Playing Card Joker Collecting, It is not who I am, it is one of the things I do. This blog, another thing that I do, displays much of my playing card joker collection. My joker card collection is approaching 5000 different jokers. I have particular fun trying to organize jokers, it's like the proverbial challenge of herding cats. Truly. Amused by the jokers I am.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
This is maybe the oldest of my Congress jokers, perhaps from 1908!.
Pink Congress Joker - Perhaps from 1908
Congress Playing Cards were first produced by the Russell & Morgan Company in 1881. They were one of the four original brands produced by Russell & Morgan. The others were Tiger (101), Sportsman (202), Army and Navy (303 and 505), and Congress (404 and 606). In 1891, the company changed its name to the US Playing Card Company. (Source: Wikipedia Article on USPCC Jan 18, 2018). The original joker from the Congress brand decks featured a Moon Fairie