The next two are vintage jokers, perhaps a 100 years old?
And a clown on a sort of unicycle. Actually, it looks like a ball. But I thought he belonged here with the others.
Mermaids intrigue me. Do they exist and do they lure lonely sailors to a watery but ecstatic death like in the Odyssey? Do they fall in love with humans like Ariel and the mermaid in the Splash film? The ones in Harry Potter were a particularly mean strain of merpeople.
I have seventeen fish-tailed lovelies in the art section and another five in other parts of the collection.
I’ll start with a particularly lovely joker and mermaid who just this week (11/20) joined us from eBay.
This next one hadn’t even arrived yet but I’ve paid for it on eBay:
ARe there mermaids in other sections of the collection? Yes, there are. There are this pair of mer-people in the juggling section! Aren't they magnificent?
Since so many jokers feature music, I've split the musical jokers just like an orchestra into a wind section, a string section, and a percussion section . Today, to keep the jokers from a deck together (and not split across sections), I've create a new group: the ensembles (initially just trios but a few larger groups emerged, maybe some duets might appear too).
Here are mostly ensemble trios where a deck of card publishes three jokers each of which is playing a different instrument.
The wind section musical jokers start with a faun, a Medievil, and a youthful flutist.
Want to see more jokers? How about:
- Musical String Section
- Jokers: The Wind Section
- Musical Trios Ensemble Groups of Jokers
- Percussion Musical Jokers
- Famous Musicians
- Star Wars Jokers
- Juggling Jokers
- Monkey and bear jokers
Here's the framed jokers in my office. I put this set together maybe in the late 1980s (yes, I've been doing this for a long time now)!
My children have received some framed joker selections for their walls.
Many readers seem to want to know how many framed sets have been created; the Catalog shows that I've made 14 so far: