Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Stringed Instruments

How many different jokers do you think there are in the world that have string instruments in them?

I have about 55 different stringed instrument jokers. (Plus 20 that are in the upside down section which I describe in the article below).

I expect that I have about 5% of the different jokers in the world. That means that there might be one thousand different jokers with stringed instruments on Earth.

Or more! Or less. Who is to say?  Anywho, lets starts off with this joker with a great hat and a lute.

This post starts with a selection of my favorite two dozen of the stringed joker musicians. The next  one has a royal or court jestor playing something like a cello.
This next joker has a guy wearing maybe a Roman toga while carrying a lyre.

Another lyre? Tiny harp?

Next one: "Saga" ~ Piatnik ~ 1977.

WHOA, that last one was playing the stringed shovel? Before we continue, I should mention that are about 20 stringed jokers which I have in the topsy turvy section of my collection but I'll cross list them here.  

And now back to the pure string section...

I love these next two playing their banjos and singing alone. I wish I could hear what they're singing. Any ideas?

This next joker is probably singing in Latin along with his mandolin. I hate Latin.

Where is this guy with the mustache and hair from? And what's the name of his stringed instrument? Please answer in the comment (and win two free jokers from me from my vast assortment of duplicates!)

Is he singing the old La Cucarachas song

I'd like to end with this masked jester who dances, sings, plays his instrument, and probably jokes around too.  He is in the music section but he could easily have been put in the section for jokers with masks! 

Here's the collection of musical stringed instrument jokers in their pages.

Want to see the original post on musical jokers from the summer of 2017?

  Perhaps you'd like to see Elvis Jokers!
Or dancing jesters?
Or performing jesters

Or, are you interested in trading with me? I'm not a great trader due to some organizational challenges. I prefer to buy jokers since its simpler but I'm starting to get organized to trade also.  Jokers for trade  

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Snoopy and Charlie Brown Jokers

Charles Shultz Peanut's cartoons and characters are as big a cultural event as they get. I have 18 different Peanuts themed jokers.

This was part of the cartoon section of the joker card collection which has gotten to large so I've split it into subsections.

I'm starting with Snoopy jokers which I have a lot of. But even more than Snoopy the dog, I have Woodstock the bird. It seems odd  to me that of my 18 Peanuts jokers, only 2 have Charlie Brown on them. Eight have Woodstock, seven have Snoopy (two have both Woodstock and Snoopy ). One has Charlie Brown’s little sister Sally. Were the license fees tiered so Woodstock cost less? How much would it have cost to put Lucy on a joker?

Is my memory correct, is this bird known as Woodstock? He turns out to be the most popular character to put on jokers. Why?

 And now back to Snoopy!

Now here are two that are kept in the Christmas section of the collection.

And here are the ensemble shots of my Peanuts (really mostly Snoopy and Woodstock) jokers.

Related sections of the joker collection include:

The Dogs and Cats Jokers  
The Real People jokers - includes politicians, film stars, Elvis, etc