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1865 Civil War Deck Monitor/Merrimac by Dougherty Commemorating First Iron Ship
eBay user: Cardcat58

Playing cards can be quite collectible. They appeal to a broad variety of collectors. Keep your eye out for them the next time you go to a rummage sale!

1865 Civil War Deck Monitor/Merrimac by Dougherty Commemorating First Iron Ship
1865 Civil War Deck Monitor/Merrimac by Dougherty Commemorating First Iron Ship eBay user: Cardcat58

1865 Civil War Deck Monitor/Merrimac by Dougherty Commemorating First Iron Ship

This set commemorates the substitution of iron for wood in Navy Ships.1865 Civil War Deck Monitor/Merrimac by Dougherty Commemorating First Iron Ship SOLD: $1701.00. Check it out HERE.

Legendary Dondorf No. 1000 Original Hundertjahrkarte w/ Original Box Sleeve
Legendary Dondorf No. 1000 Original Hundertjahrkarte w/ Original Box Sleeve eBay Seller: gloriascotti

Legendary Dondorf No. 1000 Original Hundertjahrkarte w/ Original Box Sleeve

From the World of Playing Cards website HERE: "In 1933 the Dondorf company was 100 years old. This is their special centenary deck. The mood is serious and heroic, suggesting rigour and self-determination. This is different to previous Dondorf decks which were more cheerful and exuberant. We also have a new ‘medieval look’ in the costumes, front and back, which is intended to suggest the power and virtue of the German character. The Kings lead the church and the army, protecting the empire; the noble Queens represent the power of love, domestic virtues and art; the Jacks portray chivalry, hunting, poetry and music. Attendants can be seen standing behind each figure, amongst castles, tiles and wall patterns, garlands and architecture all printed in delicate colours."

Legendary Dondorf No. 1000 Original Hundertjahrkarte w/ Original Box Sleeve SOLD: $1699.00. Check it out HERE.

Antique 1880's Extra Bicycle Playing Cards No. 808X Box High Wheel Joker
Antique 1880's Extra Bicycle Playing Cards No. 808X Box High Wheel Joker eBay Seller: jrettwod

Antique 1880's Extra Bicycle Playing Cards No. 808X Box High Wheel Joker

From the World of Playing Cards website HERE: "A total of 82 different back designs were issued over the years, featuring bicycles, motorcycles or automobile motifs, and for very short periods, bi-planes or warships. Similarly, a number of different bicycle-themed Jokers have accompanied decks over the years and the early editions are now very scarce and sought by collectors."

Antique 1880's Extra Bicycle Playing Cards No. 808X Box High Wheel Joker SOLD: $1323.88. Check it out HERE.

Civil War Era American Card Company Union Playing Cards Original Box Complete
Civil War Era American Card Company Union Playing Cards Original Box Complete eBay Seller: dhoz

Civil War Era American Card Company Union Playing Cards Original Box Complete

From eBay Seller: dhoz: "This is a wonderful, complete set of Civil War era playing cards, put out by the American Card Company in 1862. The front of the box proclaims "Card World! Time for a Change! Foreign Emblems Used Long Enough in the U.S." The back informs: "The Union Cards are calculated to play all the Games for which the old style of Playing Cards are used. The suits are Eagles, Shields, Stars, and Flags, Goddess of Liberty in place of Queen, Colonel for King, Major for Jack."

Civil War Era American Card Company Union Playing Cards Original Box Complete SOLD: $1000.00. Check it out HERE.

1948 1st Edition Authentic Unopened Hermes Cassandre Scarce Sealed Playing Cards
1948 1st Edition Authentic Unopened Hermes Cassandre Scarce Sealed Playing Cards eBay Seller: worldclassplayingcards

1948 1st Edition Authentic Unopened Hermes Cassandre Scarce Sealed Playing Cards

From The World of Playing Cards website HERE: "Promotional playing cards created for the famous Parisian store by A. M. Cassandre (pseudonym of Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron, 1901-1968) with abstract, almost surrealist figures and ornamentation inspired by medieval art and rendered into an Art Deco idiom. His sensibility was also influenced by cubism, yet his aesthetic was superbly original."

1948 1st Edition Authentic Unopened Hermes Cassandre Scarce Sealed Playing Cards SOLD: $800.00. Check it out HERE.