Sunday, May 13, 2018

Jokers Featuring Playing Cards

Admittedly, all joker playing cards have something to do with cards. By definition.  But I have discerned, or determined, that there is a category of playing card jokers which feature cards and I have made this a section in my collection.  I'll start by showing three imps playing cards.

 And since these are historic jokers (but not from 1896), I'll show his back also.

This next lady is showing her petticoats which seems to almost all hearts but there are some diamonds.  No spades or clubs  (meaning no farmers or violence) under her skirt! Just love and a maybe a few gems.

 This next joker features a dandy astride the Earth with cards behind him.  A world class gambler?

This next lady is more of a critter since she has 6 arms and a pair of legs. Not to mention a very sharp stingy nose.  

Now there's a nice poker hand.

 I've built out of cards before but to be honest, never (without using tape) have I constructed more than three levels. This eight level card tower would be an amazing achievement!
eight level card tower
An eight level card tower

And here are the jokers about playing cards, all together.

I admit that I am a little troubled by this category of jokers about playing cards. For instance, aren't there some jokers from the Joker Juggling section which belong here? Great question. Very troubling. ie
Juggling or Card Section?

Also, there are some jokers from the Joker Performing section that could belong here too.   This one for instance is performing a magic trick. Should he be in the performing or card section?
Performing or Card Section?

So much to think about. Anyone have any thoughts on joker taxonomy to help move me along?

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  1. Remember: Here are the upcoming meetings as announced on the IPCS website:

    Saturday 9 June 2018 – Turnhout, Belgium
    Annual trading session of the Belgium group in the museum..That's today!!!

    28 to 30 September 2018 – Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
    IPCS Convention (Is it English or German?)

    The annual convention of the IPCS will take place at both the Deutsches Spielkartenmuseum (registration, trading tables, games session, auction) and the Stadtmuseum (welcome, lectures, AGM, exhibition). In addition to talks, trading session and the convention dinner, this convention will feature a visit to the exhibition “Majestäten, Fürsten, Präsidenten – Regierungen kommen und gehen – Kartenkönige bleiben bestehen” at the Stadtmuseum, Hauptstraße 79, Echterdingen.
    a guest program with a trip to the “Fernsehturm“.

    5 to 7 October 2018 – Salamanca, Spain

    10 to 12 October 2018 – Strongsville, USA
    Annual meeting of 52+Joker. (it's a suburb of Cleveland)

    20 to 22 September 2019 – Catania (Sicily), Italy
    IPCS Convention