Art Deco bridge tally, from the 1930s used to advertise W. Earl Ewart's printing business in Birmingham, Alabama. The top has a theater style crest of red, black and blue gray. Surrounding that is a red boarder with black hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades. The side boarders are black with blue gray swirls.
The advertisement on the top reads:
Mr. Business Man:
Let ME supply YOU with BRIDGE
Score Pads, CALENDARS, FANS, or other useful “Business Builder” Specialities for YOUR Business. They Please OLD, and Win NEW Customers.
W. EARL EWART
“Good-Will Advertising” Builds Business
1416 SO. 22nd ST.
There are 7 pads available, each sold separately, but in this one listing. Each is in similar condition – soiled with rusty staples (most have stains around the staples) and some edge wear.
The score pads are stapled on and the staples have rusted. None have been used. The back has rules for the New Contract Bridge Scoring effective April 1st, 1935. Underneath the stapled score pad is the rules for Auction Bridge Scoring.