Produced in the mid-1950s by Russell Manufacturing Company of Leicester, Massachusetts, the Letters and Numbers Card Game focuses on teaching pre-school and elementary-aged students the concepts of vocabulary and counting. The cards are beautifully illustrated in four-color format, with each letter card depicting by an object whose name begins with that letter. For example, O is represented by an otter, and T, by a telescope. There is a number and graphic symbol on each card as well.
The Letters and Numbers Card Game includes two sets of instructions, each the same. And, four different games are possible using the cards in the deck.
This card game is in good vintage condition. The box and card graphics are colorful and vivid. The cards are free of cracks and frayed edges. The instructions only have minimal yellowing from age. The box, though in a good solid condition for storing the cards and rule sheets, does have some small strips of cardboard glued to its top. In addition, it looks as if the name “Betty” has been written in ink on the front of the box and the name “Billy” on the back. Please review all accompanying photographs.
This game would be ideal for pre- and elementary-school children. It would make a great gift for a teacher as well. Finally, for those who collector rare vintage card games, the Letters and Numbers Card Game is a great find for such a collection.