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Tally Cards

  • Imprint: A Gibson Product USA
  • 70 x 150mm (2¾ x 6in)

Two American tally cards c1930 for use with card games; the reverse was used to give details of the score, table number and couple number.

The recent Art Deco exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum acts as a reminder to ephemera collectors that the movement also influenced the design of humble items such as bookmarks, scent labels, cinema programmes and packaging.

 

 

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