Vintage Playing Cards by Thomas De La Rue & Co of London with Original Hard Case | Double Deck Bridge Cards
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「Features」 · Includes 2 Standard Card Decks · One deck features birds on a blue background · One deck in lady bug prink · Comes in original black plastic hard case for easy giving and storage · Made in England
「Style Inspiration」 This set of playing cards come in sets of two beautiful decks. Featuring two funky fun designs of birds sitting on branches and a lady bug.
Comes with the original card box to keep them out on your coffee table or in guest rooms. The box reads "by appointment to her Majesty the Queen, suppliers of playing cards" and has a royal crest. It will make a beautiful gift for bridge players and are a lovely piece to include in your next house party or bring on the go!
「History」 De La Rue plc was founded by Thomas de la Rue in 1813 in Guernsey, where he helped print a small paper called Le Miroir Politique. He eventually moved his business to London where he printed playing cards. He was rewarded a Royal Letters Patent from King William IV for the manufacture of playing cards. The company continued to expand for the next few decades. Today, it is the largest security printer and papermaker in the world with over 150 nations using the company to print their currency.
「Dimension」 5" L x 3.8ʺW × 1ʺH
「Condition」 Very good vintage condition. Some yellowing of the card as can be expected with age. In original box but not sealed.