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2003/111/15 Playing cards, 'The Dukes of Hazzard', with packaging, card / plastic, publisehed by International Games Inc, Joliet, Illinois, United States of America, 1981. Click to enlarge.

Playing cards from the TV show 'The Dukes of Hazzard'

Made
Produced by Warner Bros. Television, 'The Dukes of Hazzard' originally aired from 1979-1985 on the American CBS network. The show is about the Duke family, who live in Hazzard County in the hills of Georgia, and fight the system, mainly the crooked county boss and sheriff. Its major attraction was a car named General Lee.

These playing cards come from a group of 3000 toys that was auctioned on 8 and 9 September 2002 by Goodman's at Double Bay. The toys, nearly all officially licensed …

Summary

Object No.

2003/111/15

Object Statement

Playing cards, 'The Dukes of Hazzard', with packaging, card / plastic, publisehed by International Games Inc, Joliet, Illinois, United States of America, 1981

Physical Description

Consists of a deck of playing cards contained within its original red cardboard box and sealed in clear plastic wrap. The box has a colour illustration of the cast of the television series 'The Dukes of Hazzard' and a red car. The text 'The Dukes of Hazzard Card Game' is printed on the front of the box in white text. The reverse side of the box has small colour illustrations of the playing cards.

Marks

'Distributed by / VALENTINE GREETINGS / under the authority of / I.G.I. Limited / THE / DUKES / OF / HAZZARD* / FROM THE / MAKERS OF / UNO® / CARD GAME / *Indicates Trademark of Warner Bros. Inc. © 1981' is printed on the front of the packaging.
'Distributed by Valentine Greetings / 50-54 Clayton Road, North Clayton, Victoria, 3168 / Under the Authority of I.G.I. Limited' is printed on the side of the packaging.

Dimensions

Height

117 mm

Width

90 mm

Depth

17 mm

Production

History

Owned

Notes

The playing cards were part of a collection of over 3000 toys accumulated by Barry Woodley between 1980 and 2002. Woodley began collecting seriously at the age of 17. He was consistent in his approach, collecting only toy vehicles and robots licensed from television, film and other media such as comic books, that were in mint condition and in their original packaging. Woodley collected for his own pleasure and did not open the toys or play with them. The playing cards were sold with the rest of the Woodley collection by Goodman's auctioneers in 2002.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased, 2003

Acquisition Date

11 July 2003

Cite this Object

Harvard

Playing cards from the TV show 'The Dukes of Hazzard' 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 October 2021, <https://ma.as/11814>

Wikipedia

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