Wonderful advertising deck "produced" in Australia c.1978 by O. King P/L of Melbourne for a company called, "Tasbuy," with the slogan, "Takes the Gamble out of Tasmania." It appears that "Tasbuy" was an entity that sold or arranged for advertising space on a television network(s) that serviced Tasmania. The deck extols the advantages of advertising on Tasbuy's station(s) instead of stations based in Melbourne, Newcastle or other stations in southern Australia. Some of the cards contain statistics about Tasmania, and these statistics date to the years 1976-1977. Accordingly, I have dated the deck c.1978.
The deck has 52 cards, plus 1 Joker, each with an illustration and a factoid about Tasmania or Tasbuy. The deck also has 3 backed cards that can be used to contact Tasbuy about advertising time. The illustrations are typically humorous. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 58mm, and come in the original box.
The cards are in excellent condition, lightly used if at all. The box is also in excellent condition, with slight shelf wear.
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