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A Glimpse at Popular Culture as seen by The Ladies Who Lunch - Over 950 Bridge Tallies and Place Cards . ..1920s-1940s
A Glimpse at Popular Culture as seen by The Ladies Who Lunch - Over 950 Bridge Tallies and Place Cards . ..1920s-1940s

Price: $4,100.00

Product Code: 28000911

A 30 plus year collection of die-cut bridge tallies and place cards shedding light on popular culture and social norms of those with leisure time to enjoy such activities as playing bridge or attending luncheons.  Predominantly in strong Art Deco influenced colors. The cards in the collection are unique within the collection meaning there is only one of each type, with the exception of a few boxed set with duplicate cards.  Approximately two-thirds of the collection is bridge tally related. The cards are predominantly from the 1920s-1940s. Manufacturers The predominant manufacturers are Ameri-Card, American Bridge League, American Colortype Co., Buzza, Chas S. Clark Co., Gibson, Hallmark, P. F. Volland, Rust Craft, The Henderson Line, miscellaneous others and of course some without makers.  the other companies include Susie Q, ,Amst. Ptg. & Litho Co, Amsterdam NY, Norcross, The Martin-Senour Co., The Meetemall System by the Rose Company, Fran Van Vyncki (self published), The AmeTDC - Amery, WI, marked  Germany, CCC, Yorkraft , U. S. Playing Card Co. 2  Unique - The Line, made by Masters, Congress Designer Series, Dennison, Buzza Cardoza, Gordon Fraser, UK, V. J. Originals, Dayton OH, Stretchum, Pat. Appl. For. , "9 Tallies, 3 Score Pads", The American Tobacco Co., Inc. New York. Whitman Publishing Co., Playemall System Rose Co 1938, The House of Colgate, The Gibson Art Co., Printed in France , Craftacres by the Buzza Co. 1924, Raphael Tuck, Made in Japan, W.W., Dutton, Bavaria, Hautecoeur, Paris and Whitney Made.   The collection also includes hand made cards and boxed sets, as referenced above.   Place Cards - 234 Avant Garde dinner party Bathing Beauties Box Set - Dennison Butterflies & Birds Card Suits Caricatures with Captions Children Children - Hand Colored and Cut-out Ethnic Cultural - Asian Ethnic Cultural - Chinese Ethnic Cultural - Dutch Ethnic Cultural -Misc. Fans Fantasy: Flower People Fantasy: Handmade Watercolor Women with Flower Umbrellas Femme Fatale with Feathers Flowers Hand colored Pith Paper Chinese Characters Handmade Watercolor: Miscellaneous Hats & Baskets with Flowers Holiday - Misc. Holiday - St. Patricks Lithe Women with Dogs Night on the Town Patriotic Raphael Tuck Sports - Football Victorian Imagery Wedding - Misc. Whimsy Woman with Flowers Women with Parasols and Hats Worldly Women Score Pads - 55 Advertising - Seventeen Buzza Novelties Score Pads - Score Pads - Gibson Score Pads - Miscellaneous Score Pads - P. F. Volland Co. Sets - Boxed - 133 (tallies or cards in sets) 4 Table Tally Tale-Teller with Fortune Teller Boxed set - 50 unused Tally Cards Boxed Set - Pirate Tallie Boxed Set - The  Butterfly Bridge Ensemble Boxed St - Working on a Movie Tally-Hula Travel Bridge Every-Player-Your -Partner System Adds "PEP" Fascination and Enjoyment to Progressive Bridge - 3 Table Set Twelve Different Volland Colonial Girl Place Cards - Place Cards with Charm... and Dignity Sets - No Box - 68 (tallies or cards in sets) Set - Golfers Sets - From Nature Sets - Women Sets - Women with Hats Tallies - 478 Advertising - Campbell's Soup Kids Advertising - Lucky Strike Cigarettes Advertising - Miscellaneous Products Advertising Angelus-Campfire Marshmallows - Stretchums Animals - Dogs Animals - Miscellaneous, Birds & Butterflies Baby Showers Card Shape Children Coquettes Couples Ethnicity and Culture Flowers Harlequins Holiday - Halloween Holiday - St. Patrick's Day Holiday Miscellaneous Kewpies Men Nature & Landscapes Objects Oh Those Gibson Girls Old Fashion Gals Patriotic Silhouettes Sophisticated/ Worldly Women Tallies with Applied Elements from Nature Wedding Women with Hats Women's Work Items of Note Among the tallies and place cards are a few groups of particular note including: An array of advertising bridge tallies for Campbell's Soup Kids, Angelus Campfire Marshmallows, White Castle Drive-in Coca-Cola and of note a collection with the collection of 74 Lucky Strike cigarette bridge. All tallies were designed to have one or more Lucky Strike cigarettes inserted through the slots to complete the scene. 34 die-cut celebrity tallies with large photographic images of the individual with caricature bodies. Each individual is identified on the reverse. Directions for assembly at base on front.  30 die-cut caricatures including card players, ethnicity and culture, women's work and occupations. Bridge Score Pads by Buzza Novelties - A stylized Asian women on the cover of the pad with four (4) removable "hair pins" at the top which are actually the tallies. The second is a boxed score pad with a die-cut woman holding a bird Boxed Set - Tally-Hula - Applied litho cover tourist trying to remove the Hula dancers skirt. Within the box is a 15 1/2" hula dancer.  The string ties of the tallies enhanced the "grass" of her skirt. The tallies when removed from the skirt align to create a silhouette image of hula dancers frolicking on the beach.  Minimal wear. Boxed Set - 4 Table Tally Tale-Taller Future Teller  by Craftacres by Buzza - An 11" high die-cut 3-D fortune Teller, who can actually hold a tally (fortune included) Includes instructions and sixteen tallies with fortunes on the front and tally cards on reverse.   Place Cards - Femme Fatale with Feathers - Hand colored and decorated with applied glitter and  feathers.  One scantily clad women holds a giant champagne glass with two types of feather overhead, another is bathing in a glass of champagne. The other two more reserved and elegant.  Tallest 7". Place Cards - Fantasy: Handmade Watercolor Women with Flower Umbrellas - Each unique artwork is 3 1/2" and depict different women all dressed in pink and blue using a pink, mostly rose variations as umbrellas. All on light pink bases.  Designed to stand on base.  One base lacking.   Found in box dated 1912 with "12 Pink Ball of Girl Place Cards". Categories and Social Characteristics or Similar Identifiers The collection includes the following categories and social characteristics To view a database with collection specifics click HERE To view Images click: .