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ORIGINAL 1940S BRIDGE PLAYING CARDS, DICKINSON'S NZ

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$45.00 Purchase

Here I have an Original Box of 1940s Bridge Playing Cards, manufactured by Dickinson's New Zealand, featuring advertising for Canterbury Lingerie.

The box is in very good condition.  It has a stain on the left hand side, some foxing inside, but the box retains its integrity.

The cards are in very good to excellent condition.  Both sets are complete, including Bridge instructions, Joker and blank card.  One set advertises "Mabs By Canterbury" and the other "Cantapants by Canterbury".  The cards were manufactured by John Dickson & Co (New Zealand) Wellington.  If you look at the photos and scans, you can see the cards have been used.  I'm unfamiliar with the rules of many card games, but clearly some of the lower cards weren't used as their condition is close to mint, whereas higher denomination cards and the Aces show signs of use.  One card has a small pen mark on the playing side.

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