Beautiful, mint sealed double deck of the “Easibid” cards made by E.E. Fairchild Corporation, c.1931, in the original box. The decks are standard decks of cards, except that they have marginal notations to aid in bidding on the Aces, Kings and Queens. These decks were designed for Culbertson’s “Approach Forcing” system.
There is another double deck of these cards for sale in this shop (T00001596), and the faces of the cards can be seen there. Each deck in that set has 52 cards, plus a Joker, an unbacked instruction card summarizing the “Approach Forcing System,” and a colorful paper insert that describes the cards and bidding aids. Through the wrappers of the decks in the instant listing a card with advertising is visible; however, the wrappers are vulnerable, and I have elected not to disturb them. The cards are bridge size (89mm x 58mm), with very attractive backs, and both decks have gold gilt all around. They come in the bottom half of the original box.
As noted the cards are mint and sealed. The box is “as new,” except that it is missing its top half.
Reference: Dawson, Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards, p.280, BW18
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