Mint, sealed double deck of beautiful cards made by Van Genechten c.1950s for The Marcel Schurman Co., the stationery company formed by Marcel and Margrit Schurman, now known as Papyrus. The backs of the cards show Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, with a stag. Roman mythology has it that Diana was observed bathing in the nude by one Actaeon. She was upset by his voyeurism and so converted him into a stag, which his own 50 hounds then tore apart.
Each deck has 52 suited cards, plus 2 Jokers and an extra card with bridge scoring. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 58mm, with gold gilt at the corners. They came to me in a hard plastic De La Rue box, and will travel in that box to a buyer; however, I do not believe that De La Rue had anything to do with these cards.
One deck is mint and sealed; the other is mint, removed from its wrapper for this listing. FWIW, the De La Rue box is in excellent condition.
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