Januari 13


Just heard that after January 19 the lockdown will be prolonged with another 3 weeks. So at least some 27 decks to go. Well, here's the first one. The Hochman describes the Stage decks as one of the new brands that the USPCC decided to publish. That decision was made in 1895 and in 1896 the first edition of the Stage deck #65 was published, followed in that same year by a second edition. This deck is from that second edition, recognizable by the name of the kings etc. in the pips. The courts and aces show pictures of actors and actresses, 4 on each, embellished by gold details in the background design. And -not visible- gold edges all around.