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Playing cards circa 1700

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This is a set of replica playing cards of a pack first sold in the year 1700.

It consists of the standard four houses and features characters from 17th Century Burlesque Theatre (no not the stiptease kind).

There are no Jokers in this pack as these weren't featured in packs of playing cards until about 1860.

Printed on period correct Laid card.

The cards are also available with a wooden holder based on a surviving example confiscated from a pirate ship. The cards are sandwiched between two wooden panels then fastened in place with string.

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http://www.lettersof...products_id=148

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Wonderful! I love seeing more examples of these from the period. That goes on the Christmas list.

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Very interesting.

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