Twin Decks Gemaco “Mar-a-Lago” Playing CardsTwin Decks Gemaco “Mar-a-Lago” Playing Cards

Twin decks of cards made by Gemaco for “Mar-a-Lago.” The mansion, club and resort probably need no introduction, but the entire history of the property is perhaps less well known than its use during the Trump administration. The Wikipedia article begins with this introduction:

“Mar-a-Lago . . . is a resort and national historic landmark in Palm Beach, Florida, built from 1924 to 1927 by cereal-company heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post. The 126-room, 62,500-square-foot (5,810 m2) mansion contains the Mar-a-Lago Club, a members-only club with guest rooms, a spa, and other hotel-style amenities. It is located in Palm Beach County on the Palm Beach barrier island, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Florida's Intracoastal Waterway to the west.

“At the time of her death in 1973, Post bequeathed the property to the National Park Service, hoping it could be used for state visits or as a Winter White House, but because the costs of maintaining the property exceeded the funds provided by Post, and it was difficult to secure the facility (as it is located in the flight path of Palm Beach Airport), the property was returned to the Post Foundation by an Act of Congress in 1981.

“In 1985, Mar-a-Lago was purchased by Donald Trump for around $10 million. His wife at the time, Ivana Trump, was charged with running the property. Trump retained Mar-a-Lago through both his divorces. His family maintains private quarters in a separate, closed-off area of the house and grounds. Trump has frequently visited there as President of the United States, referring to it as the Winter White House and his ‘Southern White House.’ Mar-a-Lago has been used to host meetings for President Trump and international leaders, including Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe and Chinese president Xi Jinping. In September 2019, Mar-a-Lago became the primary residence for Donald and Melania Trump, who previously held primary residence in New York City.

“It is the second largest mansion in the state of Florida and the 22nd largest mansion in the United States. In 2018, Forbes estimated the value of the estate at around $160 million, having appreciated greatly throughout the past decades since Trump's purchase due to several factors such as the extensive renovation, lavish features and furniture, the exclusivity of the location, as well as its historic meaning and significance.”

One of the decks listed here is still sealed in its wrapper. The open deck has 52 suited cards, plus2 Jokers – all standard Gemaco cards. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 58mm, and each deck comes in its own Mar-a-Lago box.

As noted, one deck is mint and sealed. The cards of the open deck are in excellent condition, “as new” or very nearly so. The box of the open deck has tiny “specks” at each end.

If you wish to buy one deck, but not both, please contact us by email.

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ITEM ID
T00006258
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

Twin Decks Gemaco “Mar-a-Lago” Playing Cards

$35


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