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Antique Card Game - Sunny Jim 1-4 - Aunt Lily each has 4 cards w/ 8 different ones w/ a brown snap case. Any ideas?

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Playing Cards204 of 255Vintage Playing Cards (1960s)twin pack of unopened Imperial playing cards in box
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Posted 6 years ago


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I found these cards at an estate we are cleaning upat an estate sale; was curious if anyone has seen them before. I've been looking at different sites for these cards on the net and so far haven't found any like them or haven't used the right combination of words to find them. Any ideas?

Each group is 1 -4 with a different quote on each one
Sunny Jim
Wong Lee
Tex Mason
Polly Armstead
Windy Wales
Aunt Lily
Bobby Benson
Bart Davis

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  1. solver solver, 6 years ago
    Originated from Bobby Benson's radio show THE H-BAR-O RANGERS, later a TV program and then comic books. The characters shown on your cards were those included in that particularly named series. What you have are the cards from the card game “Game of H-Bar-O,” issued between 1933 and 1935:

    "The success of the series was nothing short of phenomenal. Within months, the Hecker Company had to assign twelve women full-time to answer the fan mail and process the box tops of H-O Oats that were arriving daily in exchange for premiums advertised on the show: Bobby Benson code books, cereal bowls, drinking glasses, card games, etc."

    Here is the complete game, for reference purposes only:

    More info, but there is a great deal on the Internet so all of this can get you started.

  2. Sewmebug, 6 years ago
    Thank you kindly for the information on the cards; I'm missing 5 of them. I have 7 sets of 4 and 1 set of 3 -- for 31 cards, and no instructions and pretty worn and stained condition. But it is nice to know where they came from. They are cute cards.

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