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    Posted 2 years ago

    rniederman
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    My wife collects bear themed antiques and I used to play contract bridge; yet that was long time ago and I don’t remember the game. But decades ago, I found this unusual contract bridge trump-suit indicator and couldn’t pass it up.

    About 5 inches tall and made of solid brass, it's heavy for its size. “No Trumps” and all four card suits are painted on thin pieces of celluloid (or ivorine or something similar). Just turn the knobs at the top and the indicators flip over. There are no maker’s marks or identification and my guess is it dates from the late 1800s to 1900s.

    Anyhow, it’s an enjoyable way to display bid trump suits (or no trumps) if you’re stuck at home playing contract bridge.

    Cute!

    Oh … oops … "no trumps" (LOL) … didn't realize this when I photographed … anyhow … please, no political jokes or commentary. Thx!

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    1. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks!
      vetraio50
      Vynil33rpm
    2. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks!
      fortapache
      BB2
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
    4. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks!
      AnythingObscure
      Thomas
      RichmondLori
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
      LOL!!!!! AWESOME CARDS :)
    6. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks!
      Sean
      Mrstyndall
      Ben
    7. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks, dlpetersen!
    8. mcheconi mcheconi, 1 year ago
      Apparently, it still works well :))
    9. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
      Thanks, mcheconi!
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
      LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    11. rill, 1 year ago
      I have been looking for a trumps indicator for a long time. My grandmother used to have a little brass flip one I played with as a child. We play 500 (poor man's bridge) all the time.
      I adore your little bear. If you are ever wanting to part with it I would take such loving care of the little guy. I could exchange a bear treat from Canada!
    12. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting, rill.

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