Mary has scanned her collection of antique Logomachy game cards and she wants to share them with you. "The graphics, colors and illustrations on these cards make them memorable - everyone who sees them wants their own," says Mary. She adds, this alphabet game originated in 1874 and continued to be popular up to 1900. There are multiple versions of the cards; I have 4 different styles in my collection, each is included here. Three of the sets follow the same pattern - one style of card for each letter, except for 6 "prize" cards which each have their own design. Two of the sets have a framed bird image; one in black and white, the other is beautifully colored. The third set pictures a little girl watching a bird on a branch outside her window. The final set has different Victorian images on each card, many children and couples, very pretty. There are 114 images in all: each alphabet letter from each of the 4 sets, plus images from the backs of 7 different decks.
Altered Logomachy Images
You'll also receive altered versions of both framed bird styles from Mary, each with the letter removed. This collection of images shows the actual cards in her collection. Most are in excellent condition, some are a bit faded and you may find an occasional smudge or worn edge visible, just as if you had the card in your hand.