Three decks of cards made by De La Rue, each of which is for sale for $10; all 3 cost $30. Each is described briefly below.
● Mint deck of cards made c.1957-1960, distributed by Productos Superiores, S.A. of Panama, featuring backs with a woman in a "pollera" and a man in a "montuno," beautiful native costumes worn by Panamanian men and women, especially at fiesta time and for Carnival. The cards are bridge size, measuring 90mm x 59mm, and come in the original box. The deck has 52 cards, plus 1 Joker, plus an insert card that describes in Spanish and English the costumes depicted on the backs. The cards are mint, removed from their wrapper to be inspected and photographed for this listing. The box is in excellent condition with very minor evidence of handling. Reference: Lodge, The Standard English Pattern, p.15, AS4.
● Mint deck of cards made c.1965-1969, featuring backs with a silhouette of Thomas De La Rue. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 58mm; there is no box. The deck has 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers, plus an insert card that honors the house of De La Rue and has a bust of Thomas De La Rue. The cards are mint, removed from their wrapper to be inspected and photographed for this listing. Reference: Lodge, The Standard English Pattern, p.15, AS4.2
● Mint, sealed deck of cards made c.1957-1965, featuring backs with the "Stewart" tartan. The cards have a 1 pack U.S. tax stamp, but the Joker and the silhouette on the seal of the wrapper suggest a date toward the later part of that period. I am assuming that the Ace of Spades has a similar silhouette. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 58mm; they come in a plastic box that fits inside a cardboard sleeve, both of which are original. I assume that the deck has at least 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers. As noted, the cards are mint and sealed. The plastic box is pristine, and the cardboard sleeve is in excellent condition. The cards are accompanied by a paper insert that gives the rules for selected card games. Reference: Lodge, The Standard English Pattern, p.15, AS4, 4.1, 4.2
THE DOMESTIC SHIPPING CHARGE SHOWN ASSUMES THAT ALL 3 DECKS ARE PURCHASED. IF LESS THAN 3 ARE PURCHASED, SHIPPING WILL BE LESS.
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