Antique American Civil-War Era Playing Cards
Published by Samuel Hart & Co., New York, U.S.A, c.1860
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Deck: Samuel Hart Pharo Saloon Cards
Description: 19th century Samuel Hart & Co. American civil-war era playing cards. Incomplete deck with 49/52 cards. Missing the 8 of spades, 7 of clubs, 9 of hearts, diamonds complete. Complete set of court cards in all suits.
· Borders: single blue line, pips w/o borders
· Reverses: blue and white with dots and starbursts
· Pips: Two-way
· Indices: No indices
· Style: Standing courts and English suit markers
Average to good condition; incomplete (49 of 52 cards); some minor signs of wear and stains; slight soiling from use; age-darkening of Ace of Hearts; several cards with edge and corner damage (2 and 9 of clubs, 9 of spades, 6 of hearts, and 7 of diamonds); see photographs.