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Tobacco insert Playing Cards with American Beauties.

This is a set of 52 Playing Cards [ No Joker ] mixed from two series of the 1890s

So whilst all fronts of the Playing Cards are different the backs are from two series, both blue.

[1] One has the traditional back with the central cartouche featuring that sturdy Seaman at the wheel, inscribed “Smoke and Chew” and “Hard-A-Port Cut Plug”.

[2] The other with the same background but the cartouche reading – “Hard A Port Cut Plug – Moore & Calvi” and “Wake Up Cut Plug / Trumps Long Cut”

All face cards are inscribed “Hard A Port Cut Plug” on the bottom left hand corner”

The cards were made by [1] Maclin-Zimmer-McGill [ Successors to Moore and Calvi ] and [2] Moore & Calvi, Linder, Eddy & Clauss, Lith NY

All fronts are scanned.

The cards have been played with but are not dirty or damaged slight discolouration on Ace of Spades – we would grade them 6.5/10

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REF: RB_RROW-004 

Mademoiselle from Armentières - Woolly Whale – Playing Cards

One of my favourite ‘saucy’ packs featuring buxom ladies as Queens.

From the Press of the Woolly Whale, New York in 1933
Designed by Alban B. Butler, Jr. (1891-1949).

Full Mint Deck 52 Playing Cards + Joker and a blank card.

88×57 mm, round corners, gilt edge.

Backs: Shoulder badge of the 26th (Yankee) Division, blue on grey background.

Maker’s name on Ace of Spades.

Complete with Descriptive Wrapper – opened to scan cards.

US tax stamp 1929-1940,on wrapper, cancelled by hand

The pack is dedicated to the 103rd Field Artillery Regiment, 26th Division, which was then Cary’s unit.
Kings and jacks are soldiers in different ranks from private to major-general while the queens illustrate the famous Mademoiselle from the song (Mademoiselle from Armentiers, Parlez-vous…)

REF: POTWW    
 

£600.00

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Oishi Tengudo Japanese Playing Cards Game

Oishi Tengudo Japanese Playing Cards Game Hanafuda Echigo Flower Red Paulownia Box
by Oishi Tengudo

 

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REF: OTJ -060   

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HIKIFUDA - set of six cards by Oishi Tengudo

Six cards with pips the shape to the suit of Oru [ Coins ]

An alternative name for Hikifuda is KURIFUDA (“shuffling cards”)

Complete in it’s own wrapper with a small plastic see-through box.

The backs are plain black.

This is the full series of Hikifuda by Ôishi Tengudô, Japan

REF: HIKI6     
 

£30.00

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HARIFUDA - set of six cards by Oishi Tengudo

Set of six cards with stylized Chinese numerals – from one to six.

Full series by Ôishi Tengudô, Japan

Complete in it’s own wrapper with a small plastic see-through box.

The backs are plain black.

REF: HARI6    
 

£30.00

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Nintendo “Laser Clay” Playing Cards, c.1973

Non-standard deck by Nintendo c.1973  to promote its own Laser Clay Shooting System, with backs relating to the product.

Interesting court cards and unusual pip cards

The deck has 52 suited cards, plus 2 Jokers. The cards are long, measuring 100mm x 58mm, and come in the original Nintendo plastic box.

The cards are as new

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REF: NLC      
 

£40.00

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Kabufuda, literally meaning "Kabu cards"

Black is the only colour extensively used, with a few details in red. Only “special” subjects also have silver and gold.

The ace features a highly stylized black oval shape, with a geometric texture in the background.

The “special” cards of the fourth series are only two: an ace and a 4.

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REF: KABUCARDS1-060

UNSUN KARUTA Playing Cards - A Japanese Game

Another local deck was created in the second half of the 17th century, called Unsun Karuta after the name of two special court cards

It was strongly inspired by the original Portoguese card scheme, basically repeating the Tenshô Karuta, yet introducing a new suit, more court cards and joker cards too.

The Unsun Karuta deck is made of seventy-five cards, divided into five suits, four of which were borrowed directly from the Portoguese ones; the suit of Hau or Pau (Batons) features sticks from which wigs, leaves and flowers (or berries) spring, similar to the ones most patterns of Hispanic origin still now have: for this reason this suit is also known as Hana (“Flowers”). And in both the suits of Hau and Isu (Batons and Swords), the respective pips cross each other in a fashion typical of the early Portuguese pattern.

The fifth suit, instead, is non-standard; it is called Guru (“round, around”), and it features comma-shaped strokes arranged in a circular pattern, almost forming a whirl.

This c1981 Reproduction by the Waylands is a well produced product

 

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REF: UKPC – 060  

Defiance playing cards, Toronto: The Copp, Clark Co. Ltd., c.1885

Fifty-four colour-printed cards (complete), together with orig. printed wrapper (faded) 
Double end court cards plus joker and second Ace of Spades and a great Joker.

Cards have patterned of blue daisies. Cards are printed on inferior card stock and are near mint, minor colour offset on two cards, pictures.

Hochmann CDN38

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REF: CSO5474    
 

£225.00

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20th Century Japanese Hanafuda Playing Cards - Komaru

These are KABU cards – Single Suited Pattern

This is the Komaru pattern – using the suit of ORU

Cards are MINT – outer paper packaging opened – contained in usual outer Plastic housing.

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REF: KOMARU_2   021

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Ganjifa Indian Playing Cards - Unusual French Suited

c Third Quarter of the 20th Century – this is a complete deck of 52 round cards.

They are hand painted on paper mache with a glazed finish.

Standard French Suited Playing cards – Four suits of 13 cards. These were made for the export markets.

Presented in a wooden box – painted on all six sides – sliding lid to cards.

The cards are in very fine condition.

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REF: IC_203      
 

£90.00

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Ganjifa Indian Playing Cards - Indian Bazaar Cards - 192 cards

c Third Quarter of the 20th Century – this is a complete deck of 192 round cards.

They are hand painted on paper mache with a Laquered finish.

There are Sixteen Suits with Twelve cards in each suit.

There is plenty of information on these cards to be found on the Internet.

The cards are in very fine condition and are housed in a hand made box.

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REF: IC_205      
 

£175.00

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2002 Unique Playing Cards capturing hand movements and faces.

The Unique Playing Cards deck has been designed by Ian Roth, a New York- based artist and filmmaker. Court cards feature portraits of eclectic New Yorkers created by various scanning techniques.

Human hands represent the value of each suit card using different digit combinations.

As new.

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REF: CSO5408      
 

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