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A playing card cut into three sections and used as scrip to be redeemed for one loaf of bread per section. Issued by the Montreal grocer John Hautson.From the catalog of book dealer Bob Gaba:
February 26, 2013
Avilude, or Game of Birds, (Worcester, West & Lee, 1873) - a complete game of the card game, including the original box, and play intructions.
July 30, 2012
. . . and a sale on China, Glass and Linen Goods. Postcards given away by Arnstein & Bonn, a dry goods merchant at 3rd Avenue and 56th Street
July 20, 2012
A set of a popular card game. This edition published around 1850 by S. Hart & Co. in Philadelphia. No rules included.
October 31, 2011
Selected images from a set of transparent playing cards. When held to a light source, an image with a proverb can be seen. Unknown maker, but likely US, circa 1870. See all cards here: beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/getSETS.asp?ITEM=2039620 
October 10, 2011
The key card for the game of: Robert le Diable: Jeu des Mariages. France, circa 1820.
January 14, 2011
Q&A
Simple question; complicated answer. From an unidentified card game from France, circa 1860s.
January 3, 2011

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