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Published September 29, 2022 Updated September 29, 2022

Logger-Reno

A tribute to the logging industry with suits of trees and trucks.

1979 USA Forrest-Hen Creations Nature & Environment Add to Collection

Shades of green, yellow and black are the predominant colours in this pack created as a tribute to the modern men and women in the logging industry. The designer is a woman but her name is not revealed. There are two green suits (fir trees and trucks) and two black suits (pine trees and bulldozers). The Ace of Fir(s) is called “The Widow Maker”, while Choker Poker cards replace the Jokers. There is a pleasing unity to the designs in that the courts wear an identical colour and pattern of clothing within each suit. The double-ended design on the reverse depicts a logging scene in green. Further explanation is provided on the three extra cards. “MADE IN OREGON” is stamped on each side of the box. See the box

Logger-Reno playing cards published by Forrest-Hen Creations, 1979 Logger-Reno playing cards published by Forrest-Hen Creations, 1979 Logger-Reno playing cards published by Forrest-Hen Creations, 1979

Above: Logger-Reno 711 playing cards published by Forrest-Hen Creations, White City, Oregon, USA, 1979. Maker unknown. 52 cards + 2 Choker Poker cards + 3 extra cards in tuck box. Size: 63 x 88.5 mm. (Click on extra cards to ZOOM).

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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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I have two copies of this deck that I'm trying to find a good buyer for, is there a good place to go to sell them? I have no idea if they have much value to a collector or not.

Norman Sherfield's Avatar'

I am interested, I have a deck but no cardboard case. If you still have these how much would you want for both of them. Norman


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