqii :drool: :drool:
The Skat deck is cool, i have the Gaigel version with the same back design but no tuck :cry:

But that pre indicator deck is something else..nice find :drool: :drool:
I`m not a big American deck collector ....but that is one pack i`d love to have in my collection 8-)
i don`t know about the back i`m afraid, but the tuck box is original to the deck.
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:53 am  

A few new decks for the collection, two from NYCCC and one export from American Playing Card Co.

First off, a set of NYCCC Gem No. 53 with Angel Back
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Next, a red and blue deck of Freelance 915 with Back Nos. 289 and 286
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Finally, Salmon & Gluckstein London Tabacconists deck
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:35 pm  

Few more to add to the collection:

From Russell Playing Card Co. - Battle Axe, Blue Ribbon Meadow back and Russell's Finest Club Quality

and From NYCCC - a Triton deck - Enjoy!
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:48 pm  

New ad to the collecion - Russel & Morgan Printing Co. Tourists with a neat back and joker. Anyone know the name for the back?
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby dazzleguts » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:00 pm  

Wonderful additions to your collection Chuqii. :drool:
You must either have a good size budget for cards, or you're very lucky.

I don't have a specific name for the Russel & Morgan back. Though I do know those most often came with a design rather than an illustrated picture.

Also don't know what CB stands for on your Dougherty, though that monogram is familiar. Perhaps you can research clubs in New York before 1890. The word "Manufacturer" was removed from his A of S around then and this ace still has it.
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:18 pm  

Little of both, luck and cash, though I figure I save a lot by not doing much on Kickstarter or collecting modern decks. It is amazing how relatively cheap vintage and antique decks are compared to some of the newer decks. For instance, I found the Rambler fortune teller deck for less than $15, and it is likely unique. That is worth more to me than a $15 new deck.

So, here are a few more - Dougherty Stearmboat NO. 0
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USPCC Steamboat 999
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and a partial National Card co. Rambler deck that someone made into a fortune telling deck. I really dig the train back on these.
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:45 am  

This just in. USPC Canteen No 515, created for the Spanish-American War around 1898 (per Hochman). Anyone know what the joker looks like for this deck? Hochman doesn't have one, and neither does WWPCM.
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:13 pm  

Still trying to work out best way to sort and display, but here are some of my 100+ year old decks as set up in the hutch of a 1930s secretary desk in my office.
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Jock1971 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:19 pm  

Great Display Chuqii
Spotted the Outing deck (top left) Is that a new find ?
Very cool 8-)
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby Chuqii » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:17 pm  

Good eye. The Outing deck is not new, but I've never gotten around to positing it. Here's a pic:
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Re: [Chuqii] KEM collection and more (now with antiques)

Unread postby dazzleguts » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:36 pm  

I see you have a clean rambler ace to go with your fortune teller. I've always liked the design of that ace.

Also like the backs on the Steamboat 999 - they remind me a bit of Gemaco Gem backs, but more of this Wilkinson prototype deck I have. The Wilkinson cards were never actually put into production.
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That design also reminds me of the backs on my double deck of Copag plastic playing cards.
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Are you collecting all the old plastic playing card makers?

I hope you don't mind the images? I tried to make them small.

I love the green of the Outing deck backs. I find it funny that the decks about killing things always show beautiful live prey. If they can appreciate the beauty of that life how can they stand to shoot it?
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