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Published March 24, 2023 Updated March 24, 2023

Old Bachelor™

The 90’s version of Old Maid with illustrations by Susan Wise.

1994 USA Cartamundi University Games Susan Wise Trades & Professions Card Games Old Maid Add to Collection

Susan Wise’s illustrations for this 1990s version of Old Maid are great artworks in themselves – colourful, detailed, amusing and acutely observed. All the pairs of oversize cards of course show female figures, each one named at the foot. The Old Bachelor is losing his hair and has a heart-shaped picture of ‘Mom’ on his dressing table. Rules for play are included. See the box

Old Bachelor™ card game made by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, for University Games, San Francisco, CA, USA, 1994 Old Bachelor™ card game made by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, for University Games, San Francisco, CA, USA, 1994 Old Bachelor™ card game made by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, for University Games, San Francisco, CA, USA, 1994 Old Bachelor™ card game made by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, for University Games, San Francisco, CA, USA, 1994

Above: Old Bachelor™ card game made by Carta Mundi, Turnhout, Belgium, for University Games, San Francisco, CA, USA, 1994. 41 cards + 1 rules card in tuck box. Size: 76 x 127 mm. ©1994 University Games.

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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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