Also available in a white version which was released later (May 2013), this deck from Theory 11 was released near the end of 2012, was illustrated by hand in South Africa and designed by Simon Frouws. They featured elegant gold foil stamped onto ultra-lux black paper derived from sustainable forests. Produced by USPCC, the stock is from FSC-certified papers derived from sustainable forests, vegetable-based inks and starch-based laminates. Sealed with a red tax-stamp, vintage sticker seal marked with the exact month and year of print. Containing largely standard face cards, the emphasis is on the premium foil tuck, card back artwork and stock quality that also was environmentally conscious.
Introducing Exquisite! From Expert Playing Card Company.
Old or New? Yes!
A few years ago when we started to get the itch to create modern versions of decks from the golden age of playing cards (1860-1920) our first stop was at the great temple for all things related to playing card collecting, Tom and Judy Dawson’s place in Toronto.
Among a number of really cool and rare decks offered to us was this amazing deck called Exquisite. The Dawson’s told us that this deck from about 1895 or so and produced by the Union Playing Card Company of New York was, as far as they knew, a one of kind. No other example had ever turned up anywhere.
The sideways tuck was love at first sight!
The back design that Union used wasn’t as much fun so we decided to replace it with a really beautiful back that had also originally come from the Art Nouveau period.
What we have now is the result of that day with Tom and Judy (and many many other great days with them!), Asi Wind’s great eye in picking out the back design and Lawrence Sullivan’s help in getting the factory that made the Legends (a true instant classic) to make our sideways tuck.
Designed by Stuart Palm and produced by Legends Playing Card Co., the new and elaborate Gnostic decks reveal an elegant motif designed with the mystery performer in mind. The design is both classical and mystical and features many built-in secrets. The tuck cases for the Gnostic decks are some of the most intricate of all time, extravagantly featuring two colors of foil on the outside and complete foil on the inside. The cards themselves display an original and beautiful use of metallic inks. Only 1,000 decks of each color were produced.
The Steamboat 999 was first introduced in 1883 by the Russell, Morgan & Company, now the US Playing Card Co. The brand lasted for over a century before being discontinued. As one of our favorite decks we convinced the USPCC to allow us to reprint them to their original specification with a smooth finish on ultra thin paper. We think the outcome is better than the original. New features include an updated case box with embossed elements and an off-white bleed on the face cards for a vintage aesthetic.
Medieval Playing Cards is the original deck created by Egor Klyuchnyk from Anomaly world studio in collaboration with Elephant Playing cards.
Inspired by fearless knights, severe lords and gorgeous queens, Medieval is a fully custom hand-drawn deck with one way courts in the original old style of playing card decks. From the card stock to the construction of the tuckbox, Medieval is designed to transport you back in time with a contemporary twist!
These new decks have been created to show all beauty of the Medieval Age and inspired by the great artist - Diego Velásquez. Through this deck we want you to feel this epoch, and experience its elegance and grandeur.
Features of the decks:
- Printed by Legends Playing Cards Company.
- Thicker Robusto card stock for a genuine medieval feel.
- Red wax-style seal.
- Intricate custom numbered seal on the Limited Gold deck (if unlocked)
- Authentic out-of-the box tuck flap packaging.
- Beautiful and Intricate 2-way back design for both decks.
- Unique coat of arms for each suit- subtle background design.