Our reproduction 18th Century Playing Cards feature Aesop's Fables on the backs. These made in USA playing cards are printed on uncoated heavy stock with an embossed tax stamp surrounding the package to replicate how they were originally sold. A great gift for kids, fun in the classroom, or as an added touch of authenticity for playing games around the camp fire at your next re-enactment.
- Reproduction of 18th-Century Playing Cards
- Backs Feature Aesop's Fables
- Based on Deck Printed by I. Kirk ca 1759
- Uncoated Heavy Stock Paper
- Cut with Square Corners
- Embossed Tax Stamp Surrounding Package
- Tied Closed with String
- Made in USA
Based on a deck printed by I. Kirk ca 1759.
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This deck is not an exact replica of the original deck, or even earlier reproductions. They are not printed on regular card stock but on something like thick watercolor paper. Also, they are printed entirely in black ink which means the hearts and diamonds are black instead of read. The fables are not easy to read. It's difficult to figure out the archaic language when the printing is so poor. Last is not a problem with the deck itself but the shipping cost was absolutely ridiculous.
a fun way to pass along Aesop's fables and our country's history. each card is a fascinating combination of font's, illustrations, and a lessons in life.