Seven vintage oversized jacks in multiple colors metal bookends industrial decor nursery decor

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I hope young people today know what jacks are and more importantly still enjoy playing them. Growing up, jacks were about my favorite game to play. You could do them alone or with someone else, and you could carry your own set of jacks wherever you went and never be bored. (Hmmm, in that way, I suppose jacks were to us then a little like smartphones are to our kids today.) So of course when I saw these seven jacks in seven different colors, I grabbed them right away. All seven are oversized, yet two are especially large and the rest a bit smaller. I thought about breaking up the jacks and selling them by color, but they look fabulous together and could be used in different ways--bookends, paperweight, shelf decor, room decor in a single or multiple spaces such as bedrooms and nurseries or a classroom or living room. The paint on each is uneven and distressed, and if you want you could repaint them all or leave some as is and repaint others. We believe these to be reproductions of midcentury jacks, given they have a more elongated shaped and are not as heavy as those produced in the midcentury. They could be circa 1970s to 90s, although we have seen some attributed to the 50s.

The two largest are red and yellow and measure about 10" by 10" in their three axes. The five smaller are green, gray, turquoise/teal, blue, and orange, and they measure 7" by 7" along their three axes. The jacks are not very heavy, although together they are. The big ones way a little over 1.5 lbs each (over 3 lbs together) and the smaller about a pound each or five lbs together, for a total unpacked weight of eight pounds. Again, the paint is uneven and distressed, but the jacks are otherwise in great vintage condition.

Because we really knew how to have fun!

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