Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:26 am  

Silver gambling box. The lid inset with three Jack playing cards. 17,5 cm x 9 cm. London 1934.
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:27 am  

Bicycle playing cards double sided blue plastic advertising sign. "Bicycle Playing Card Center" with card faces on one side and "America's Favorite Party Card - Designer Series Import Cards & Bridge Accessories - Since Congress 1881" on opposite side. Gold detail. 23 x 7.5 ins.
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:29 am  

Not a USPCC item but interesting. Schmidt's City Club Beer painting by Norman Rockwell. Size 31 x 37 ins.
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:31 am  

Playing card autographed by Houdini. Poker sized card signed "H Houdini" underlined and dated 01/1926. The back bearing silhouettes of two seated women sharing tea.
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby chach » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:55 am  

That's pretty darn cool. Are these all in your collection?
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:29 am  

chach wrote:That's pretty darn cool. Are these all in your collection?


Chach, thanks for comment. I do not have these. They are somewhat expensive. I collect these images from auction web sites.
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:10 pm  

Not a USPCC item but this Grimaud playing card poster is interesting. Full color lithographed poster advertising Grimaud’s playing cards with images of the King, Queen and Jack of various suits, attesting to the Grand Prix awarded during the 1900 Paris Universal Exposition. Paris, ca. 1900. Framed to an overall size of 30 x 22 ins.
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:12 pm  

Photograph of Charles Goren and Allison Stanley. Photo by Gene Neuber, staff photographer for The Cincinnati Times, 1957. Stanley was President of USPC in the 1950s and Goren was doing publicity for USPC. Measures 8 x 10 ins.
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:16 pm  

USPCC and Russell Playing Card Co. postcards.
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:36 pm  

Bicycle metal stand.
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby flashcards » Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:04 am  

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Not really "memorabilia", per se, but I didn't want to start a whole new thread for just one post. Anyway, found this at the local Goodwill. Not sure if it is meant to be displayed in portrait or landscape mode. In any case, I think it will look great on the wall of the display area I'm putting together. I'll post pics when it is completed.
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:34 pm  

Congress color lithographed display advertising cards. Circa1903. Three different Congress backs featured on each card. Card size 17 x 11 ½ ins. Frame size 42 x 30 ½ ins.
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Thu May 12, 2016 10:47 am  

Bee playing cards on Northwest Apples producers advertisement. Lithography print. Circa 1924.
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby shermjack » Thu May 19, 2016 6:35 pm  

Levent Suberk wrote:Bee playing cards on Northwest Apples producers advertisement. Lithography print. Circa 1924.


This advert is actually on auction (Potter Auctions) in a bundle of 10 adverts with a starting bid of 80USD if anyone is interested ;)
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:25 am  

An interesting advertisement for Brown Brothers of Detroit, showing boys playing cards.

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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Talisman » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:11 am  

Levent Suberk wrote:An interesting advertisement for Brown Brothers of Detroit, showing boys playing cards.

Credit: Library of Congress


It looks like a Norman Rockwell painting
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:36 am  

USPCC Bicycle playing card store counter display. Two decks of Bicycle cards placed behind the large spade in front. Circa 1930. Size 12 x 10 ins.
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:33 pm  

Goodall Card advertisements. A die cut Charles Goodall & Son. Ltd playing card deck stand, circa 1890. Hand holding a Royal Flush in hearts, 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ ins. and a Charles Goodall & Son tray, 4 x 3 ins.
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:36 pm  

Playing card autographed by Houdini. Circa 1920s. Poker sized four of clubs playing card signed in ink. Red and white checkered back.
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Re: Bicycle Playing Cards Memorabilia

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:39 pm  

United States Playing Card Co. christmas booklet. Cincinnati, 1927. 14 Pages picturing the USPCC factory, grounds and out buildings.
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