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Double Deck “Veiled Prophet” Playing Cards, Maker Unknown, c.1985Double Deck “Veiled Prophet” Playing Cards, Maker Unknown, c.1985Double Deck “Veiled Prophet” Playing Cards, Maker Unknown, c.1985Double Deck “Veiled Prophet” Playing Cards, Maker Unknown, c.1985Double Deck “Veiled Prophet” Playing Cards, Maker Unknown, c.1985Double Deck “Veiled Prophet” Playing Cards, Maker Unknown, c.1985Double Deck “Veiled Prophet” Playing Cards, Maker Unknown, c.1985

Wonderful double deck of cards made in 1985 to celebrate the “Veiled Prophet Ball,” held annually by the “Veiled Prophet Organizaton,” a somewhat controversial organization in St. Louis, founded in 1878. The backs of the cards show an illustration of the Ball. I have not found anything to suggest that the year 1985 was a seminal year in the life of the organization, but it seems clear that it is the year these cards were published. I do not know the maker of the cards, but I think the cards were made in the U.S. In addition to the Ball, the Veiled Prophet Organization sponsors a fair and a parade each year.

Each deck has 52 suited cards, including a unique Ace of Spades, plus 1 unique Joker, plus an extra card introducing the organization. The deck was made with only 1 Joker – a bit unusual in 1985. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 58mm, and come in the original custom box.

One deck is mint and sealed; the other is mint. I broke the wrapper on the open deck to photograph it and inspect it for this listing, and so know that it never had a second Joker.

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Item ID: T00003441

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Double Deck “Veiled Prophet” Playing Cards, Maker Unknown, c.1985

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