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Title: Periode Style Playing cards
Post by: Cooper on May 28, 2007, 07:48:21 AM
A while back, I purchased these playing cards that were designed to look like 17th c. cards. I found a company on line that sells them, but they claim that they are 16th c. playing cards:
http://jas-townsend.com/product_info.php?cPath=13&products_id=892&osCsid=a528893811615de2a179c75fd7f16015

The backs are blank and there are no numbers on them (just that many spades, hearts, etc.). On the package that wrapped the cards it has this "sultan" looking guy and says "Great Mogul. 1. Hardy Card Maker to his Majesty & the Prince of Wales."

Does anyone know what playing cards looked like in the 19th c. because I thought this would be a neat prop.


Title: Re: Periode Style Playing cards
Post by: Hans on May 28, 2007, 08:04:11 AM
Does anyone know what playing cards looked like in the 19th c. because I thought this would be a neat prop.

I have a deck that is a reproduction of a Grover Cleveland presidential campaign promotional deck from 1888 a friend of mine got me once. 
http://wooden-horse.stores.yahoo.net/grovclevcamd.html

Its great for Dust Devils.

US Games Systems has a couple of other repros of 19th century decks:

http://www.usgamesinc.com/product.php?productid=805&cat=12&page=4

http://www.usgamesinc.com/product.php?productid=894&cat=12&page=4


Title: Re: Periode Style Playing cards
Post by: Cooper on May 28, 2007, 08:37:07 AM
FREAK'N COOL!!!! :-)) Thanks for those links!

The 1886 Poker Deck from U.S. Games Systems, Inc. looks a lot like my deck (although, I do not know if theirs' has blank backs). The Civil War Illuminated Poker Deck is really nice, BUT Grover Cleveland deck is even better. I did not see a price for that, do you know how much the Grover deck is?

Thanks again for the links!


Title: Re: Periode Style Playing cards
Post by: Matt Snyder on May 28, 2007, 08:56:40 AM
I have the 1864 Poker Deck Hans linked to (second to last link in his post). It has an excellent feel for Dust Devils. It's only downside is that it has square corners, which explains why they round the corners of modern-day decks. The corners tend to bend slightly and make shuffling more difficult.

Those others are nice, too!


Title: Re: Periode Style Playing cards
Post by: Hans on May 28, 2007, 09:23:00 AM
I did not see a price for that, do you know how much the Grover deck is?

No idea, sorry.  I received mine as a gift.