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.
They are awesome, and I'll focus on them on ebay soon.