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Kjellstrom
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The highest price paid for a deck of cards is $143,352 purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City at Sotheby's in London, on December 6, 1983. The cards, circa 1470-85, are believed to be the oldest known complete hand-painted deck.
Wizard of Oz
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Yeah, but I bet they don't fan well.
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challengedmichael
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Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk
Laird
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But can do a tear and restore, and write on them?
It's never to late to have a happy childhold!
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It's a neat deck. You can see what they look like right here, as well as read an in-depth article about them in a special issue of CARD CULTURE.

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AsL
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And I thought regular decks cost too much for the decreasing quality...
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Pretty cool
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That's why I love facsimile decks. You can 'get the feel' without shelling out $s. Or even $$$$$$$s.
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I hope these are on display. I'm a MoMA member in NYC: I'll check it out this week before work....
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