standard jokers of "Assn. of American Playing Card Manufacturers", 1939-1940s
printed by "Brown&Bigelow", "USPCC", "Western Publishing Co." and may be other printers
(I don't know differences in design of B&B and WPCo. images)
Hochman didn't listed this jokers and didn't write any word about this Association. Why?
He had know!
I am monitoring Ebay about 15 years. And I saw a lot of miscomplectations: the same boxes/brands with different printers, stamps with other printers, the same designs of backs and inscriptions ("jokers", indices, etc.). And now I am sure:
"Assn. of American Playing Card Manufacturers" owned by USPCC,
but non announced due to Anti Monopolistic Law (The Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914).
Only in 1980s-90s the situation was officially corrected - members of this Association were acquired by USPCC.
|Name of joker||"B&B"||"USPCC"
(I saw with Russell ace)
|d03825j02c||d03825j02b||d03825j02d||d03825j02||j02 printed and by B&B,
j02c by WPC
|Distress Call||d03825j04b||d03825j04||d03825j04d||the same as B&B||d03825j04c|
|Between YOU and ME||d03825j06||d03825j06b||d03825j06c||the same as B&B and USPCC||d03825j06d|
|Between YOU and ME||d03825j06e|
dimension 57x89 mm.