Thursday, May 13, 2021

Clown head jokers

My clown section got too large as it approached 150 so I split off the clown head section.  I include the other clown jokers that are paired with some of these and small odd clowns where the head dominates the picture (ie tiny bodies). 
This section gets the CLOWN heads but not the JESTER heads, they could be confused.
<insert picture to contrast clown head section, jester head section, clown section>
Without further ado: Clown heads!!! The heads of clowns on jokers!

In the middle row above, right side, there is a clown head from the joker poster. He is row 5, position H on the poster. A USPC jokers made for the Kreko Club. 1936. I think that is what this joker is but as I research it, I realized that I have more checking to do. I just read Steve Bacon's comments on a similar looking one next to one of his products for sales in Two for His Heels at Rubylane. 
This might be a good place to repeat that I'm desperately searching for a clown head joker, P.B. Ale-Portlager. USPC. 1907, 7D on the poster. Read more on the jokers I'm looking for article.


These next two were found and added on 2/27/2023. Interestingly enough, I found them in packet of jokers that I have given to my kids when they were young to play with back before I took my collection so seriously. They were a cigar box on which I had put a suit case lock and put "treasures" inside which included some two dollar bills, a cartoon I wrote about this being treasures for my treasures, some one dollar coins that are gold in color (Susan B Anthony dollars, available at banks if you reserve a roll a day in advance - ditto for the $2 bills), some family photos, and some jokers.

Here's another pair of jokers that I just added to the clown head section. Arguably, the jack in the box clown head should be in the jack in the box subsection of the jesters on the stick section so that all the jack in the boxes could be in one place. BUT, since a clown is NOT a jester AND the clown jack in the box is paired with a clear clown head, it is in this clown head section.  

And here is a photo  of my Jack in the box subsection of the jesters on the stick sectionThere are also somdog jack-in-the-boxes (sixth page). Note also that bottom row left below  is also on the Poster in the 2B spot. He is USPC for Barton Playing Card Co, c1960.

Jack in the box jokers - jesters on a stick

Where else can you find clowns in this collection?

Riding   unicycles.
These article which just has joker heads.
There are jester aheads plenty in the joker jester head section

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Ads: Space Science & Tech Jokers

Inside my advertising jokers section, there’s a subsection with space, science, and technology.

cosmos galaxy jokers

planet Earth Jokers

physics jokers

science and technology jokers

Advertising is a big theme in joker collecting. I have it organized into these subsections based on what is presented on the joker.
  1. Casinos 
  2. CigarettesDrink and Liquor,  Desserts and Candy 
  3. Coca Cola Jokers      
  4. Cars  
  5. Public Interest Messagesspace science and technology
  6. Logo type jokersGeometric Designs 162
  7. Ads          Text based jokers 150
  8. Jokers promoting playing cards
 On a personal note,  my entire life my Dad was involved in the space program including internal cooperation so I come to this area with real enthusiasm. He was a stamp collector and I have his collection of space stamps from around the world which I should figure out what to do with someday..