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How do I tell the age of older kem?

Discussion in 'Playing Card Collecting' started by ssanel54, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. ssanel54

    ssanel54 Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up a few older decks of KEMs off eBay. One of the decks has a date of c-61. What does that mean? Is it just 1961 with no month? The other deck in the set up is 1262. I thought the Cs were only used in older decks from the 30s or 40s. Could it be June 1941?
     
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    I did a search and found this site, among others. If this information is correct, C61 seems to be June 1931 (C=193x).
     
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    Not possible. The copyright on the design is 1935.
     
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    this was at the bottom of that page

     
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    I thought of that, JM, but if C refers to the year 2000, then C61 is difficult to parse. There is no week #61, and there is no month #61.

    I'm stumped.

    @ssanel: You might try contacting Kem customer service. Maybe they could help.
     
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    Still doesn't make sense. If c means 2000, what does 61 represent?
     
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    Missed your post Abby, but clearly great minds think alike:)
     
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    I was thinking that the C maybe was the month and 61 was the year. So March 1961
     
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    If C = 2000 and 6 = Jun and 1 = 2001, then how about Jun 2001 but that wouldn't be very old...
     
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    D is the code for 2001.
     
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