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Playing Card Salesman's kit from 1939-1941 on eBay
« on: March 16, 2015, 01:45:46 PM »
 

Chuqii

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Just saw this on eBay, and it looks like a neat item.  Playing card salesman's kit with samples.  Not what I collect, but I thought someone her might be interested. 

eBay link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/291404330882?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
 

Re: Playing Card Salesman's kit from 1939-1941 on eBay
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2015, 12:04:56 AM »
 

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Just saw this on eBay, and it looks like a neat item.  Playing card salesman's kit with samples.  Not what I collect, but I thought someone her might be interested. 

eBay link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/291404330882?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Never heard of the "General Card Company" of Chicago before.  They look like the kind of inexpensive bridge decks I used to see in stationery stores a lot as a child.
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Re: Playing Card Salesman's kit from 1939-1941 on eBay
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2015, 08:18:27 AM »
 

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Just saw this on eBay, and it looks like a neat item.  Playing card salesman's kit with samples.  Not what I collect, but I thought someone her might be interested. 

eBay link:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/291404330882?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Never heard of the "General Card Company" of Chicago before.  They look like the kind of inexpensive bridge decks I used to see in stationery stores a lot as a child.
This company was around Chicago from the mid-30's till WWII years. They produced these sample kits and sent their salesmen around door-to-door with order sheets to sell decks to households. Who were their salesmen? Generally neighbourhood teenagers, housewifes, etc. Have seen many over the years but less most recently. Illhawkeye of the 52+J club knows a lot about them.
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Re: Playing Card Salesman's kit from 1939-1941 on eBay
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2015, 09:09:22 AM »
 

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Thanks for the heads up! I bought it.
 

Re: Playing Card Salesman's kit from 1939-1941 on eBay
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2015, 02:40:56 AM »
 

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Thanks for the heads up! I bought it.

Congratulations!  I'm glad someone from the club could snap it up!
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Re: Playing Card Salesman's kit from 1939-1941 on eBay
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2015, 11:15:53 PM »
 

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About $21 with shipping. Not bad! good catch!
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Re: Playing Card Salesman's kit from 1939-1941 on eBay
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2015, 02:50:13 AM »
 

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Thanks for the heads up! I bought it.

Congrats!
I was the other bidder btw...
But ebay screwed me up about some bidding system, saying i can't bid anymore as i am already the highest bidder in one other auction. (still checking with ebay about this).

Anyway really nice find in my opinion.  :D
 

Re: Playing Card Salesman's kit from 1939-1941 on eBay
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 09:47:51 AM »
 

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That is a great deal. PurpleIce seems to have gotten screwed by an ever more complex and difficult to deal with eBay.Gotten to hate them.
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