You would have heard about people collecting weird stuff! Well, people around have their own choice when it comes to collecting things. I’ve heard about people collecting old chocolate wrappers, antique hand cuffs, antique surgical instruments, shoes and a lot more. However, until late, I came across this person – Gilbert Ellis who resides in Michigan City Indiana who has a collection of 2100 daubers. In the ancient days, bingo play was in quite a simpler form. People played games with corn, beans and likely stuff to mark out the numbers on their bingo tickets. In the ancient time, bingo tickets were printed on heavy stocks that were reusable.
As on today, bingo tickets are printed on thin paper that is disposable too. And, when these disposable bingo tickets became the norm, the bingo daubers entered into its golden era. As on today, numbers on bingo tickets are selected in accordance with the random number generator. Players use daubers to mark their cards and the daubers are filled with see through ink. The first daubers were quite basic and it was just a filled tube without much decorations. As on today, daubers are quite fancy in nature with too many themes.
This avid bingo player, Michigan City Indiana has quite a big collection of daubers. Ellis’s wife Jeannie is known for playing even more than her husband. In a recent interview, Ellis told the reporters that there have been numerous occasions such as Christmas, Valentine, St. Patrick’s Day and for many such related occasions, Ellis has a bingo dauber to match. Ellis is a retired inspector from a steel firm. And after retirement, it has got all the more easy to give more time for his dauber collection. Before, including any dauber to his collection, he ensures to empty the ink else it would leak.
In the year 2012, Gilbert and Jeannie celebrated their 45th anniversary. Jeannie told the reporters that they had been playing bingo for quite long. Ellis has even planned to display his collection at an American Legion Post. In the current situation of online bingo, players can still get to see colourful daubers around the bingo halls. There are dozens of websites around the world that even sell these extensive daubers. Players like this feature as it enables them to focus on conversations at the chat rooms. Yes, in spite of the internet bingo gaming around, there is still a demand for these daubers. Sounds nice, that even though internet bingo is taking over – demand for daubers is still there!