This is a restoration of the original Centennial Exposition Deck printed in 1876 and distributed at the Philadelphia World’s Fair. It is thought to be the first deck that was made in conjunction with a fair. The deck is also know as the quadruplicate deck because it has indices in all 4 corners and the indices are 4 different colors; Spades (Black), Harts (Red), Diamonds (Yellow), Clubs (Blue). The pips on the cards are 2 colors red and black.
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Murphy varnish transformation playing cards restoration
1883 vintage playing card restoration
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