Two decks of cards made in Canada. Each is available for $20; both are for sale for $35. Each is described below:
• Mint deck made by International Playing Card Co., USPC’s Canadian Division, with a Multi-Color Series Joker. There is a Canadian tax stamp that dates the cards c.1947. The cards are bridge size, with gold gilt around. They are in the original wrapper, but the wrapper is loose, and it was possible to remove the Joker and Ace of Spades to photograph for this listing. I believe that the deck has 52 suited cards, plus 1 Joker; to preserve the wrapper, I have not removed the entire deck. The cards come in a box with “The Slater Shoe” on the lid. Slater Shoe was incorporated in Canada c.1942 and dissolved c.1980, dates consistent with the tax stamp. It is interesting to note that the lion logo on the backs of the cards was used by Peugeot at or about that time.
• Early deck made by Canadian Playing Card Co. c.1925. The Ace and Joker are associated with the CPC “Sports Bridge” brand, but the brand name on the box is “Stag,” perhaps a related brand. The deck has 52 suited cards, plus 1 Joker. The cards are in excellent condition, very lightly used if at all. The box is in good, perhaps very good, condition, with overall wear and with tears developing along the back edges. Reference: Dawson, The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards, p. 171, CDN9.
THE AMOUNT SHOWN FOR DOMESTIC SHIPPING ASSUMES THAT BOTH DECKS ARE PURCHASED. IF ONLY ONE IS PURCHASED, SHIPPING WILL BE SLIGHTLY LESS.
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