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 contains around 3000 different jokers which is a fraction of the worlds' largest collections. My current projects are improved photography and organization. Truly. Amused by the jokers I am.
Monday, May 6, 2019
Jokers with Three Imps
The three imps were on one of the oldest and most treasured jokers in my collection. This joker of the three impsprobably dates from 1927. It's an old US Playing Card Joker. It features the Palmer Cox Brownies.
Three Imps on a Joker
I think the one below is a more modern version again featuring the three "Palmer Cox Brownies" who were popular cartoon characters from the late 1900s. Palmer Cox was a Canadian illustrator and author, best known for The Brownies, a series of books and comic strips about the mischievous but kindhearted fairy-like sprites. The best known of the books with the comic books in them was The Brownies, Their Book (1887).
Due to the popularity of Cox's Brownies, one of the first popular handheld cameras was named after them, the Eastman Kodak Brownie camera.
Palmer Cox Brownies Playing Cards
This modern joker features the Pep Boys: Manny, Moe, and Jack.
I don't know much about this joker but it looks modern and cheap, perhaps from China. There do seem to be the Palmer Cox Brownies, or perhaps a modern reinterpretation of them.