This is the initial offering of an outstanding group of playing card decks from a principle collection I will be listing over the next while. These decks have been carefully and selectively gathered over the past 35 years for their rarity and fine condition. VERY FINE 1862 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR UNION PLAYING CARD DECK IOB - AMERICAN CARD CO. 52 card deck in wonderful condition in its original box! This deck is well known for its detailed and fabulous court cards.
The suits consist of stars, shields, eagles and flags and these are also depicted on the backs. The queens are the Goddess of Liberty.
The edges of all the cards are sharp and crisp and the colours outstanding. There is some very minor smudging on a couple of cards otherwise they are bright and in superb condition for their age. The deck was produced ca 1862 by The American Card Co of New York (see the Ace of Spades). The cards are individually held in protective sleeves as can be seen in the photographs. This creates some light reflection in the pictures.
The box has also been protected in a small plastic box separate from the cards as well. An excellent opportunity to add an early and outstanding deck to your collection. I will be listing a number of excellent tools and the odd non tool! Items will include many quality tools including patent items, wood and metal planes, rules, levels, squares, antiques in general and others.
Condition will be described, but items are in'as found' or lightly cleaned'as found' condition unless indicated otherwise. Please see all my other listings. PLEASE ASK FOR A QUOTE. The item "VERY FINE 1862 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR UNION PLAYING CARD DECK IOB AMERICAN CARD CO" is in sale since Monday, January 6, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Paper\Playing Cards". The seller is "toolbear" and is located in Toronto, Ontario. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada.