COLLECTOR'S original 1930's vintage souvenir deck with blue box - Southern Pacific Lines Railroad Playing Cards - Daylight Train.
Fantastic, rare and complete set of railroad cards featuring photographic views of the Southwestern United States.
Souvenir Playing Cards of the Southern Pacific Lines Sunset, Overland, Golden State and Shasta Routes" in California, Nevada, Texas, New Orleans, Arizona and Oregon.
Brilliantly decorated "Daylight" Engine and Passenger Cars on back of card, running near stream and mountains.
This deck is identified in "Great Book of Railroad Playing Cards" by Bollhagen. We are not
Card with joker and black & white card has terrific picture featuring "The Salad Bowl", that was served in the dining car. Circa 1930's.
These photographic views feature scenes and tourist attractions along the Route of the Southern Pacific Railroad lines with some views including the Trains of the Southern Pacific Line.
Historical sites, parks churches, missions, universities, mountains, lakes including:
Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Shasta - CA
Sierra Nevada Mountains, Donner Lake,
Campanile University, Fisherman's Wharf - CA
Oakland Bay Bridge & City of Oakland in CA,
Chinatown – San Francisco, Pebble Beach - Monterey, CA
De Young Museum - Golden Gate Park, CA,
Chapel in Stanford University - California
Mission - Carmel CA, Orange Grove - CA,
El Capitan - Yosemite, Lake Tahoe - California,
Grizzly Giant - Wawona Mariposa Grove, CA
The Vieux Carre – New Orleans, Palisade Canyon – Nevada,
Roosevelt Dam on the Apache Trail – Arizona,
Vineyard in CA, Superstition Mountain - AZ,
San Jacinto Plaza – El Paso, Texas and more.
Original slip-case blue two-piece box with gilt Southern Pacific logo. The 2 of Clubs - Mission Dolores, California, on the outside of box.
Box approx 2 5/8" x 3 5/8", and cards 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". We are not playing card experts, and have described the deck the best we can.
Excellent vintage condition, looks like these were hardly played with. Blue box lighter color than picture.
Cards excellent/bright & clean, complete deck w/ joker-very light shelfwear-minimal edgewear-1 card soft corner crease.
Card box sound and intact, very good-some shelfwear-light corner bumping-some scuffing-soiling. Card on box is bright-light shelfwear.
Hard to believe this outstanding deck is almost a 100 years old. Will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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