Posted 3 years ago
I have these cards, passed along to me through my parents and their parents. This is an unopened pack, so I actually have no idea what the cards look like and what they entail (perhaps a game in of itself). To boot, I cannot find any information about the cards themselves.
You can clearly see "Ullom's Games, Inc." written along the side, as well as the company being based in Rogersville, PA. Searching the web, I have found copyrights dated Jan 15, 1935 via a Victor Hudson Ullom for "Dragonnet, the miracle of playing cards," as well as a copyright for musical compositions, titled "Do you play Dragonnet; w and melody" in July 13 1934. Ullom's Games, Inc. was reportedly founded on April 19, 1956. I can find little information about Victor Ullom, besides him appearing to be a WWI veteran and being buried in Center, PA.
On the top of the card pack there is a United States Tax Stamp, with the text "1 Pack; US.Int.Rev," which confirms the cards pre-date 1965. This particular stamp suggests the deck is likely dated between 1940 to 1965, which coincides with the establishment of the company (50's and 60's).
I am very intrigued by these cards, and was wondering if anyone here might have any insights into where these cards might come from or how I can go about finding more information.