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I reckon the title says it all! What's your favorite Fig (drawing) in Erdnase? Just taking a poll...

Thanks for helping out!

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I guess I have stared at them for such a long time - it has to be either 74 or 75 (I truly cant make my mind between those two...).

This is certainly an interesting question, I cant't wait to see what all the other people prefer!

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Fig. 101.
Proves that Bee cards were used.
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On 2012-05-30 09:28, panlives wrote:
Fig. 101.
Proves that Bee cards were used.


I never noticed this particular detail - just another surprise within this book I guess ^^
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On 2012-05-30 09:28, panlives wrote:
Fig. 101.
Proves that Bee cards were used.


Lol, that's amazing. I had no idea.

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On 2012-05-30 09:28, panlives wrote:
Fig. 101.
Proves that Bee cards were used.


Lol, that's amazing. I had no idea.

Thanks!


Yup.

The real mystery is what that specific Bee back design looked like circa 1902 (or earlier).

This may appear to be a self-evident and obvious answer... but it is in fact a highly contentious issue and not, to the best of my knowledge, resolved with any certainty.
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Fig 93.
Anybody who can blind shuffle with a pigs trotter for a left hand gets my vote.
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On 2012-05-30 09:28, panlives wrote:
Fig. 101.
Proves that Bee cards were used.


Agreed. I like to stare at that pic and a Bee Ace O' Spades and feel that much more connected to the past.
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Is that S.W. Erdnase or E.S Andrews?
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On 2012-05-30 09:28, panlives wrote:
Fig. 101.
Proves that Bee cards were used.


Agreed. I like to stare at that pic and a Bee Ace O' Spades and feel that much more connected to the past.



I share your sentiment...nicely phrased!
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Just looked at fig 93, I see what you mean !
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On 2012-05-30 09:28, panlives wrote:
Fig. 101.
Proves that Bee cards were used.


I tell people that this Fig. is "strong evidence" that Bee cards were used to pose that day, but I shy away from the word "proves."

It's possible that M. D. Smith just filled in that design later, after sketching the outline of the card and the hands. He might've grabbed any deck lying around for that purpose.

Don't get me wrong, if we're taking bets I'll come down on the side of betting that Bee cards were used, but I wouldn't bet the farm.

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A similar (and very brief) discussion:
http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbt......r=115773
:)
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69. The heart on the hand.

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On 2012-05-30 09:28, panlives wrote:
Fig. 101.
Proves that Bee cards were used.

This, but I won't bet the farm.....Just the plow.
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These are great! I love hearing people's reasons, too.

And Jason, whenever you stop by here, I feel like we should all stand, lol. Awesome for you to join in! But what's your favourite Fig?

Your pal,

jamie
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Good old Erdnase.
The heart on the hand has been interpreted by some as a clue to a possible second artist or something, the meaning of a single Ace is debated, and the biggest mystery of all is still being argued. We love our puzzles.
Maybe the heart on Fig.69 just means the author had a dirty mind Smile
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Jamie,

Fig. 95. There is something odd about it that I've never seen anyone mention before I started mentioning it.

Jason
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Hmm... Right hand is riffling with the middle and ring fingers--and the index and little fingers are on the back of the top card. I tried it and it felt funny.
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BarryFernelius,

That's not it.

Jason
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