Hello again! Thanks for the awesome feedback.
I did some googling on the stella deck and it seems to be from 1940-1960. Although it has no jokers my guess would be cartamundi as well because thats the company that prints most decks I have used in belgium
Anyway ima jump right in to the next installment of my collection!
I will start out with a modern deck that I picked up from the ellusionist summer sale. Its a great deck that I had been eyeing for a long time so when it went on sale I had to get it.
"Sultan Republic Treasury" by Ellusionist.
Has a little bit of really well placed embossing on the tuck.
I really like the back design on these, also note the interior of the tuck map, a very cool touch!
Finally, the best part for me are the custom red pips!
Now with that deck that you all probably already know out of the way, let me show you something new!
For my "misc" deck of the day I have a cool Italian deck. This is a deck I came across in a paper store called "Signum" in Firenze. I think they printed/cut it themselves as the stock is unlike anything I have seen.
"Varie Figvre Gorbi di lacopo Callot" by Signum, Printed by Signum.
The "tuck" is simply a piece of thick black paper wrapped around the deck and tied on with a string.
The Cards were much thicker than any I have seen. (This is next to the Sultan deck)
The back image is printed on sideways and is one way, which is a bit annoying from an actual usability standpoint. it is a very humorous and well drawn image though.
Finally, the card faces are also printed on sideways, it has 13 different images that repeat on all the suits.
Overall I love the "homemade" feel of the deck, as well as the art style. But the sideways printing makes the deck pretty unusable.
Finally I have a really cool antique!
This deck I found in an estate sale of a WW2 Veteran. It dates from Dec 6, 1943 and I believe was given to soldiers to use in there down time during the war. Half of the tuck is very darkened from age as you will see.
"Mohawk" by Mohawk Printed by The NY Consolidated Card CO.
Darkened half of the tuck reads "Gift of the American Red Cross. NOT TO BE SOLD"
It reads "The NY Consolidated Card CO." along the bottom of the tuck.
The cards are in great condition, although they are a bit stiff and do stick when trying to handle. But I don't intend to ever use my antique decks for play or handling anyway.
Includes a full deck with both jokers! Obviously pretty standard faces. Also get to see the other side of the tuck here which reads, "For Use of U.S. Government Permit No. 1 Dec. 6, 1943"
Thats certainly one of my best estate sale finds and I got it for just 50 cents!
Anyway, thats all for now! Ill be away all next week so its going to be a while for the next update, but don't worry more cool decks still to come!