Group of 6 different souvenir playing card items. All six items are for sale for $90, but each is available separately for $15.
The featured picture is of the group of items as a whole, and there is also a picture of each item individually. The six items are:
• A double deck of bridge/whist size cards in the original box, made by Piatnik, with backs depicting artist renderings of the Virgin Islands and Pueto Rico. I believe that these cards date to the 1960s, but am not certain of it. Both decks are still sealed, and, while I assume each is a 52-card deck with 2 Jokers, I have not broken a wrapper to confirm it. The box shows very slight signs of age and wear at the corners, but is otherwise in excellent condition.
• A mint, sealed double deck of slightly wide (89mm x 61mm) cards, titled “Pisa,” made by Italcards, with backs featuring photographs of Pisa in which the leaning tower is prominent. The faces of the cards are standard Italcards playing cards, and presumably have 52 cards, plus at least 2 Jokers. Italcards stopped making cards some years ago, but I do not know the date of these. They are in the original hard plastic box and sleeve, which are “as new.”
• A single deck of wide cards, titled “Barcelona,” made by Naipes Comas, featuring scenic illustrations (not photographs) on the face of each card by Josep Opisso. There are 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers, plus an insert card that describes the city, with advertising for the card maker. The description of Barcelona on this insert card mentions the 1992 Olympics, and so the cards post-date that event. The cards are in an open hard plastic tray that slides into a cardboard sleeve. The cards are in “as new” condition, as is the tray. The sleeve has some minor signs of age and wear, including a small spot where a price tag appears to have been removed.
• A single deck of wide cards, titled “Baraja Turistica,” made by Fournier c.1967, featuring scenic color photographs on the face of each card. There are 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers, plus an insert card that introduces the deck. Fournier describes this deck (Fournier, Playing Cards, Spain 792), and the description notes a booklet and a map. If this set did include the booklet and map, both have gone missing. The cards come in the original box, and have gold gilt at the corners. The cards are “as new” with all gilt intact, but the box is in no better than good condition. The lid is pushed in, and has torn in two places at the edges as a result.
• A double deck of bridge/whist size cards in the original box, made by ASS, with backs featuring photographs of Heidelberg. Otherwise, the cards are standard ASS cards, with Berlin pattern courts and French suits. Each deck has 52 cards, plus 3 Jokers, and there is a card with advertising for ASS. One deck is still sealed; the other is in mint condtion. The hard plastic box is “as new.”
• A double deck of bridge/whist size cards in the original box, made by Esselte Obergs AG. I am uncertain when the cards were made, but assume that they date c.1970s. The cards have backs featuring photographs of castles/palaces in Sweden. One deck shows the Stockholm Royal Palace; I am unable to identify the other structure. The decks have 52 cards each (jokers missing) and are standard Oberg cards with Swedish court indices. They come in the original box, and are accompanied by a pamphlet in Swedish with scoring for various games. The cards and box are “as new,” but again, there are no jokers in either deck.
THE PRICE QUOTED FOR DOMESTIC SHIPPING AND INSURANCE ASSUMES THAT ALL 6 ITEMS ARE PURCHASED. IF FEWER ITEMS ARE PURCHASED SHIPPING AND INSURANCE WILL BE LESS.
If you are interested in one or more of these sets, but not all six, please email me.
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