In or about 1988, Roger Whiting published a number of facsimile decks, based upon early cards from the 17th and 18th centuries. Offered here are 3 of those decks: (i) Bubble Cards; (ii) 1688 Revolution; and (iii) Spanish Armada. I am not sure if Whiting published other facsimile sets. Each individual deck is available for $15, and all 3 are for sale for $40.
Each deck is complete, usually with 52 suited cards, as the early original decks did not have Jokers. In addition, each deck has 6 extra cards on different colored stock describing the original cards. The cards are square cornered and large, on thick stock, typically measuring 102mm x 65mm, and each deck comes in the original box.
The cards of each deck are “as new.” The boxes are quite clean, but the box for the Bubble Cards has modest shelf wear.
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