Mint deck of cards made by Il Meneghello in a limited edition, c.1983, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benito Mussolini. This set of cards is #372 of the limited edition of 1200. The cards are in a paper with the Italian national colors (red, white, green), and that paper is contained by a decorated cardboard cover that is tied at the side with a ribbon in the same colors.
It is a traditional Italian deck, but with French suits, containing 40 cards (Ace through 7, Jacks, Queens, Kings), plus 3 insert cards, one of which announces the deck and two of which appear to quote Mussolini's words. There is also a card that confirming the number of this set within the limited edition. The Aces and Kings show Mussolini, and the remaining cards depict symbols of his life history. The faces of the cards in all 4 suits are the same. The backs are black with a Mussolini signature in white written across. The cards are square cornered, on uncoated stock, and are long, measuring 100mm x 60mm.
The cards and containing materials are mint.
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