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Need Help Identifying 1960s Japanese Menko Western Stars Cards

May 4 2017 at 3:07 PM
Greg Schwartz  (Login MelloMint)

Hi,

I post from time to time on the Vintage Baseball side. I could use some help identifying these www.botn.com/images/menkos.jpg 1960s Menkos. I know the names of the stars but would love to know more about the issue. They measure approx 2 3/32 x 3 1/2. Thanks, Greg

 
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Steve
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Re: Need Help Identifying 1960s Japanese Menko Western Stars Cards

May 4 2017, 3:39 PM 

Can you post a picture of the backs?

 
 
Greg Schwartz
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Re: Need Help Identifying 1960s Japanese Menko Western Stars Cards

May 4 2017, 6:14 PM 

That scan shows the backs and fronts of 5 different cards. Thanks, Greg

 
 

Anonymous
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Re: Need Help Identifying 1960s Japanese Menko Western Stars Cards

May 4 2017, 7:12 PM 

Most likely it would be considered an anonymous issue, unless a display box has turned up with identifying marks of the publisher.

With some effort, you could probably narrow the set to a couple movies and get a better approximation of the date of the cards.

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: Need Help Identifying 1960s Japanese Menko Western Stars Cards

May 4 2017, 7:29 PM 

Thanks for the input. Will see what I can dig up.

 
 

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Try............

May 5 2017, 8:46 AM 

Greg..........try Robert Klevins I believe his name is at http://www.prestigecollectiblesauction.com/
He's a Japanese card expert. Email is auction@prestigecollectibles.com
Good luck!

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: Need Help Identifying 1960s Japanese Menko Western Stars Cards

May 5 2017, 12:10 PM 

Thanks for the suggestion. I will check with him.

Greg

 
 
Anonymous
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Re: Need Help Identifying 1960s Japanese Menko Western Stars Cards

May 5 2017, 5:53 PM 

I contacted Dennis King and he was able to tell me these are bromides, not menkos, and they were issued by a company called Marusan. Fortunately I was able to provide a scan of the pack these came out of and Robert Klevins was able to translate all of the writing and confirmed that these are most likely bromides and were issued by Marusan. Want to thank everyone for helping out. Greg

 
 
 
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