My contribution to modern joker collection has been pioneering and popularizing a joker organization system, a taxonomy for collectors.
Think about it, how to organize hundreds or thousands of jokers so that at a glance, I know where to check to see if I have a joker? Color organization doesn't work, neither does alphabetical order or by country or publisher since that requires enormous memorizing. So I developed a thematic visual organizational system for jokers. It's a work in progress.
Here's some of my favorite jokers (a very hard selection to make!).
|Some Favorite Jokers|
I also collect vintage educational technology. More about me: I ride my bike for exercise. I have a job. I'd like to buy jokers particularly if I can get large numbers of interesting ones. What else is money for? I'd be pleased to swap my duplicates with other collectors. I have a great sense of humor. I vote not just my narrow self-interest but for the good of the country and world. I don't buy cheap liquor. I mostly write in short declarative sentences. I learned these principles from my mom.
While I collect playing card jokers, I have picked up a few items closely related to jokers. For the record, I stay away from clowns, scary or otherwise. It's clear to me that jesters and jokers are a completely different breed from clowns. This little plastic figurine is an amazing joker or jester
Jester - Joker Model
The following is a mask of a joker which can also be found in the joker collection in the jokers with masks section. Weird!
The picture below is a rare one in that it has me, the joker collector, pictured on the blog! Enjoy this rare glimpse of the mad genius! I was in Prague in 2016 when I met this jester. I was 58.
|Joker Box - Inlaid Wood - Southern Spain|
|A Jester in Prague, Czech Republic|
|Joker Inlaid Box from the South of Spain|
|John with the HangMouse & Sciefus|
Clowning Around - What a Joker!
And here I am again. First, in costume as Batman with Catwomn at Dillard Elementary Literacy Night. Same night, I'm also with Harley Quinn and then some kids before I transformed. Miao!