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The Leather is marked "DUNHILL MADE IN ITALY"
The case is 2.5" by 2" by1".
It is made from fine Italian Leather.
There is brass medallion with the 4 suits (spade, diamond, heart, club)
Circa 1950s or so. This would have been tucked into a briefcase or handbag and used as entertainment on the road (my, how things have changed).
DETAILS and ISSUES
Please be sure to see all the photos and understand the issues.
There are eight decks of cards. Four with blue backs, four with pink backs. There are 4 jokers total - 2 pink, 2 blue. There is a total of 419 cards! SEE PHOTOS
EACH CARD measures about 1" by 1.25".
Cards were made by card maker "Fabbrica Carte Da Giuoco , Modiano S.A. Treste". This Italian company also made playing cards for Gucci. They also made beautiful Tarot and Pinup decks of cards.
Of the 8 decks, there is ONE card missing. A four of spades has gone missing over the years.
Five or 6 of the cards have been bent or damaged a bit (still usable, but they look crumpled). SEE PHOTOS.
The leather case also has a very fine leather (calf skin or lamb) lining. The top lining has come loose and wrinkled up. It can be reglued if desired. SEE PHOTOS.
Very cool set.
These little cards would be great for your upcycled projects.