These playing cards are part of the Irish Weave Collection. They depict the Emblems of Ireland, in a style inspired by ancient Celtic illuminated manuscripts, these playing cards depict the well known emblems of Ireland, the Irish Shamrock, the Claddagh Ring and the Irish Harp while the weaving knot work pattern continues on its eternal journey.
Legends say that, in times immemorial, the gods ruled the world in this time of power and freedom, they dwelt in their heavenly palaces over Mount Kailas and ruled the people below. But the people dreamed of visiting the abode of the gods, even for just a moment, and longed to see the legendary place where there was no death or illness. One of the peasants prayed to the supreme divinity to witness the world of the gods and be convinced of the existence of immortality. The gods, of course, couldn't allow a human into their abode. But taking pity on the peasant, one of the gods took the cup of immortality and sprinkled it around the world. Falling, the spray turned into gorgeous blue stones - sapphires - and most of the drops, as legend has it, fell on Sri Lanka.
The first decks of the Crown Jewels series will be great; we’re sure of it. The color of Sapphire royal blue prevails in the decks and the boxes are finessed with blue foil overflows.
In our deck you'll see a twist on the classic images of Kings, Queens and Jacks, with the decks representing the opposition of the Kings of East and West - bringing the battles of ancient kings to your gaming table!
A series of premium playing cards "CROWN JEWELS "
The color of Sapphire royal blue prevails in the decks and the boxes are finessed with blue foil overflows.
♦ Gold-and blue foiled embossed tuck boxes (no printing)
♠ Deluxe matte and sturdy tuck boxes
♦ 100% custom design of cards, and tucks
♣ Metallic ink with silver pigment on card fronts
♥ 55 poker sized cards (52+2 jokers+1)
The mer-folk are teachers and guides, born in a watery world of magical mythology and powerful energy. This elegantly illustrated deck invites you to receive the lessons and blessings of the mystical realm, offering the insights you need to move forward through the challenges and barriers that we all must face. Now more than ever, the songs of the Mermaid are calling the people of the land. Let their magic be your guide.
Maduro Playing Cards are a collection of hand-illustrated playing cards that are designed in the colorful style of cigar band and cigar box art. Each court card is hand illustrated using uniquely original designs that set the Maduro Playing Cards apart from your everyday deck of playing cards. If you would like a deck of playing cards that is something truly unique then the Maduro Playing Cards have the perfect blend of tradition and style to make your next card game a truly unique experience.
New Gold Edition Unique Features:
Features the "tobacco leaf" background design on all cards.
Gold Cigar Band label on the box rather than the outside of the cellophane (like the OG Silver Maduro)
Exclusive cigar box style collectors case with a numbered seal.
Whether you get the Pure Cardistry Pink deck or Blue, you'll enjoy its pastel-colored hue, rarely seen in card decks. Its color will immediately catch your spectator's eye! The card backs utilize beautiful calligraphy in stating, "Pure Cardistry." The faces utilize color in a way you've never seen in a deck of cards - the purist form of color.
This facsimile deck was printed by Carta Mundi from Turnhout, Belgium, and published there and in the Netherlands by Standaard Boekhandel in 1979 (while others place it as 1980). The deck is a reproduction of an antique deck of transformation cards from France printed in 1817 (while Fields states 1832), designed by Baron/Colnel Athalin (1810-1820), an officer at the court of Louis Philippe (1830-1848, king of France). Each pip card has a different design, into which the suit signs have been incorporated. The 3 extra cards explain the deck and the courts, but ...in Dutch. #31 in Albert Field\'s book Transformation Playing Cards. Note - there was also another facsimile published by Carta Mundi in 1996.
From WOPC (http://www.wopc.co.uk/france/cartes-comiques-athalin):
Louis Marie Baptiste Atthalin’s marvellous set of transformation cards, known in France as “cartes comiques”, was first published in c.1817. The court cards are titled and depict persons from classical literature and history in a scene relating to their life, whereas the numeral cards are untitled and portray a variety of contemporary scenes or imaginary cartoons in extraordinary detail (bearing in mind the constrained size of a playing card) and which transform the humble playing card into fine art.
The scenes on the numeral cards include: soldiers, musical gatherings, farm workers, street performers, nursery scene, sailors' sleeping berth, dancers, boxers, doctor's patients, a caged bear, pipe-smoking arabs, a sedan chair, an alchemist and various allegorical scenes.
Besides being an accomplished artist, watercolourist and lithographer, Baron Louis Atthalin was a French Army officer who received numerous awards and distinctions during his military career, reaching the rank of Lieutenant General. In addition, Atthalin was a Knight in the Royal and Military Order of Saint Louis, a Grand Cross in the Royal and Military Order of Saint Ferdinand, and awarded the Order of Glory. In 1848 he retired to Alsace and devoted the rest of his life to watercolour painting.
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This is the first deck of mono series by Luke Wadey. Main features of this deck include use of different thickness of lines and shades of a single colour to create unique design for cardists and magicians. There are features for fans on backs as well as card faces. Each deck has a custom post stamp style seal, that is not numbered.