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Ukrainian Jokers. Juggling!
Here's the royal cards from this deck (which oddly, lacks cards two through five). I assume the T is an ace, right?
Here's the back and one of the lowest cards in the deck:
Below is a small sampling of them. I expect soon to have the time to properly photography my jokers with a juggling them and in the meantime, here's a good sample of them. I gushed about a joker since it evoked the classical jester theme of juggling.
Then I went on a quest to find my jokers with a juggling theme. There turn out to be sixty seven different juggling jokers in the collection at this time. Here's they are:
Now if you are paying attention, you'll realize that categorizing jokers properly is harder than juggling four pins while balancing on a board on a ball. For instance, should this next joker be categorized as a juggling joker (since he's juggling cards and balancing on a ball) or in the jokers featuring playing cards section? Answer: juggling card jokers get categorized as jugglers, not as card-themed jokers. Management decision!
Here's the photos of the entire juggling section: Mid January, 2019! Almost 13 full pages of juggling jokers!
The Scatterman jokers are no longer in the juggling section: Scatterman now has his own section in the collection. Here's a note from the Facebook Joker Playing Card discussion of May 17, 2018, Joop Muller explained:
The black and white joker was made by Mesmaekers from Turnhout in the 1930's. It was chosen as the standard Carta Mundi joker after the merging of the playing card divisions of Van Genechten, Biermans and Brepols. Van Genechten had already taken over Mesmaekers and had in this way acquired the rights of this joker too.
And if you don't mind, I thought I'd include a picture of yours truly (an expression that means me) doing some juggling. It was original posted on my sports blog.
For those of you who want to know what happened at the end of the video.... it turns out that I had forgotten to chew so I started to choke. Once I realized what was happening, I remembered that I use to have this same problem back in the early 1970s when I use to perform this trick. Here I am, half a century later, and I'm still forgetting to chew and swallow. Totally cracked me up! Practically make me choke to death too. And here is a quick look via video of my juggling jokers as of 9/2/2017: