Monthly Archives: January 2013

Also, things will probably be slowing up quite a bit on this blog from now on . . .

I will probably be posting on this blog much less frequently. I am not precisely running out of things to say, but, well, I have hit a lot of the highlights, and have probably accomplished a great deal of what … Continue reading

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My blog dealing with Professor Hoffmann is back, but I do not expect to post anything further on it for the time being . . .

My Hoffmann blog is back, but I am going to defer further work on it. Here is a link. —T.A.S., 1-30-13

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A few more comments about “Schnapps and Other Original Round Games,” by Professor Hoffmann, published by Goodall, 1912 — also some comments of Professor Hoffmann’s “Auction Bridge,” 1912 . . .

In an earlier post, I posted an image of the front cover of Schnapps and Other Original Round Games.  Below is an image of the title page (and inside front cover). The booklet is 80 pages long, which by any … Continue reading

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Comments on Professor Hoffmann’s “Patience With the Joker,” as published by Goodall, 1907 . . .

Professor Hoffmann’s Patience With the Joker was published on July 1, 1907 (or thereabouts), or at least that date is found on the title age.  As I discussed in an earlier post, it seems as though Hoffmann’s Patience With the … Continue reading

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Ever wonder what William Taunton (Walter Pelham) looked like? Or John Leighton (Luke Limner)?

Here is a link to an article that includes an image of John Leighton (Luke Limner): A link to the article. The portrait is about eight pages from the end of the article. Below is a portrait of Walter Pelham … Continue reading

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Further comments based on Mike Goodall’s article on William Taunton . . .

In earlier posts, for example the one linked-to here, I discussed Mike Goodall’s article on William Taunton (Walter Pelham), which appeared in The Playing-Card in 2006.  That article, with its accompanying illustrations, was quite an eye-opener to me regarding Taunton, … Continue reading

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A few more observations about William Taunton, and John Leighton, as well . . .

If you have been following the posts on William Taunton so far, you may be thinking, “Poor Tom, he thinks that everything was designed by William Taunton.” But no, I don’t. As a matter of fact, I have simply selected … Continue reading

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