Do you know anyone that plays bridge these days? I can't think of anyone I know that does, but back in the 1940's, 44% of American households played bridge, according to Wikipedia. That was the peak of bridge-playing, and it has been a slippery downhill slope ever since. That's why I think bridge tallies are a fun collectible, because chances are we won't be seeing them come into vogue again anytime soon:
I often come across little bridge tallies when I purchase boxes of paper ephemera from the 40's, 50's or 60's. The graphics are often quite charming:
You can often date the bridge tallies by the clothing worn by the figures depicted, or just the general style of the graphics. I would guess the tallies below were created in the 40's or even as early as the 30's. They have a touch of fuzzy flocking on them for extra pizazz:
Are you inspired to search for bridge tallies now? Let me know if you find any!