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Lot Number: 238
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Estimate Range: $800 - $1,000
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Complete Deck of Harlequin Transformation Playing Cards

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c. 1888, Harlequin Insert Transformation Playing Cards, Kinney Tobacco Co., New York, Complete Deck of 52 exceptional design Colorful Chromolithographed Cards, Choice Very Fine.

c. 1888, Kinney Tobacco Co. Harlequin Insert Transformation Playing Cards, New York. A Complete Deck of all 52 Chromolithographed Playing Cards, issued as inserts with Kinney Cigarettes. The “Transformation” designs of occupational and racial themes (several of the spade cards are depicted as Black people), many with humorous captions. The backs of each card include a checklist of all the cards in a full deck, plus the requisite Advertisement for Kinney Tobacco. Each card measures 2.75” x 1.5.” The condition varies - some cards have slight creases and handling from use, while others are in crisp superior condition. Similar designs were also used by Tiffany & Co. on their Harlequin deck, except for the Ace of Spades which was different. A beautiful Complete Deck of these amazing Harlequin Insert Transformation Playing Cards and the finest we have offered.
Lot Number: 238
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