19th Century Square Faro Playing Cards
LIMITED EDITION: Only 2000 printed! Will NOT be reprinted.
This reproduction deck is based off the Squared Faro #366 which was first produced by Russell & Morgan Co. in 1887 to supply gambling casinos. Faro was the most popular gambling game at that time.
It has been digitally recreated to accurately represent the artwork on the deck, but on a modern USPCC printed deck with rounded corners.
The Court cards are full-length figures which contain many of the idiosyncratic features associated with designs re-copied from the woodblock era.
This deck would be a great practical prop for any themed wild west parties or to use in gambling magic routines. Superb appearance and handling!
- Printed by USPCC on classic stock
- Poker size
- Traditional cut
- Embossed finish
- Full bleed "Snowflake" design back
- 52 cards + 2 Jokers
- Extra simple Ace & double back
- Replica tax stamp seal
- Gold metallic ink on box
- Limited edition of 2,000
- Illustrated by Azured Ox
- Produced by Will Roya
- 2019 release
Customer reviews for 19th Century Square Faro Playing Cards
What a fascinating glimpse into a different world. My reason for purchasing is that i'm researching 19th Century card decks and games for a project involving a deck i have been planning to celebrate a lesser known but important vessel from the end of the 19th century and I wanted to give an air of authenticity to the deck by emulating elements that would have been seen on the decks carried by sailors at the time.
I'm also curious about Faro and wanted to be able to learn the game with an authentic looking deck.
This deck is brilliant for both purposes, and is a direct link back in history to even earlier decks, which helps me a great deal. I love the courts, and the simplicity. Simpler times indeed!
If you're curious about the history of playing cards and card games, I'd recommend this deck heartily.
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