Sunday, August 31, 2008

Kansas City's Antiques & Collectibles Show ~ Purchases

As I had taken quite a few photos at last weeks antiques & collectibles show, I decided to break my postings down into several smaller ones rather than one giant one. Below are most of the things I ended up buying ~ at least the ones that I managed to get a good photograph of!

{miscellaneous buckles and a brass scottie stamping}

{antique albums & picture frames}

{interior album page}

{another interior album page ~ beautiful graphics!}

{vintage photos ~ photo on left has woodburned detail on frame ~ kind of strange}

{religious mass cards? game?}

I really can't figure out what these cards were used for ~ I just loved the graphics on them and thought they were quite unique. The word at the top of the card seems to have little relationship to either the image below or the saying at the bottom of the card. There is a whole deck of cards ~ some with the same image ~ the backs are plain ~ the cards seem pretty old.

Has anyone seen this sort of thing or know anything about these? I'd love to know more, but don't even know what to call them in order to do a search....

3 comments:

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Maybe ink blotters for those leaky pens they used to use?

Stephanie said...

There was an article in the New Yorker not long ago about the original Game of Life, invented by Milton Bradley in 1860. Apparently, it had a lot to do with virtues and vices. Maybe the cards belong to an old set? The full article isn't online, but here is an abstract:
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/05/21/070521fa_fact_lepore

Recycled Rita said...

I think they might have to do with fortune telling....probably more for kids than real fortune telling...very interesting!
YOu got some wonderful things! Lucky you! karen...
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