Saturday, 16 April 2011 07:22

Jokers - collection

 

    The word "joker" is used more in English, translating it as "joker", "funny man" or "joker"("Romanian-English Dictionary" by Leon and Andrew Levitchi Bantaş, Scientific and Encyclopedic Publishing House, Bucharest , 1984).

    Worldwide Joker is a special card of great value in games in which it is included. But not all card games use the joker, so it always remains unused: Here's a "serious" reason to collect more of them. Thus, out of some isolated  and sometimes unnecessary cards may result a slightly bizarre collection.

    In most cases the joker is the card game that features a comic, a clown, a harlequin, a sympathetic and appealing image, so you are tempted to keep it. In the last decades different jokers have hit the market.

    I gathered 295 joker cards with 124 different features in a box and then in a wooden box. There was the temptation to also compare the back of the cards and I counted 93 different designs. There are also small cards, I do not know why (?). I gathered eight different types. (This inventory is made on 10 April 2011).

- Usually harlequins:

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- animals:

 

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- advertisements featuring museum pieces, maps, photos of towns, game rules: 

 

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Their reverse is also interesting:

 

- classic designs:

 

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- images with countriesi, souvenirs, companies, cigaretes, military equipment for camouflage in the desert!! (last one)

 

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- film characters:

 

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Small cards: they are about half the size of normal cards; they are difficult to use even by children. (Perhaps they are made for advertisement purposses):

 

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