Beautiful double deck of Congress cards made c.1948 and distributed by Pennsylvania Railroad. The cards are not shown in Bollhagen, and it is possible that the cards were sold more generally by USPC, as there is nothing about the cards that have any reference or connection to the railroad or to trains. However, they are in a Pennsylvania Railroad box, and the sample cards on the box confirm that the box is original.
Each deck has 52 suited cards, plus 1 Joker. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 58mm; one deck has gold gilt around and the other has silver. As noted, the cards come in the original box.
The cards are in excellent condition, “as new” or very nearly so, with slightly more silver gilt remaining than gold. The box is also in excellent condition, with clean sample cards.
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