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
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
Simple question; complicated answer. From an unidentified card game from France, circa 1860s.
January 3, 2011
Playing cards from a deck of "carving cards" printed by Joseph Moxon in London, circa 1680.
December 20, 2010
A deck of etched, printed, hand-colored playing cards created by the artist Nicholas Kahn while a student at Washington University in St. Louis. Missouri. The Story of Hextor, Clifford, Duncan, and Serge unfolds within . . . Decifer the sordid tale while engaging in poker, hearts or gin . . . Scenes of intimate pain, extraordinary desire.
May 18, 2010