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gmmagic124
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I like it from what I can see so far.

Thanks Bill Palmer for the sticker idea.
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Just received these today. They do look better than the older ones but they still haven't taken the bar code off of the box! Other than that I am very pleased.
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Sounds good! I ordered 6 decks without the patience to wait for feedback from someone who has gotten theirs. I think 6 decks of these will probably last a lifetime. It's a special occasion item in a way.

I don't think this kind of box looks convincing anyway if it's the same as the one the last run of cards came in. Too glossy and modern, only with wear clearly prited on. Would look great in a video but not up close in my opinion.

Real old decks come in boxes with much older looking design and cardboard. Besides, in real life, really old decks all come with a rubber band around them. Smile

Wonder if one could use smoke to age the sides without ruining the feel of the deck. Just thought of that as I was typing this.
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On 2007-04-29 06:41, The Amazing Noobini wrote:


Wonder if one could use smoke to age the sides without ruining the feel of the deck. Just thought of that as I was typing this.


I just scraped some soft pencil lead on some paper smeared my finger into it and rubbed it all over the white edges of the deck.Voila!

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Burn Frankincense on a burn safe surface, and while it's combusting it releases it's oil in charcoal black. don't get too close, but put the edges of the deck only slightly in the visible black line of smoke. Instant smoke-dye.

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On 2007-02-22 02:29, e-man wrote:
Go here to see a real vintage Bicycle deck
http://web.mac.com/merlin_ink/iWeb/MERLIN/Library.html


e-man, Which photo are you referring to?
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On 2007-04-29 12:00, Xenafor wrote:
Burn Frankincense on a burn safe surface, and while it's combusting it releases it's oil in charcoal black. don't get too close, but put the edges of the deck only slightly in the visible black line of smoke. Instant smoke-dye.

Michael


That must be the Biblical method. Smile

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I won't be burning any incenses in this apartment I think. Tried it with some old candels which I was going to throw out because they give off way too much soot. But that had no effect. Maybe I'll try the pencil idea or some other charcoal or graphite from my old artists toolbox.

The new 1800s arrived today. They do look a lot less yellow than the first series. All in all a paler deck of cards with more uniform backs. I kinda liked the red ink tone of the first run tho, which is now gone as the extra shiny yellow ink coat is no longer boosting the reds. I won't complain about that however since I have gotten my wish fulfilled of more authentically aged looking cards.

Having finally now used the first 1800s for a week while I was waiting for these, I have to say that the first edition rank among the nastiest cards I've ever had to work with. I think these will be better. Hope so.
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They are OK. I like the tip for aging the edges with soft pencil lead which I will be applying to my set. Why is there a barcode on the box? The box should be authentic.
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On 2007-05-05 18:02, magic777 wrote:
Why is there a barcode on the box? The box should be authentic.


A_Blake has some good barcode removal tips a few posts above yours.

Having said that, I would have to agree that a bar code is unneccessary. Why not have it on a removable piece of paper or on a removable sticker?

Having said that too, the box looks absolutely nothing like an old box of cards. It looks like a very new very glossy modern box designed to look aged to a slightly ridiculous degree.

It is beautiful tho. It's just not authentic looking. Of course.. the cards aren't the least bit authentic looking either. Without the numerous white cracks over the pips and with the same amount of "wear" at the edges of the faces and hardly any except for a slight color tint at the middle, it would look authentic.

Having said... well... it's a very cool deck really. And there are no better retro looking decks around. (The Texan 1889 deck is a lot prettier but also waaay too yellow)
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The Texan 1889 deck is a lot prettier but also waaay too yellow
Where can I find the Texan 1889 deck???
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On 2007-05-05 19:54, tdowell wrote:

Where can I find the Texan 1889 deck???


You may already know these as many refer to them as Texan '45 (which is confusing since there are at least two other decks people like to call Texan 45).

The box says "Texan, first produced in 1889". But they are order number R45, which may stand for "Russel & Morgan Texan 45" or "Reprint 45". Or something.

Anyway, I got mine from the UK a while back, but I now like to buy my cards from this eBay seller: http://stores.ebay.com/Full-Boat-Dealer-Playing-Cards
I won't post the direct link to the cards since the long url will break the layout here and make everyone's posts hard to read. But he has some nice scans of them as well. Check out the nicest Ace of Spades I think have ever seen.

Here is another eBayer I think I can vouch for: http://stores.ebay.com/Merz67

The UK site, which I also like a lot: http://www.cards4magic.co.uk/acatalog/Cards.html

Kardwell also have them, but they are very expensive on shipping charges.

These cards are like I said also quite yellowish, or cream colored. A bit too much. They also have the odd oily feel when they are new. But they are still very very nice cards. I love the old looking court cards and the tiny index numbers.
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I love the incredible one-way-ness of these decks. Has anyone played with this? See you in the Inner Thoughts.
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I can get you sealed Texans at $3 per deck plus actual shipping if you message me.
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On 2007-01-02 13:44, Mystician wrote:
These seem made for the bizarrist.

w00t !


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A small tips.....I open the card case and breakdown the box, so I can colour the inside of the box....I used Yellow Tea....rub it in with a wet sponge and let it dry overnight.....then after its dry, BEFORE I glue the box back together...I put it on a floor then put stacks of Hardcover Books on top of it, to make it lay flat again.....wait for an hour or two, then I glue the box back together.....its look waay much better now, since its ilogcal for the outside of the box to look that old but the inside look so white and pristine!.......
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On 2007-07-07 19:30, mesmer wrote:
A small tips.....I open the card case and breakdown the box, so I can colour the inside of the box....I used Yellow Tea....rub it in with a wet sponge and let it dry overnight.....then after its dry, BEFORE I glue the box back together...I put it on a floor then put stacks of Hardcover Books on top of it, to make it lay flat again.....wait for an hour or two, then I glue the box back together.....its look waay much better now, since its ilogcal for the outside of the box to look that old but the inside look so white and pristine!.......


Hi Mesmer:I also used slightly diluted tea extract,however why go to all the trouble of breaking down and re-glueing the box?

I just used a medium artists paint brush to paint the inside and it looks naturally old.

I also rectified the issues with the exterior of the box as I stated in an earlier post.If anyone would like to see the result ..just PM me with your e-mail. See previous post here.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......start=30

Best.
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Hmmm......I never tought of using a paint brush.....since Im a perfectionist so....

hey thanx for the link tho!

I used this with Heirloom in a premontition effects + Manhattanville + My own version of Pegasus Page using Manhattanville + Murphy Chest + The Relic.....its all inside the Murphy Chest....that I calim as a Heriloom from my Great Uncle Charlie
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