Arrow "Discus" Round Playing Cards, Art Deco Backs, c.1930Arrow "Discus" Round Playing Cards, Art Deco Backs, c.1930Arrow "Discus" Round Playing Cards, Art Deco Backs, c.1930Arrow "Discus" Round Playing Cards, Art Deco Backs, c.1930Arrow "Discus" Round Playing Cards, Art Deco Backs, c.1930

Beautiful deck of Arrow "Discus" round cards, with a stunning art deco design of a woman on the backs. Arrow was the name used in the early years by what is now known as "Arrco Playing Card Co." The Dawson/Hochman Encyclopedia reports that Arrco was forced to discontinue the use of the name Arrow for legal reasons shortly after the company began, and these round "Discus" decks would later be published under the Arrco name. In my experience, cards with the Arrow Ace are somewhat rare.

The deck has 52 cards, plus 1 Joker. The cards measure 76mm in diameter. They come in the original box.

The cards are in superb condition, "as new" or very nearly so. The box is in excellent condition. Other sets of these cards have had “Discus” embossed on the lid, but there is no embossing on this box, and I don’t think there ever was.

Reference: Dawson, The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards, p.298, O18

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Arrow "Discus" Round Playing Cards, Art Deco Backs, c.1930

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