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Re: Post Your Vintage Collection - Your Newest & Most Prized Acquisitions
« Reply #325 on: March 13, 2017, 11:45:48 PM »
 

Chuqii

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Here's a KEM white whales I've been on the lookout for - the original plastic case in wood grain finish. Only other one I'd seen was the one in the black and white ad.  Now I've got one (which is really exciting me, others, maybe not so much). Enjoy the pics.
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« Reply #326 on: April 22, 2017, 01:00:03 PM »
 

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This is the only example I've seen of this box, so I had to have it.  Little Duke decks in near perfect tucks in a slide box.

Both are 52+J with matching back designs, although one deck has the early ace (1904), the other has the more recent ace (1909).
 

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« Reply #327 on: July 15, 2017, 06:40:35 PM »
 

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Congress #606 Geo back and a #404 lacquer back
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« Reply #328 on: July 16, 2017, 09:24:18 PM »
 

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Very nice additions to your collection.  :D
 

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« Reply #329 on: July 20, 2017, 12:51:46 AM »
 

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Chuqii - I like your KEM decks!  I have only one from that maker - the 1939 NYWF edition.
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« Reply #330 on: July 21, 2017, 08:27:33 PM »
 

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Here's another one I hadn't see before. Picked this up Bee Canasta recently.

 

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« Reply #331 on: July 23, 2017, 01:43:08 AM »
 

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Here's another one I hadn't see before. Picked this up Bee Canasta recently.

Definitely an uncommon package - very nice.
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« Reply #332 on: August 19, 2017, 05:47:10 PM »
 

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One of the last decks I needed for my souvenir collection - a really interesting one, as are most of the Tom Jones issues.
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« Reply #333 on: September 18, 2017, 06:08:18 PM »
 

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It's my first Treasury deck, and it has a GAR Encampment slipcase.  I did not know what GAR was until I looked it up.  The "Grand Army of the Republic" (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army (United States Army), Union Navy (U.S. Navy), Marines and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War for the Northern/Federal forces.
 

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« Reply #334 on: October 25, 2017, 05:33:00 PM »
 

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Interesting deck and box combo.  Obviously a Russell PCC deck based on Blue Ribbon ad card, but I've not seen this back, ace and joker associated with the Torpedo brand.  Box is from 1924-1929 based upon tax stamp.  Ace looks to be a generic variant of the RU38b "The Rouser" originally used by Kalamazoo for local market sales (per Hochman).  Anybody else seen this before?  And anyone know what kind of a bird that is on the joker?  I thought seagull, but I don't think seagulls hunt other birds.
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« Reply #335 on: October 29, 2017, 12:54:24 AM »
 

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Interesting deck and box combo.  Obviously a Russell PCC deck based on Blue Ribbon ad card, but I've not seen this back, ace and joker associated with the Torpedo brand.  Box is from 1924-1929 based upon tax stamp.  Ace looks to be a generic variant of the RU38b "The Rouser" originally used by Kalamazoo for local market sales (per Hochman).  Anybody else seen this before?  And anyone know what kind of a bird that is on the joker?  I thought seagull, but I don't think seagulls hunt other birds.

I don't know about "back in the day," but in relatively recent times, the Torpedo brand was being used as a "catch-all" for left-over decks from other brands that they simply didn't have boxes for and that they wanted to get rid of cheaply and quickly, or so I've been told.  Eventually, before the brand was phased out, it was used only with Aviators, which at the time was probably the most inexpensive deck USPC offered.  There's a few other brands that fit this bill - Mohawk and Cavaran are two I can think of.  They were considered discount brands much like how we think today of 99-cent store decks or Mavericks, except what was considered acceptable quality then was probably a bit higher than what we find today...
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Re: Post Your Vintage Collection - Your Newest & Most Prized Acquisitions
« Reply #336 on: October 30, 2017, 12:18:12 AM »
 

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And anyone know what kind of a bird that is on the joker?  I thought seagull, but I don't think seagulls hunt other birds.

Short beak and carrying prey in its talons suggests hawk, but I can't place it any closer than that.
 

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« Reply #337 on: October 30, 2017, 01:40:25 PM »
 

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thanks for the hawk info.  I was wondering if there might be any link between Torpedo name and bird of prey, since it does seem a bit macabre to have a big bird with its prey on a joker.  I'll see if anything turns up.

Update:  So far, I've just discovered that "Torpedo" was 1920s slang for a hit man.  Also, end of WWI and early 1920s were beginning of development of torpedoes delivered by air.  Oh, well.  Still a mystery

Update 2:  Turns out mines were originally called torpedoes.  Only later on did torpedo refer to exclusively powered water weapons.  Had to get the Pinochle deck box to go with.
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« Reply #338 on: November 08, 2017, 03:32:50 PM »
 

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My latest and oldest deck - Mauger Centennial.  Most similar to U19d and SX1, but this Ace of Spades has Spade indicators in the corners and the cards have no indices.  Deck back is the same as I've seen on  the Centennial deck reproduction.  Ace - 9 show lots of wear, 2-8 are much cleaner as you can see in the two backs.  Super excited to add this to my collection.
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« Reply #339 on: November 22, 2017, 01:47:34 PM »
 

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Congrats on the Centennial deck!
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« Reply #340 on: November 28, 2017, 07:55:26 PM »
 

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Thank you very much.