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Newfoundland Playing Cards Deck Early 1900s

CAD$425.00

A complete deck, with Joker and information card. The cards feature various Newfounland photographs of places and people of Newfoundland and Labrador of the time. With original protective case. Published by Ayre & Sons in early 1900s.

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Overall well-preserved condition. All cards are present. The photos on cards of a suit are all tinted a certain color (for example the diamond suit has green tinted photos).The edges of the cards have a gold embossing.

 

The protective case has two pieces as marked, an inner case and the outer protective case which is open on both ends. The case has a coat of arms and enscribed as 'Newfoundland Souvenir Playing Cards, published by Ayre & Sons, Ltd, St. John's, Newfoundland'.

 

One of the playing cards is an information card (pictured) that gives more details about Ayre & Sons.


The obverse of the cards feature a drawing of a Newfoundland dog. Below the dog are silhouette images of a moose and someone fishing.

 

A spectacular item. Either use them for that high-stakes poker game, or since they are a full set of 52 cards + 1 Joker +1  Info card=54 Cards, one could mount them all for display in a frame 6 cards wide by 9 cards high.