Mint, sealed twin decks of the incredibly beautiful cards designed by Erte, printed by Carta Mundi. These were published by Sobranie of London, c.1983, and in the presentation set came together with a book in lacquered presentation boxes and a white cardboard box. However this listing is for mint sealed sets of the cards only. The first 3 pictures are of the cards in this listing.here. The other pictures are from a set previously sold in this shop that show the faces of the cards. Either deck can be purchased separately for $75, and both are for sale for $150.
One of the decks has white backs and one has black backs, but the faces of both decks show the art work of Erte against a black background. There is original art work on all cards. The art work on the Aces is different, but the art work on the courts and pip cards is the same for each suit -- i.e., all 4 Kings the same, all 4 Queens the same, etc. All cards have Erte's signature. These are wide cards (89mm x 64mm), with gold gilt all around, and each deck has 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers.
As noted the cards are mint and sealed.
There is a mint set of the entire presentation set in its original packing box – cards, lacquered boxes, cardboard box and book – also for sale in this shop (T00002503).
THE AMOUNT GIVEN FOR DOMESTIC SHIPPING AND INSURANCE ASSUMES THAT BOTH DECKS ARE PURCHASED. IF ONLY 1 IS PURCHASED, SHIPPING AND INSURANCE WILL BE LESS.
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