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Engraved Compass Rose and Skull Antiqued Vintage Solid Mango Wood Box Reproduction with Pirate Themed Playing Cards

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Engraved Compass Rose and Skull Antiqued Vintage Solid Mango Wood Box Reproduction with Pirate Themed Playing Cards

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Made of solid mango, classified as a hardwood, this vintage antique reproduction card box is strong, durable and dense. It includes a deck of 54 pirate themed cards.

• Natural, authentic, sustainable, eco-friendly and durable painted solid mango wood.
• Antique reproduction box 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" x 1-3/4”
• Deck of 54 four-suited pirate themed blank-backed and numberless 2-1/4” x 3-3/4” – Contains 2 Jokers
• Intricately engraved with skull and crossed swords inside a compass rose
• Antique brass lid latch

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.

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