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<B>c1820/1830 Unusal Set Of Playing Cards - used for Fortune Telling 1820
c1820/1830 Unusal Set Of Playing Cards - used for Fortune Telling
Stock #: MISC902
Our Price:  £550.00
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A set of Fortune Telling Cards
Red suits engraved in red / Black suits in black
The style of the cards are partly regal, partly mystic, and partly homely.
All the cards are different although some of the characters look similar. The pack is made up of – four suits consisting of 1 (ace) K Q N(J) 10 9 8 7 plus, Diamond 2, Heart 3, Club 4, Spade 5

We have recently found more information about this and the version we have found calls the cards “American Fortune Telling Cards”

Carey's description which is of an early deck made by Fisher & Brother - Philadelphia. c1830
These cards had rounded corners, and appear to be American as all have a Spread Eagle on the Left Hand Corner of the Court (K and Q) Cards.

This deck has a five pointed crown on the Court (K and Q) Cards and are square corners. It would seem likely these are earlier. The only rules we have found mentioned are in English and German, which, also of which points to the cards being produced in England, German (or both), c1820s, perhaps with some connection to George IV’s reign. The cards/design then being exported to America,

A copy of a hand typed (obviously later) rules note can be included if required.

Cards - Condition / Cards in very good condition but slightly concave. The cards are small - approx 5cm by 8cms.

Postage / As postage often changes it will be provided at time of purchase. Postage will be at cost rounded up to the nearest £1.00 to cover packaging.

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