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Double Deck Fournier "Historical" (Discovery / Colonization America) Playing Cards, Summers Designs, c.1957
Double deck of Fournier's "Historical Playing Cards," subtitled, "America's Colonizers and Discoverers," with designs by Ricardo Summers ("Serny"), in the original box. It comes with one 70-page pamphlet in English by Prof. Luis Ortiz Munoz describing the historical personages represented on each of the 52 suited cards in the deck. The 4 of clubs has a tax stamp that dates the cards c.1957.
Each deck has 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers that are a map of North and South America, plus a backed insert card announcing the deck. The cards are standard poker size, measuring 89mm x 63mm, with gold gilt at the corners, and come in the original box.
Both decks are in excellent condition, "as new" or very nearly so, with all gold gilt intact. The pamphlet is in excellent "handled" condition. The box is in very good condition, structurally intact, but with some soiling and wear.
There is another set of these cards for sale in this shop (T00001958), with 2 booklets (Spanish and English), one sealed deck and one mint deck, and a cleaner box. It is priced higher accordingly.
Reference: Fournier, Playing Cards, Spain 755.
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