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CHRISTMAS GIFTS- Orders need to be placed by December 12th to get guaranteed shipping by December 20th and arrival via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days) by December 24th for domestic addresses. International orders need to be placed by December 6th to get guaranteed shipping by December 10th and arrival via USPS Priority Mail (6-10 days) by December 24th. Anything ordered after these dates are not guaranteed to make it by December 24th.
Please message me with timing concerns. One exception BEFORE you order: If you place an order and then request it by a certain date in the order notes, there is no guarantee I can meet that.

International Spotter cards by USPC circa 1950's.

In collaboration with the U.S. government, USPC developed playing cards that aided the WWII effort. USPC's "spotter cards" featured illustrations of tanks, ships, and aircraft used by enemy forces, helping military personnel identify the enemy. USPC also produced special decks of playing cards for American troops that featured the latest military intelligence. The cards concealed maps printed between the two layers of the cards; moisture loosened the glue to reveal escape routes from prisoner of war camps. At home the company advertised card playing as a good way to relax at home, thereby conserving gas rations.

These cards were found at my local antique mall and were first bought in the 1950's and the original owner kept them in pretty good condition, no tearing or warping just a little discoloring on some which adds character and gives that vintage feel.

The simple black wood frame is 6 3/4" tall x 8 3/4" wide, and 3/4" thick with hardware to hang on the wall or set on a shelf. The cards are protected by the glass of the frame and raised just a tad above the black background with foam.

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Vintage WWII Spotter Playing Cards - Ready to ship

Overview

  • Vintage handmade item from the 1950s
  • Materials: playing card, frame, glass, constuction paper
  • Feedback: 99 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from Iowa, United States.
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