Ca1890 Complete Deck Of N458 Hard-a-port Tobacco Advertising Playing Cards Women
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Ca1890 Complete Deck Of N458 Hard-a-port Tobacco Advertising Playing Cards Women:
Fantastic and VERY RARE, complete set of ca1890, Hard-a-Port Cut Plug Tobacco Playing Cards in outstanding condition. This beautiful Deck of 53 Playing Cards came individually in packages of Hard-a-Port Cut Plug Tobacco manufactured by Moore & Calvi Tobacco Company. These Playing Cards were also available as a mail-away Premium from the Tobacco Company as a complete deck and were sent to the customer in exchange for a certain number of "coupons" which also came as inserts in Tobacco packages. The Deck offered here may have been assembled from the individual cards inserted in packages of Hard-A-Port Tobacco or may have been acquired from the manufacturer as a complete Deck.
The Deck includes all 52 Playing Cards in 4 suits plus the Joker. The Cards are printed on a medium weight card stock. The Cards have ever so slightly and uniformly rounded corners (as manufactured) and can be shuffled and dealt like a normal Pack of Playing Cards. While we have handled 3 or 4 complete decks of Hard-a-Port N458 Playing Cards over the past 31+ years, we have never had an example of this Deck that was as well preserved as the Cards offered her - all of the Cards are clean and crisp and exceptionally attractive.
These cards each measure approx. 2 1/4" x 3 7/8"and depict beautiful, scantily clad Actresses - a different girl on every card. The deck is complete with 52 pip cards plus the Joker (53 cards in all). The lovely design and printing seen on this Hard-a-Port Deck is believed to have been crafted by Lindner, Eddy & Clauss in New York.
Complete Decks of the N458 Tobacco Card / Playing Cards are VERY rare - a Hard-a-Port Deck sold at sale in excess of $2,200 in June of 2007.
Complete Decks of these very rare, N458 Tobacco Premium Cards are almost impossible to find and the example offered here is in excellent condition overall. The colors are bright and vibrant and both the front and back surfaces have no staining, foxing or discoloration of any kind. There is no edge wear, creasing, tearing, surface scuffing or physical damage to any of the 53 Playing Cards. The 6 of Clubs has a tiny spot of staining at the center of the upper edge but no other Cards have damage or wear. There is some very minor soiling to the fore edges of the Deck but overall this rare Tobacco card Deck is exceptionally well preserved.
An exceptionally rare and wonderful, Complete Deck of 1880'sHard-a-Port Plug Tobacco Playing Cards that were issued as a Premium by the Moore & Calvi Tobacco Company to compliment their N458 Series of Tobacco Cards and a fantastic addition to any collection!!
We offer this outstanding Deck, as always, without reserve and with the confidence that it will attract the serious attention that it justly deserves!!
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PLEASE NOTE: When we began to photograph individual Cards from this Deck, we discovered that he Joker included with this Deck has a different back than the other 52 Cards. This is an obvious indication that the Deck was likely assembled from individual Tobacco Cards and is also an indication that the Joker is likely a latter addition rather and an original part of the Deck.