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« Reply #300 on: July 11, 2016, 05:21:55 PM »
 

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As a KEM collector, you should check out the highly informative "Before Bakelite" article in Card Culture from last year.

Only two decks I saw that was misnamed.  Zodiac should be Guiding Star, and Medallions should be Moon Flower
 

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« Reply #301 on: July 11, 2016, 06:11:47 PM »
 

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"Hi RFS1972!

Nice collection!  ... I really like the displays you've created!

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Thanks.  I use jewelry display cases with glass tops from Amazon to display them.  Inside the cases, I put each deck inside a clear plastic bridge-sized case, which you can pick up from makeplayingcards.com (their shipping charges are atrocious by the way).  All Kem original containers are cataloged and stored in the closet...lol.  All the other cards I store in wooden/leather boxes made for playing cards.  You can find those all over Ebay and Amazon.  A lot of the wooden boxes come from Poland and the leather ones from Italy.
 

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« Reply #302 on: July 11, 2016, 06:13:19 PM »
 

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As a KEM collector, you should check out the highly informative "Before Bakelite" article in Card Culture from last year.

Only two decks I saw that was misnamed.  Zodiac should be Guiding Star, and Medallions should be Moon Flower

Thanks - I'll look into finding copies of this Card Culture.  And thanks for the name corrections.  I've gotten so frustrated at times I am thinking of setting up a website just for the purpose of listing each card name and a picture for others who have the same problem!
 

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« Reply #303 on: July 12, 2016, 08:24:09 AM »
 

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Continued from previous post...

Picture 6
1.  Hemisphere Clamshell
2.  AMEX Clamshell
3.  Tall Ships Clamshell
4.  Gamecocks Clamshell

The last two pictures are just of the card collection portion of the poker room (most of it anyway).


Those wooden playing card boxes are amazing.
Are they suitable for Bridge size card only?

Thanks for sharing.
 

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« Reply #304 on: July 12, 2016, 06:45:34 PM »
 

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Those wooden playing card boxes are amazing.
Are they suitable for Bridge size card only?

Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks!  I actually started collecting the boxes before I started collecting Kem cards.  I had originally just intended to have a handful of 100% plastic cards to go with the room and I found the cool boxes.  That blew up to around 50 boxes and led into the Kem collection.

The ones from Poland and Italy are almost always large enough to hold Bridge and Poker sized cards.  There are three main styles.

This is what I call them, so here are the three main style.
1.  Flat Top - these are like a standard set box.  Two decks are cards laying flat side by side.
2.  Top Loader - these are like the old Kem cases.  Two decks on their side.
3.  Double-Decker - think of the Double Decker buses - Two decks laying flat on top of each other.

There are a few more vintage styles.  There are some from Japan that are like the Top Loader and Double-Decker, but they have little drawers with handles you can pull out.  Also a few Top Loaders where the top is more like a sleeve of wood that comes completely on and off.

I'd say about 95% of the ones I have can hold bridge and poker sized cards.  Most of my collection is bridge sized.  After a lot of these pictures were made, I put all the cards in clear plastic bridge-sized 54 card cases and those cases fit in the box, so I know poker sized cards would.

Bonus picture of my lammer box.
 
 

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« Reply #305 on: July 12, 2016, 06:53:28 PM »
 

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Also, the second picture - the red box with the quad antique A's - those are poker-sized Da Vinci Persiano cards.  The flat top box with the busted heart Royal has bridge sized Copag Epoc cards in them.  Box of those are boxes from Poland.  Just wanted you to see that they will normally hold poker sized cards.

I've included a picture showing the protective cases I use and that they will normally fit in the box as well.
 

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« Reply #306 on: July 14, 2016, 05:33:15 PM »
 

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As a KEM collector, you should check out the highly informative "Before Bakelite" article in Card Culture from last year.

Only two decks I saw that was misnamed.  Zodiac should be Guiding Star, and Medallions should be Moon Flower

Thanks - I'll look into finding copies of this Card Culture.  And thanks for the name corrections.  I've gotten so frustrated at times I am thinking of setting up a website just for the purpose of listing each card name and a picture for others who have the same problem!

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« Reply #307 on: August 02, 2016, 08:31:00 PM »
 

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Another antique decks I've come into lately.  Loving the Frog back.
 

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« Reply #308 on: August 03, 2016, 09:38:06 AM »
 

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The Frog Back is sooooo cool.
 

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« Reply #309 on: August 29, 2016, 08:55:10 AM »
 

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Those wooden playing card boxes are amazing.
Are they suitable for Bridge size card only?

Thanks for sharing.

Thanks!  I actually started collecting the boxes before I started collecting Kem cards.  I had originally just intended to have a handful of 100% plastic cards to go with the room and I found the cool boxes.  That blew up to around 50 boxes and led into the Kem collection.

The ones from Poland and Italy are almost always large enough to hold Bridge and Poker sized cards.  There are three main styles.

This is what I call them, so here are the three main style.
1.  Flat Top - these are like a standard set box.  Two decks are cards laying flat side by side.
2.  Top Loader - these are like the old Kem cases.  Two decks on their side.
3.  Double-Decker - think of the Double Decker buses - Two decks laying flat on top of each other.

There are a few more vintage styles.  There are some from Japan that are like the Top Loader and Double-Decker, but they have little drawers with handles you can pull out.  Also a few Top Loaders where the top is more like a sleeve of wood that comes completely on and off.

I'd say about 95% of the ones I have can hold bridge and poker sized cards.  Most of my collection is bridge sized.  After a lot of these pictures were made, I put all the cards in clear plastic bridge-sized 54 card cases and those cases fit in the box, so I know poker sized cards would.

Bonus picture of my lammer box.
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They are awesome, and I'll focus on them on ebay soon.
 

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« Reply #310 on: August 29, 2016, 08:59:04 AM »
 

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Bee collection is one of my target
 

Re: Post Your Vintage Collection - Your Newest & Most Prized Acquisitions
« Reply #311 on: September 01, 2016, 05:00:44 PM »
 

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Trophy Whist No. 39, Arabian back, with the new courts, c. 1895.  Really like this deck.
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« Reply #312 on: September 07, 2016, 03:33:29 PM »
 

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Trophy Whist No. 39, Arabian back, with the new courts, c. 1895.  Really like this deck.

It's pretty cool.  Most decks of that era don't have such large, bold indices on them.
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« Reply #313 on: November 07, 2016, 09:41:21 PM »
 

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« Reply #314 on: December 07, 2016, 01:04:50 PM »
 

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OMG I was asking my friend where I could learn more about vintage cards... Ant here it is!!! You guys are awesome collectors!
 

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« Reply #315 on: December 22, 2016, 09:21:27 PM »
 

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I've got something new....
 

Re: Post Your Vintage Collection - Your Newest & Most Prized Acquisitions
« Reply #316 on: January 10, 2017, 07:45:21 PM »
 

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I've got something new....

Very nice. I especially like your cellophane sealed Blue Ribbon and Aristocrat's with tax stamps.

Is it possible for you to take some pictures of those in isolation? I would love to see them!
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« Reply #317 on: January 11, 2017, 05:30:35 PM »
 

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Here's a nice addition to my collection, an old Tourists deck with joker.  Anyone happen to have a name for the card back?  I've never seen it before.
 

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« Reply #318 on: January 23, 2017, 09:16:27 AM »
 

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Just received this Canteen deck.  Anyone out there seen a joker for this deck?  Hochman's doesn't have one, and neither does WWPCM, so I am curious.
 

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« Reply #319 on: January 23, 2017, 06:05:04 PM »
 

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Wow! That Canteen deck is a great find - and looks like amazing condition too!

I recently lost out on an auction for the AS, which I'm sure was the same specimen shown in the WWPCM, so I don't think there are many floating around.  The way I read Hochmann, the editors had only ever seen one Canteen deck, and it was without a joker. 

... I wonder if yours is the deck they were talking about??

Cool stuff!

... I'm not jealous, though!  :-[

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« Reply #320 on: January 23, 2017, 11:55:08 PM »
 

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The lister had some Hochman info in the listing, so could be (but I doubt it). Neat deck though.
 

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« Reply #321 on: February 05, 2017, 04:40:48 PM »
 

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I already had a red / blue pair (complete, opened) of High Finish Rider Backs, but I didn't think I'd ever have a brick of sealed decks! 6 red, 6 blue, perforated USPCC stamps.
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« Reply #322 on: February 06, 2017, 02:16:37 AM »
 

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I already had a red / blue pair (complete, opened) of High Finish Rider Backs, but I didn't think I'd ever have a brick of sealed decks! 6 red, 6 blue, perforated USPCC stamps.

Wow. Very nice! How does High Finish feel in comparison to Air-Cushion Finish?
 

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« Reply #323 on: February 06, 2017, 10:52:51 AM »
 

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Wow. Very nice! How does High Finish feel in comparison to Air-Cushion Finish?
It's very smooth. Not a glossy, slippery smooth, but very smooth.

Air-Cushion Finish vs High Finish is much like comparing each side of a sheet of Masonite.
 
If I'm looking at reflected light down the length of the card, I don't see a "texture" per se, but you can see that the sheets went through the rollers lengthwise.

While you can't feel it at all, the cards suggest a wavy, one direction texture just as new corrugated cardboard might hint at the layer below the flat surface sheet. Make sense?

My 2 opened decks (G ace, 1 pack tax stamp, modern tuck, 1965) are in pretty good shape. I'm basing my observations from them. None of the decks in the brick box are opened.

- Edit to add keywords: High Finish Bicycle Rider Back playing cards brick -
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« Reply #324 on: February 12, 2017, 03:50:57 AM »
 

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Wow. Very nice! How does High Finish feel in comparison to Air-Cushion Finish?
It's very smooth. Not a glossy, slippery smooth, but very smooth.

Air-Cushion Finish vs High Finish is much like comparing each side of a sheet of Masonite.
 
If I'm looking at reflected light down the length of the card, I don't see a "texture" per se, but you can see that the sheets went through the rollers lengthwise.

While you can't feel it at all, the cards suggest a wavy, one direction texture just as new corrugated cardboard might hint at the layer below the flat surface sheet. Make sense?

My 2 opened decks (G ace, 1 pack tax stamp, modern tuck, 1965) are in pretty good shape. I'm basing my observations from them. None of the decks in the brick box are opened.

- Edit to add keywords: High Finish Bicycle Rider Back playing cards brick -

Interesting. Thanks for the elaboration :-)