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Published July 18, 2014 Updated August 18, 2022

Who Knows?

Who Knows? game of questions and answers produced by Adolf Sala Games, Berlin, c.1900.

1900 Germany United Kingdom Adolf Sala Education Questions Card Games Suits Add to Collection

Who Knows? game of questions and answers by Adolf Sala Games, printed in Germany, c.1900. The questions and answers are in English but still very German, probably also produced in other language editions. The eight sets of six cards each have the same illustrations but with different suit symbols. Produced using the highest quality card and litho printing. See the Rules

See also Humouristic Quartett

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Who Knows? game of question and answer by Adolf Sala Games, c.1900 Who Knows? game of question and answer by Adolf Sala Games, c.1900 Who Knows? game of question and answer by Adolf Sala Games, c.1900 Who Knows? game of question and answer by Adolf Sala Games, c.1900

Above: Who Knows? game of question and answer by Adolf Sala Games, c.1900. 48 cards + rules booklet in box.

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By Rex Pitts (1940-2021)

Member since January 30, 2009

Rex's main interest was in card games, because, he said, they were cheap and easy to get hold of in his early days of collecting. He is well known for his extensive knowledge of Pepys games and his book is on the bookshelves of many.

His other interest was non-standard playing cards. He also had collections of sheet music, music CDs, models of London buses, London Transport timetables and maps and other objects that intrigued him.

Rex had a chequered career at school. He was expelled twice, on one occasion for smoking! Despite this he trained as a radio engineer and worked for the BBC in the World Service.

Later he moved into sales and worked for a firm that made all kinds of packaging, a job he enjoyed until his retirement. He became an expert on boxes and would always investigate those that held his cards. He could always recognize a box made for Pepys, which were the same as those of Alf Cooke’s Universal Playing Card Company, who printed the card games. This interest changed into an ability to make and mend boxes, which he did with great dexterity. He loved this kind of handicraft work.

His dexterity of hand and eye soon led to his making card games of his own design. He spent hours and hours carefully cutting them out and colouring them by hand.


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