Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Birds and the Bees: Jokers!

 In the old days (before this article was written), I had a "flyers" section in my joker collection. There are now three sections: The Birds and Bees plus the  Butterfly  and the  Dragon Jokers.  And now, the bees have their own section which make four subsections of flyers.

First the birds, starting with the most beautiful peacock joker along with some roosters and turkey.

Here's some wild birds including an owl, a turkey vulture, and a blue turaco.
More aggressive birds include eagles, hunting birds, but somehow two little songbirds snuck in. One eagle appears to have two heads! Others wear crowns. Symbols?
More eagles! But the one in the bottom in the middle is more of a <name of that type of bird?>. There's less verisimilitude with these than the photos on the previous page. These are simple drawings or engravings.  
More simple artwork. Several are clearly bats, one is bat-like. One is loonie and there's a pelican, a bird that I see a lot of everyday but tend to only recognize when they are standing, not flying. Flying, they are elegant.

The bottom middle below has another of those birds whose name I cannot think of.

These birds are pretty cartoony but have made it into the bird section, not the cartoon section, because they are not established cartoon characters.

Parrots! Plus a vulture and secretary bird. Is the top right a toucan?

And onto the buzz buzz BEES! These are mostly variations on the famous BirdBoy joker used on the Bee Cards.

  1. Other Animal Jokers 
  2. Animals: Flyers - Bee Boy
    Animals: Flyers - Bee Boy
    1. Cats  or  Dogs 
    2. Flyers: Bees, Birds, OwlsButterflies  & Dragons 
    3. Horses , zebras, donkeys, giraffes, flying horses ...
    4. Monkeys, bears, and others with paws 
    5. Animals with antlers, horns, and tusks
    6. Reptiles, amphibians, sea creatures  

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