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Set of 6 Art Deco Combination Table Numbers and Trump Indicators w/ Original Box, Taylor Tally Co., c.1920s (?)
Wonderful complete set of 6 art deco combination bridge table numbers and trump indicators made by Taylor Tally Co., each featuring a colorful parrot. I am not certain of the date, but note another Taylor Tally item for sale on the internet that can be reliably dated to 1910. Given the art deco look of these tallies, I have dated them c.1920s.
Each of the round parrot table numbers is backed by a concentric green cardboard that has the several trump indications on it. The parrot table number turns and reveals the suit and NT trump indications. Each is approximately 2½” in diameter. They come in the original box, and have directions for use. Frankly, it is not clear to me that the Directions apply to these table numbers. Similarly, there is a sheet of simple cardboard letters, which are mentioned in the Directions but do not appear to apply to these table numbers. It seems to me that these items – Directions and letters – are relevant to bridge tallies made by Taylor Tally, and may have been included in the box for these table numbers as a matter of course.
The tallies and box are in excellent condition, without issues of any kind.
Reference: Berman, Affordable Art Deco Graphics, pp. 22-40
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