Beautiful deck of railroad pinochle cards, made c.1923 for Pennsylvania Railroad, probably by United States Playing Card Company. In Bollhagen, it is PRR-4, the “Broadway Limited” deck, although it is not clear that Bollhagen is describing a pinochle deck.
The deck is complete at 48 cards (2 x Ace and 9 through King, each suit). The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 57mm, with gold gilt around. It comes in the original telescope type box. The inner box has the embossed words, “Travel and Ship Via Pennsylvania Railroad” along with the railroad logo on each side.
The cards are “as new” with gold gilt intact. The inner box is in excellent condition, but the outer box has wear and some soiling and damage to the sample card.
Bollhagen, The Great Book of Railroad Playing Cards, p.121, PRR-4.
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