Squadron Scramble, a children's card game that was popular during WWII. The motto, "Start'em Flying - Keep'em Flying" sets the mood of the game. Each card has a different plane with it's type and a description. Some examples of the planes are the Lockheed P-38E, Republic P-47, and the Consolidated B-24D.
A 1940s deck of cards with a picture of Dutch Windmills on the backs. It's unknown whether these cards came in this box but it looks doubtful.
A very nice and compact Drueke Chess Set from the 1950s, purchased sometime between summer of 1953 and summer of 1955. The Drueke Company has an interesting history and is very well known for their quality games. 1914 (c) - William F. Drueke (founder of The Drueke Company) started supplying Marshall Fields' store in Chicago with wooden chess sets and chess pieces. At that time, Grand Rapids was famous worldwide for its skilled wood turners, hand carvers and craftsman wood workers. 1941 - The Drueke Company settled at 601 Third Street, Grand Rapids, MI after moving it's chess producing factory three times. pre 1954 - The first plastic molds were made and our game parts were contracted out. 1954 - The Drueke company purchased the first of three plastic injection molding machines to manufacture plastic game parts. The plastic game parts we now offer such as our interlocking poker chips, chess sets and cribbage pegs are considered the standard by which all other plastic pieces are judged. 1990 - Drueke was purchased by The Carrom Company of Ludington, MI and all Drueke game manufacturing was moved to the Carrom production facility. Visit the Drueke site: Drueke and read more about their history and many years of making quality products.
New York, Statue of Liberty Duratone Playing Cards by Arrco Playing Card Co., Chicago
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