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I just have a question, I have a set of Murphy's Varnish Co. Playing cards and I read an article about them on a NY museum web.

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Posted 2 years ago

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dogdoc1949
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I just wanted to know if they have any monetary value I found them in my grandmothers basement in a paperbag someone was going to through out and then I read on a NY museum website they were featuring them and I tried to contact them.... I just wanted to know if they are valuable!
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Debbie
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  1. Cardlover Cardlover, 2 years ago
    You have found yourself a real goodie. It is one of the most sought after American Advertising decks, 1879. Condition and completeness are paramount - there should be 52 cards plus the joker (1)! If you look further down in this column I actually wrote about this wonderful deck a year ago. If this deck were mint and complete in the box (not often seen) it is worth somewhere in the 2500 dollar range but if the Joker is missing it will lose at least half its value or more.
  2. dogdoc1949 dogdoc1949, 2 years ago
    Yes, they are complete "Best card" and all.
    Thanks,
    I found them in my gran's basement and no one in my family has any curiosity about things, I guess, but me
  3. Cardlover Cardlover, 2 years ago
    The Best card is the Joker so the deck is complete! A great find, lots of card collectors would like to be so lucky!

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