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1890s JOVIAL FAMILIES Childrens GAME Card MISS DUCKSEYE

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1890s JOVIAL FAMILIES Children's Playing Card "MISS DUCKSEYE THE POULTERER'S DAUGHTER" DESCRIPTION seaside collectibles is happy to bring you this delightful ephemera from 1890s England. It is a single playing card from a children's card game called Jovial Families. Each card is a lithograph in bright colors that has high quality hand colored detailing. Each card have a distinct personality, as do all of our family members! There are 40 cards in total - 10 "families" with 4 people to each. Unfortunately, our card deck is incomplete - you can say that we're not playing with a full deck -- so the individual or a group of cards are perfect for framing, greeting card embellishments, altered books, calling cards, gag gifts or any number of artistic uses. CHARACTER / SUBJECT MISS DUCKSEYE SITS AND PLUCKS A CHICKEN ... FEATHERS FLYING ... USE / AGE Children's card game. Late 19th Century - Early 20th Century. Specifically between 1890 and 1910. DIMENSIONS 3 5/8 " x 2 1/2 " CONDITION EXCELLENT. The image is very crisp and clear and the card has light smudges. Edges are all softly bumped. Printed on back in blue with logo design of the A. Collier Company (London. est 1863). This card from the deck is in remarkable condition for a children's game and collectible ephemera that is over 100 years old. ABOUT Jovial Families Playing Cards by A Collier London The A. Collier Company of London was established in 1863 and produced a card game called Jovial Families which was produced around the turn of the 20th century, between 1890 and 1910. The characters of Jovial Familiesare remenicent of the popular 1860 card game produced by a well known 19th century maker publisher of games, John Jaques Son Limited of Kirbt Street, London, EC1. The game was called Happy Families which had the original characters that were based on or drawn by Sir John Tenniel, who was best known for his illustrations of the Alice in Wonderland books by Lewis Carroll. These artistic parallels can be seen in the comical (and sometimes grotesque) characters of the Jovial Families. How do you play? Four game players get ten shuffled cards each. The aim is to collect complete sets by requesting cards from the other players. Either one receives or forfeits a card on each turn. A player's turn lasts for as long as they are receiving cards. The winner is the person who collects the most sets. The names of the Jovial families are: Goldfinder - Banker, Scaley - Fishmonger, Cowhide - Milkman, Duckseye - Poulterer (brit. a dealer in poultry and game), Frogswool - Artist, Shiner - Hatter, Nobleshot - Farmer, Plumstone - Grocer (brit. also called purveyor), Trufitt - Tailor the Cutbush Family - Gardener "CHILDREN'S CARD GAMES have been somewhat neglected in the past, which make them a valuable collectible of the future. Antique and vintage children's card games used to be produced to very high quality, both in the materials used and the design and printing. Cards specifically designed for the amusement and education of children did not appear until the second half of the 18th century. The early children's card games tended to have pictorial themes rather than the numerical format we are familiar with today. A huge variety of card games has been devised over the years, the best known of which are Happy Families or Quartet games which involve completing sets of cards and declaring these to win the game. However, cards have also been used to tell fairy tales, ask and answer questions, illustrated nature, animals, places, to teach foreign languages, to foster early learning with numbers, spelling, currency, telling the time, and so on. Learning the ideals of good behaviour came to be regarded very important: the precepts were often found as proverbs or morals on cards, just as they were reproduced in the children annuals of the day and in messages from the pulpit." --WOPC [edit] CATEGORIES Ephemera Vintage Anitque 1890 1900 1910 Greetings Traditional Humor Celebration s Paper Framed Art Child Children Recreation Social Values Occupation Clip Art Art Music Poerty Curiosities Character Caricature Early Pastimes History British Victorian Edwardian Imagination Make Believe Friends Family Siblings Brother Sister Mother Father Gift ware The Golden Age Collectibles Offset Itagalio Lithograph Food Shop keeper Chicken s Butcher Bird Fowl Plucking Feather s Eats Thanksgiving Bountiful Harvest Supper time Collecting Collectable ref: JOV_30 Thanks for dropping by and please take the time to view our other sales, which include vintage prints, lithographs, heirloom collectibles, first edition books, vintage glass porcelain, as well as many other interesting and unusual collectibles. NO RESERVE! Payment Options: ECheck. MasterCard, American Express or Visa Credit Card through PayPal. Shipping Options: More than one item awarded from us at seaside*collectibles? We'll consolidate all of the shipping costs in this bid period. Shipping/handling charges include USPS First Class. USPS Priority, Federal Express delivery and insurance are optional. International bidders are welcome. Customer Service Shipping Policy: Winning bidder pays actual shipping fees. International rates will be based on location and preferred shipping method. Payment must be received from buyer within 10 days after the close of the sale as per requirements. California Residents pay 9.25% Sales tax. Items lost or damaged in transit are the buyer/carrier responsibility. All shipping and optional insurance costs are to be prepaid by the buyer. Our goal at seaside*collectibles is to provide a first-rate product, excellent customer service and satisfaction. Our Customer Promise. All items as described and well packaged for shipping. We want you to visit our sale site again and again. Any inquiries? Please email us. WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR OTHER AUCTIONS!!! All contents photographs copyrightร‚ 2000-9 Seaside Collectibles. All rights reserved.
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