Friday, July 13, 2012

Collecting Vintage Bridge Tally Cards

Art Deco Bridge Tally Cards Popular Among Collectors And Crafters   

Vintage Deco Flapper Bridge Tally--Just SwellThe graphics on 1920s-1930s Bridge Tally cards are so beautiful that these fabulous cards used to keep score in Bridge games with  multiple players are in demand. While you will find  that these cards were made with numerous themes and patterns, die cut Art Deco versions with images of "ladies", "Flappers", "Bonnet girls", "brides" or "gentlemen" are very desirable.  Other themes are "dogs", "florals", "parties",  "the Orient", holidays and more. etc.  Colorfully, stylish and designed  with elements of the Art Deco period Bridge tally cards are mini artworks.
Deco Bridge Tally Flapper—Pleated Skirt a’Flyin’
Not only are these cards of interest to old paper collectors, but collage artists and  crafters also like these vibrant cards to use in their projects. You can find plenty of cards on or other online venues.  Bridge tally cards may come in sets or single ranging from $6:00-12.00 a card to $45.00-48.00 for a boxed set. Remember condition is everything.

 When buying paper collectibles you are evaluating whether the graphics are bright and clear. Has the paper item been used?  Are there tears or bends? Is there any writing on the face of the card? And last, is the card an original? In the age of digital reproductions,   the market is flooded with copies.

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C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

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