From his expressive art drawings, to his studies of plants and animals, the anatomy of the human body, and his inventions, Leonardo Da Vinci was evolutionary, and his artistic interpretation is depicted in this beautiful deck, featuring Sepia Tone and Black Charcoal Editions.
National Playing Card Collection Day was created to help spread awareness of our art to the world. It accompanied the launch of Portfolio52, the world's largest online playing card database. The free service offers an easier way for collectors to discover and manage their personal collections. A limited edition deck of 400 was crafted by Alexander Chin to commemorate this holiday.
MADE BY HAND
The PCCD Deck is the most labor intensive deck ever produced by Seasons. Each deck is run by hand through offset, letterpressed on premium cotton paper, hot foil stamped in gold, diecut, folded, glued, and then sealed with an individually numbered seal of authenticity. Organic black forms a column that drips into the diamond emblem featuring the inauguration.
Every single playing card within the High Victorian deck was designed from scratch - even the Aces, Jokers, and court cards exude the grand excess of ornamentation quintessential to the Victorian era. In a word: breathtaking.
The distinguishing feature of the English standard playing card is that the Jacks are lansquenets – mighty warriors or foot soldiers. With such a rich and illustrious subject matter, nothing needed to be added that wasn’t already there. All that was needed was to give each of the characters dimension and expression. Nothing was done to disturb the basic foundation of the deck. Rather, conscious decisions were made to preserve and extend the tradition. Each and every card in the WhiteKnuckle Deck is a unique hand rendering in keeping with the style. Where ambiguity gave way to artistic license, reference was made to its ancestor, the French Rouen design.
This is the first edition of the Palladin playing cards which are featured in the \"unknown\"" section of the DB. They were designed by Laura Sutherland. They were reprinted under the name Palladin in the 1980s
Besides having the tuck saying printed in Ohio or Kentucky, the bottom of the tuck of the Ohio decks has the Tally Ho Poker 9 trademark with no additional text while the Kentucky deck has a long copyright text . Finally the seal on the Ohio decks is blue and on the Kentucky decks it is black
From the book: ”Jeff Busby’s Secret of the Palmettos” As a playing card alone – even without the “Secret of the Palmettos” – the Texan is a superior card. Aside from the appeal of the elegant back design, it is equal to the standard Bee diamond Back, or the old Bee Worm Back, for visual deception with a false deal. The finish is well-known air-cushion finish which allows the card to literally “float” over each other. They are highly flexible, so steals and palms work beautifully. Moreover, they have a “slip”, “snap”, and a thin feel to them that makes turning over a double, feel like handling a feather. The cutting process is superb. (Jeff Busby, 1998)
10% of the population is left-handed. The common card deck is right-handed. So it goes. Over the years, there have been left-handed decks, but not a single one has celebrated the many famous lefties of the world. A missed opportunity in our book. With the Sinister Deck, we set out to bring lefties and righties alike a deck that's unique, a little bit educational, and plenty of good fun.
Each suit is a different theme: Hearts are Musicians, Spades are Historical Figures, Clubs are Politicians, and Diamonds are Film/TV Personalities