Mint, sealed (cards, not box) advertising deck made by Hamilton Playing Card Co., a subsidiary of United States Playing Card Co., for Will Burt Company. The cards advertise a coal stoker made by Will Burt, and by its title, the deck urges users of coal to “Cease Firing” by hand. The backs show a beleaguered housewife with a coal shovel in her hand, and I assume that the Will Burt coal stoker had some kind of mechanism that loaded coal into a furnace automatically.
I assume that the deck has 52 suited cards, and I can see a standard Hamilton joker through the cellophane. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 56mm, with beautiful gold gilt around, and they come in a box that has no writing, but conceivably is original to the cards.
As noted the cards are mint and sealed. There is discoloration to the cellophane at the top of the deck, but I do not believe that it has impacted the cards. The box is in excellent condition.
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