In the 1930s, a series of 50 cards with bridge hands was arranged by bridge expert Milton C. Work, and packed in “Lucky Strikes Flat Fifties” tins. The hands had various glamorous images on the front: some with Miss America, some with actors and actresses of the time. The purchaser is invited to play the hand: “Try your skill first – then read bidding and play by Milton C. Work on back – to play cards, bend back out of sight – as tricks are won, press down score tabs.” As note, the bidding and play of the hands are shown on the back of each.
Listed here are 2 of the 50 cards, those numbered 47 and 35. Card No. 47 has an image of Miss America; card no. 35 has an image of actress June Collyer.
Both cards are in excellent condition; however, no. 47 (Miss America) is in better condition than no. 35 (June Collyer). The Collyer card has what appears to be an age patina, and seems to have been handled as there are very slight creases on several of the tabs.
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