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10 January
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ECLIPSE COMIC Playing Cards. The reproduction of the first transformation deck printed in the USA

Continuing with the reproductions of old decks that have already made him very popular, Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) has just launched a new one: ECLIPSE COMIC. Originally printed in 1876 by F. H. Lowere, it is considered the first transformation deck printed in the United States and the first, of this type of deck, to include a joker. This reproduction will include two jokers to better fit to modern playing cards use.     Although high-resolution images provided by the University of…

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14 December
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CIRCUS REPRODUCTION Playing Cards. A big show of the late nineteenth century

Along last months, Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) has produced a good amount of vintage decks reproductions. Although most of them have been offered them through collective financing, the last one has put it directly for sale through its website: CIRCUS REPRODUCTION. The deck has been completely recreated from scratch from the original in 1896, the Circus No 47, printed by the USPCC in their first steps as a completely new company.     This deck replaced the traditional characters in the court…

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18 May
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HUSTLING JOE and YE WITCHES Playing Cards. Interesting reproductions of the late Nineteenth Century

After achieving a fantastic success with the reproductions of Vanity and Faro decks, Will Roya strikes back with an exciting project with two new reproductions: HUSTLING JOE and YE WITCHES. Hustling Joe No.61 deck was first produced by the USPCC in 1895 and modified later in a second edition to correct some mistakes. The designs are comical and inspired by the relationship between playing cards and the scams, represented by the character “Joe” in the Ace of Spades. All the…

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05 April
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VANITY and FARO Playing Cards. Limited reproductions of decks full of history

While we are faced with an explosion of new designs of all kinds, it is always enriching to learn a little more about the origin of playing cards through reproductions of old decks that have marked an era. Besides working tirelessly to spread designs from illustrators around the world through his own production, Will Roya has also committed to the playing card history. After the Bicycle Faro edition based on the designs of a s.XIX deck, he now offers us…