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Fireside Card Games - a catalog of playing cards  

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Fireside Card Games. Highly Enameled and Finished. Catalogue No. 1 England


Cincinnati, OH

The United States Playing Card Company

[c. 1897-98]


Title page, price list and 18 chromolithograph plates. 11.7x17 cm. 

Contains the educational card deck themes relating to Strange People; Electoral Votes in the United States; Wild Animals; Our Union with each card naming a state and having a map of the state with its population and principal cities; Populations Around the World; Flags of All Nations; In the White House; The Dixie-land; Artists showing the world's most famous paintings; plus other themes. The United States Playing Card Company (USPCC), established in 1867 as Russell, Morgan & Co. and founded in its current incarnation in 1885, is a large producer and distributor of playing cards. Its many brands include Bicycle, Bee, Tally-Ho, Congress, Hoyle, Aviator, Aristocrat, KEM, and several others. It also produces novelty and custom cards, and other playing card accessories such as poker chips. 

Lot Amendments

Gilt on cover fading slightly, a bit of soiling to cover and top edge; very good.

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