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Bee Erdnase Smith Back Black Playing Cards (2 Decks)
NOTE: This listing is for two decks (1 Cambric, 1 Ivory).
Conjuring Arts is very proud to release our first decks of Erdnase 1902 brand cards. These commemorative decks designed by Guy Hollingworth (with additional face artwork by Dan White) are printed on exclusive Bee Casino 825 paper and are made with a special coating to ensure the best handling. They’ve been cut the same way as Richard Turner has his cut so they faro and shuffle extremely well.
We are now releasing the first design and color in what will be a series. It is the Black Smith Back named in honor of Marshall D. Smith the illustrator of The Expert at the Card Table. The overall Bee like pattern is actually made up of tiny reproductions of the hands in the illustrations of the great card classic. These decks also use the original faces that were used by U.S. Playing Card Co. in 1902. These great faces have somewhat larger pips and somewhat smaller indices which combine to create an unusually attractive face.
A Conjuring Arts representative supervised all aspects of the production of these cards including being personally at the factory at the time of printing the backs, embossing, crushing and the final cutting and casing.
We truly believe that we’ve made the finest cards that US Playing Card can produce at the present time. These cards were printed in a very limited quantity and there is no guarantee that they will be re-printed. If you need some of these to perform with, practice with, or add to your collection, this is the time to get them.