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Published June 22, 2022 Updated October 29, 2022

Bush Cards – The Second Term

Playing cards slanted to the right, issued to mark George W. Bush’s second term of office.

2005 USA No Props Commemorative Humour Political Add to Collection

President George W. Bush and 51 of his political allies and associates are featured in this pack. Each portrait photo carries text beneath, highlighting some of the not-so-clever remarks uttered by each character. The cards are parallelogram-shaped or, as it states on the box, “….. slanted to the right!!”. The unusual shape actually makes the cards quite easy to hold. Bush also appears on the reverse, within a border of rockets (or bombs?) and oil rigs. See the box

Bush Cards – The Second Term, 2005 Bush Cards – The Second Term, 2005

Above: Bush Cards – The Second Term published by No Props, Inc., New York, U.S.A., 2005. 52 cards + 2 Jokers in tuck box. Printed in India.

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By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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