Sooty's Magic card game - 1960s
The very rare and wonderful Sooty's Magic card game made by Ariel Productions in the United Kingdom for 2 - 4 Players.
Harry Corbett bought a little glove puppet in 1946 in Blackpool for 7/6d. He called him “Teddy” and used him in his stage act. The little bear’s first TV appearance was in 1952 on a show called “Talent Night”. Later on Harry though that the little bear wasn’t quite distinctive enough so he rubbed soot on his ears and paws. In this way an institution was born; the famous Sooty.
Sweep, Sooty’s less than smart friend, didn’t come into the act until 1957, so any of the games which have Sweep in them must be later than that.
The pack consists of 54 immaculate cards made up of: 18 Sooty cards, 1 Sooty joker, 18 Sweep cards, 1 Sweep joker, 8 Oofle Dust cards and 8 Magic wand cards. The pack also includes a folded card of the rules. The box is in superb condition and has only one flap missing. Grade 2 under the Hoyles Vintage Grading System.