USPC (de Ville Brand) “Queen High Equality Deck” Playing Cards, Emjay Company Publisher, c.1971USPC (de Ville Brand) “Queen High Equality Deck” Playing Cards, Emjay Company Publisher, c.1971USPC (de Ville Brand) “Queen High Equality Deck” Playing Cards, Emjay Company Publisher, c.1971USPC (de Ville Brand) “Queen High Equality Deck” Playing Cards, Emjay Company Publisher, c.1971USPC (de Ville Brand) “Queen High Equality Deck” Playing Cards, Emjay Company Publisher, c.1971

Excellent set of delightful political cards with a women’s liberation theme, titled “Queen High Equality Deck,” made c.1971 by United States Playing Card Company, its “de Ville" brand. It has non-standard courts with female jacks. The Queen is the high ranking card.

The deck has 52 cards, plus 2 standard de Ville Jokers, plus an unbacked card introducing the deck. The extra card says, “A New Deck for a New Deal,” and then says: “Why play with a male-dominated deck? In the Equality Deck, the Jack is no longer a prince – the name is Jackie and she’s a princess. And, of course, the Queen is high” The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 57mm. They come in a plastic box that is not original.

The cards are in excellent condition, “as new” or very nearly so. The box has a crack and is flimsy; the cards have been priced as if there was no box.

Reference: Dawson, The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards, p.229, P11.

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USPC (de Ville Brand) “Queen High Equality Deck” Playing Cards, Emjay Company Publisher, c.1971

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