A unique gift for the pirate lover or for a pirate-themed Halloween or birthday party! Solid mango wood engraved box includes a 54-card deck of playing cards. Face cards feature famous pirates of the time: Henry Every, Edward England, Stede Bonnet, Charles Vane, Calico Jack, Bartholomew Roberts, Howell Davis, Blackbeard, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Jokers feature Captain Kidd.
Why are card backs blank? Cards from the earlier centuries were blank. But when they were used for poker it was discovered the blank backs could be marked with a smudge or other discreet marking for cheating. The joker wasn’t introduced until about 1875 in the United States.
Why are cards numberless? Numbers were first printed on cards around the end of the 18th century.
• Natural, authentic, sustainable, eco-friendly and durable solid mango wood.
• Box dimensions: 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" x 1-3/4”
• Deck of 54 four-suited pirate-themed cards
• Intricately engraved with wood cut style bust portrait of Edward Teach (a.k.a. Blackbeard)
• Antique brass lid latch