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Description

Set of two decks of playing cards in a cardboard box. Cards are sealed in clear cellophane. The box is card board and the top is designed with two cutouts to show the decks inside. The bottom of the box is blue with silver pinstripes and one corner has silver and black bands and a shield motif with a crown and the word Trafalgar. The cards are decorated with a silhouette drawing of a ship in full sail, one deck has an orange backgound for the ship and the other has blue.

Details

Maker
Russell Playing Card Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1924-1929
Based on tax stamp on blue deck
Inscriptions
"TRAFALGAR" (Part of shield motif printed on box)
"RUSSELL PLAYING CARD Co. / NEW YORK, U.S.A." (Printed on side of box)
"U.S.I.R. / PLAYING CARDS / 10 / CENTS" "R.P.C. / CO." (Tax stamp on blue deck, second string is cancellation mark)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
cardboard
cellophane
Object type
Game
Descriptive terms
cardboard
cellophane
Deck, Card
playing cards
Dimensions
3/4 x 3 7/8 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1496
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
188005

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