Gemaco (?) “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” Playing Cards, Unique Designs PipsGemaco (?) “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” Playing Cards, Unique Designs PipsGemaco (?) “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” Playing Cards, Unique Designs PipsGemaco (?) “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” Playing Cards, Unique Designs PipsGemaco (?) “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” Playing Cards, Unique Designs PipsGemaco (?) “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” Playing Cards, Unique Designs Pips

Mint, sealed (cards, not box) deck of an extremely charming and somewhat unusual cards titled, “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.” The World Web Playing Card Museum attributes these cards to Gemaco, and I have adopted that attribution, but there is nothing on the box or cards to indicate, and frankly, I have my doubts. The 13 cards in each suit have the same designs on the cards and each is an original illustration “depicting” a work or character in the world of the famous Conan Doyle hero. Moreover, the pips (which are identical for each suit) are different within the same suit. For example, the 6 card in each suit shows 6 Napoleons, referencing the Holmes story, “The Adventures of the Six Napoleons,” while the 8 cards in each suit show 8 dancing stick figures, referencing “The Adventures of the Dancing Men.” The cards are intentionally cut at two corners. These cards are not part of or related to the Holmes series of decks of the recently published Kings Wild Project. The first 2 pictures show the actual deck listed; the pictures of the faces are from an open deck, but the deck listed here is mint and sealed.

Each deck has 52 suited cards, plus 2 Jokers (“Pierrot”), plus an extra card identifying who is depicted, or what is referenced, on the cards of the deck. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 58mm, ignoring the cut corners. They come in the original box, that has a sample card, but is otherwise unmarked.

The cards are mint and sealed, and the box is “as new.”

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Gemaco (?) “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” Playing Cards, Unique Designs Pips

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