There's a three or four digit code on all their Aces of Spades. The Bakelite cases were first, if I recall, with either a single deck or two decks side by side, stored vertically. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Many poker players feel that the new decks are inferior to the older ones made in New York before the acquisition - current-issue decks come from the plant at Erlanger, and Cincinnati before that. One thing for certain: without even looking at the emblem on the top you can tell Bakelite boxes by the weight. I don't know exactly when it happened, but eventually they dropped the Bakelite and the convenient packaging for the more modern plastic boxes that store two decks side by side, flat, making them great for bridge or poker night at the house but a lot less practical to carry around without obtaining some kind of separate case of your own. Adding insult to injury, they also had the commissioner's name misspelled on the back of every card.
Pictures are of the exact item s you will receive. It was a pocketable, portable box with what appears to be a securely-fastening lid, whereas the current issue for the last 30 years or more has been a tabletop design that doesn't stay closed on its own, with only gravity holding it in place. As Don pointed out, this AoS from a 'newer' upright case is from January, 1954. It varies too widely to say for sure, but Bakelite is the first publicly available plastic, a phenolic brittle plastic, which is why they are chipped or broken easily. The Ace was copyrighted in 1935 and the replacement card was copyrighted in 1947. My bigger reason for mentioning the cases was that the original case designs, in my opinion, are superior to the present one, regardless of what material is used for it.
Should you be moved to give positive feedback, expect thoughtful and kind positive feedback in return. Bakelite itself is rare, collectable and expensive. You see an awful lot of claims that the case is Bakelite. Combine that with the abundance of other manufacturers in the game by now and Kem isn't the shining star it once was. Choose from a range of color-coordinated two-deck sets, including Arrow, Impressions, Old Glory, and many others. The last two digits are the year of manufacture and the other digits are the month.
They were made the official deck of the World Series of Poker in 2007 with the Bicycle brand name on them and have suffered two major scandals since. But yeah, that's the date mark, and I didn't even learn of it until recently. This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. It wouldn't kill me if you just edited once in a while. I'll take a shot in the dark and say that Bakelite was used from 1935 to 1950ish, similar plastic cases in the same shape until about 1965, the simpler black plastic flat cases until about 1980 and the slip cases until 2004.
People give good money for small pieces of Bakelite these days and it's not that easy to find. Your satisfaction is guaranteed when you order Kem Playing Cards from us. And enough about Kem history. That older box design, in modern plastic, would make this a much more portable deck, something worth carrying around. Could use a good magic eraser job. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees.
Last thing: how much are they worth? Hard to say - in general they made a lot of them, not always, but most of the time. Maybe it only takes someone making a deck that's meant to be carried, like a magician's deck, under the Kem brand. Sometimes it is not, but most of the time, it probably is. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program An item that has been used previously.
It looks like this one: See Picture 1 Notice the date of the copyright - ©1935. All two-deck sets contain either one red and one blue deck, one black and one gold deck, or one green and one brown deck. Those flat side-by-side boxes aren't easy to 'pocket' and take with you, and the old ones will pull your pants off. Condition: Used, Condition: See Photos. It was probably for reasons having to do with the cellulose acetate warping if the cards are stored on their edge or something similar. Your AoS shown is from January 1954, so you were very close. The fix for the problem, considered as bizarre then as it is now, was to move the game to a more dimly-lit table where the markings were no longer visible to the players.
. Kem 7 Da vinci 4 Bicycle 2 Cartamundi 2 Copag 2 Duratone 2 Hoyle 2 Ace 1 Angel 1 Arco duratone 1 Bicycle prestige 1 Blackstone 1 Brybelly 1 Bullets playing cards 1 Canasta 1 Coleman 1 Ice playing cards 1 Imperial 1 Kem playing cards 1 Kuhlman 1 Pepsi 1 Rio 1 Royal 1 Royal playing cards 1 Stancraft 1 Stancraft products? Has two Caspari card decks with a peach branch as the artwork. For additional information or wholesale pricing on Kem Arrow Playing Cards, please call 1-800-233-0828. Thanks for looking at our listing! I suppose Kem had a 'stock' of some cases when that happened and likely chose another plastic when they ran out of them a few years later. Do they all come in Bakelite cases? Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. I suppose Kem had a 'stock' of some cases when that happened and likely chose another plastic when they ran out of them a few years later. We ship internationally and encourage buyers to use the eBay Global Shipping Program.
Pretty simple, really, and I am going to give most people the benefit of the doubt, and say it's an honest mistake. It was originally developed by a Flemish guy Leo Baekeland Belgium in New York in 1907. It was originally developed Leo Baekeland of Belgium in New York in 1907. Both are available in Regular Index and Super Index large numbers and pips. Sometimes you'll see them advertised as 1947. It wouldn't kill me if you just edited once in a while. Made entirely of Cellulose Acetate material, Kem cards are the number one choice for leading casinos and card rooms in 60 countries world wide.