Share your favorites on Show & Tell

A nice deck of "Smart Set" Cards

In Cards > Playing Cards > Show & Tell.
aardvarkCards's items6 of 9Vintage History CardsBonus Playing Cards
Love it
Like it

jokercollectorjokercollector loves this.
VintageArgentinaVintageArgentina loves this.
Love.anything.oldLove.anything.old loves this.
lisalisa likes this.
imanderimander likes this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 12 years ago

    (9 items)

    This is a deck from Russell Playing Card Company "Smart Set" line titled "The New York Girl".
    I am unable to pinpoint the date. This ace first appeared in 1917 and was used throughout the 1920's and into the 1930's.
    I love that the edges are still shiny gold and the joker is rather elegant as well.
    I also have another Smart Set deck titled "Sweethearts".

    Playing Cards
    See all
    Bicycle Vintage Halloween Playing Cards
    Bicycle Vintage Halloween Playing C...
    2 Packs Vintage Winston Cigarettes Promotional Playing Cards Unopened Sealed
    2 Packs Vintage Winston Cigarettes ...
    Vintage Maverick Poker Playing Cards Hoyle No. 1205 Blue & Red Sealed NOS
    Vintage Maverick Poker Playing Card...
    Vintage Tiffany $ Co Double Deck Playing Cards with Case
    Vintage Tiffany $ Co Double Deck Pl...
    Bicycle Vintage Halloween Playing Cards
    Bicycle Vintage Halloween Playing C...
    See all


    1. VintageArgentina VintageArgentina, 12 years ago
      That's beautiful!, I love the dancing couple, the woman in the back, the shiny edges, everything!. Can I ask you something? How many decks you have so far? ..Thanks for sharing!
    2. aardvarkCards, 12 years ago
      Thanks! I posted these because I think the couple on the joker is friends with the couple on your Tango deck!

      I have a little less than 100 decks, about 20 that I think are really special. I was very lucky and found almost every one of my decks at a single yard sale just a few houses down the street from mine. Someone was getting rid of an entire collection that belonged to their father, several hundred decks but many in poor condition. They were very cheap because the seller just wanted to get rid of I picked out whatever happened to catch my eye. At first I just wanted to sell them on ebay to make some $, but the more research I do, the more I enjoy them and so will probably keep most of them.
    3. VintageArgentina VintageArgentina, 12 years ago
      Lol, yeah, maybe you are is an universal lenguage after all, right?

      I think some people just see this kind of things as old garbage (I have big examples in home), but I feel that if this decks (or any antique) were preserve for so many years was becouse someone cared of them, and I'm glad to continue the job...and like you said, if the crisis knocks my door again, I always can sell them. I hope to see some other of your decks!. For my part there is not much more to show for now, I just have two spanish cards decks more, from the 70'... and that's all my "collection" lol

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.