Citizen Hello Cards

From 1969, this pack of cards provides English translation and pronunciation of Japanese phrases. Each card is unique, whilst each suit has a different focus – hearts on general interaction, clubs are about getting around, diamonds help with shopping, and spades with hotels and restaurants:

The cartoon on the side of the box incorporates the older ‘C’ style logo, which fits with the 1960s:

All the cards have the same back:

Here’s an example, one of only a couple that mention Citizen watches directly:

The pack also includes a world time card:

And a currency converter, which gives the publication year of 1969 (bottom right):

I’d not seen these before, so had to get them, and at just over $5 they didn’t break the bank 🙂

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4 Responses to Citizen Hello Cards

  1. JAY48 says:

    Wow, Stephen! Where do you keep finding these treasures?!
    Best regards,
    Jay.

    • sweephand says:

      Hi Jay – found these on Yahoo Japan,

      All the best,
      Stephen

      • JAY48 says:

        Hi Stephen,
        Ah, that magical auction site! I’m a frequent lurker there myself but I’ve never come across 8110s! There’s a bigger selection on eBay!
        Regards.
        Jay.

        • sweephand says:

          Hi Jay, it’s interesting that there aren’t many 8110s on Yahoo Japan, and some of them are not correct either. Mind you there’s an incorrect example in the Museum Book of Japanese Watches!!

          Stephen

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