Delightful deck self-published by Elaine Lewis, titled “Noah’s Ark,” featuring her original designs. As with most of Ms. Lewis’ decks, it was issued in a limited edition, and this deck is no. 28 of only 50. As might be expected from the title, this deck has fanciful illustrations of animals on each card; they are front and center on the Aces and pip cards, and are held in the hands of the kings, queens and jacks on the court cards The World Web Playing Card Museum has this description of how Ms. Lewis works:
“This artist is making handmade decks with 20-50 copies. After several months of design work, she draws the cards in outline at 150% size, in designer's pen and black ink, and then has the complete set printed at final size onto sheets of white card. Elaine hand colours each card and cuts out the packs as required.”
The deck has 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers, plus an extra card announcing the deck. The number of the deck (i.e., within the limited edition of 50) can be found on the Ace of Spades. The cards are large and wide, measuring 98mm x 72mm and come in the original box.
The cards and box are mint.
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