Wednesday, September 11, 2019

American Jokers

These jokers are Americans, prototype Americans.

These are not the American travel jokers  (which don't have people, a different part of the collection).

They are not politicians (that's a different part of the collection).
They are not entertainers like Elvis. Or Sports Figures

An American Joker
An American Joker

Cowboy Jokers
Cowboy Jokers

These jokers are Americans, prototype Americans.

These are also not the American travel jokers  (which don't have people).

They are not politicians (that's a different part of the collection).
They are not entertainers like Elvis. Or Sports Figures

Friday, August 16, 2019

Jesters: Heads or Busts but not full-bodied

This joker section is built around only having the head and upper body, no legs! There are four subsections, the article is about the first subsection: Jokers on a Stick!

This article features jokers on sticks, several of which were designed by Randy Butterfield.  There are 29 different jokers that are the heads, no hands!

Click to see the other jokers with no bodies!

For clarity, Jokers who are simply a head or head and torso are not:
Jokers who are dancing
Jokers doing tricks or performing.
Jokers who are juggling.
Standing jokers

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Real People: Politicians

Jokers with political figures on them is a section inside the Real People part of the joker collection.  It starts with a George Bush Jr as the joker.

George Bush Junior Joker
George Bush Junior Joker

Here's a page with eight different George Bush Juniors on it plus one Bill Clinton because they are from the same deck and belong together.

Here's Al Franken and then Ted Kennedy.

Here's a mix of US and foreign politicians as jokers. It's Al Gore in the top row, George McGovern in the middle of hte middle row, and UK"s Margaret Thatcher in the middle of the bottom row.

This is a page of the bad boys of history. I don't like them.

 And some more political jokers.

I'm still having trouble identifying some fo these people, Take a look at this page with all its questions:  Questions about some real people jokers.

There are other related sections to come such as real people entertainers (like Elvis Jokers), sports, and other Real People.  Sign up for email updates

Monday, July 22, 2019

Statues on Jokers

These jokers are pictures of statues. Previously, these were in with art, history, and people. Now I've collected the statue jokers in one place.

 If you look at the top right on this page, you'll see a statue. The two to his left are part of hte same set which explains why a picture and a building are here in the architectural section.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Jokers with Swords

I'm updating my jokers with swords section first by focusing on two where the suits are designed into the picture. On the first, notice how the suits are on the shield. We know what he is fighting for.

On this one, the suits have been collected onto his sword.

Here's a video that I just made that walks you through my 85 jokers with swords.

A complete photographic update is coming soon. Here's a start:

This next fighter, outfitted more for a parade than battle, is holding a halbard in one hand and has a sheathed sword attached to his belt.

Halbard? The long weapon in this Jolly Joker's hand is a medieval pole axe used both to stab, slash, and pull horseman down from their horses. A halberd is also called a halbard, halbert or Swiss voulge). It's a two-handed pole weapon popular in the 14th and 15th centuries. The halberd consists of an axe blade topped with a spike mounted on a long shaft. It always has a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling mounted combatants. Thanks to Ronald Kruijmel of the "Joker Collectors Group" on Facebook for getting me started on researching halbards.

Halbard-Holding Jolly Joker
Halbard-Holding Jolly Joker

World Joker Soldier with a halbard

Here's a section with more modern fighters.

Bicycle Monster Playing Card Jokers
Bicycle Monster Playing Card Jokers
Bicycle Monster Playing Card Jokers

These next two jokers are in this fighter's section although they've clearly brought guns to a knife fight.   Anyone know anything about them?

Here's the back.

This last page has 9 more variations (there's two in previous pages) of this soldier with has banner and sheathed sword.

Here's the original post on jokers with swords that I'm updating here. 

Maybe jokers with swords is a type of sports joker?
Or related to standing jokers?
Or jokers of history? (OOPS, just realized that I'm years later posting about how I've split the Real People jokers inter entertainment, statues, history, and others. Stay tuned for this too!!!)