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Playing Cards148 of 255Marlboro Wild West Playing CardsI 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 5 years ago


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I found these at a local thrift shop. Congress 606 playing cards. I have searched and searched the internet and I cannot figure out the name of this particular card set. It has the number "297" printed on the cards that are attached to the box. All cards are included in the deck except the game rules (I don't know if it came with one to begin with) Any information on these cards is greatly appreciated.

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Here is a Ad for them
    The United States Playing Card Company, started in 1867, produces and distributes many brands of playing cards, including Bicycle, Bee, Hoyle, Kem, and others, plus novelty and custom cards, and other playing card accessories such as poker chips. The company was once based in Cincinnati, Ohio, but is now headquartered in Erlanger, Kentucky. It has been a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation since 2004.
    The company was founded in 1867 as Russell, Morgan & Co., a printing company.They began printing playing cards, with the "Congress No. 606" line being the first, in 1881. They began printing Bicycle cards, which would become their most popular line, in 1885.The playing card business was successful enough that it was spun off as a separate business in 1894, as The United States Playing Card Company.
    Some similar to yours on ebay
  2. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
  3. snowpijj, 5 years ago
    Thank you soo much for that information . I noticed some of the cards on the site you sent me had the name of the design. Is it possible to find that out somewhere?

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