Bicycle Edgar Allan Poe Playing Cards

Edgar Allan Poe front of deck

This Edgar Allen Poe deck features artwork by Dave Edgerly and is derived from such Poe classics as “The Masque of the Red Death”, “Murders on the Rue Morgue”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, and “The Black Cat” as well as some of his more obscure works that true Poe fans will immediately recognize such as “Hop-Frog”, “The Gold Bug”, “The Oval Portrait”, and “Berenice”. The aces, face cards, and jokers are based on different characters. The deck will be printed by USPCC and feature the Bicycle Brand and were first printed in the summer of 2014. 

Bicycle branded Vincent's Royals

Vincent’s Royals front of deck

These limited edition cards had a onetime run of only 1100 decks and will not be printed again. Artist, Johnny Whamm, copied Vincent Van Gogh’s style to hand paint all of the face cards, based on Vincent’s own works. The joker cards are the two versions of his famous sunflower paintings. The back art is Starry Night. This deck is Bicycle branded, printed by USPCC, and is numbered 809 of 1100, sealed in its original packaging. These cards were printed March, 2016.

Vaudeville playing cards

Vaudeville playing cards front of box

Made by United States Playing Card Company for The Blue Crown, the Vaudeville deck was made for magicians. The back design is ideal for flourishes and throws. The front and back of this deck is all custom artwork by illustrator/artist Fracturize.

The box on this deck is a bit tattered, but not torn, and the edges are worn. The cards inside did not come sealed, but they are unused and still in their original packing order.

United Airlines 1970s

Ocean to Ocean Service

United Airlines branded playing cards touting “Ocean to Ocean Service.” This deck is from the 1970’s and is unopened with intact the U. S. Playing Card Company sticker. The box is in excellent condition. Very slight wear and only the sticker shows some discoloration. Back in the day, some airlines handed out decks of cards to people on flights. Now you are lucky if they don’t run out of pretzels.


Coca-Cola® Mini Deck

This deck of Coca-Cola® cards has the trademarked curve bottle with bottle caps on it. Stars and circles (or bubbles) float around the bottle. This mini deck is 1.75″ X 2.5″. This deck was printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPPC). As best as I can find, this design dates to the early to mid 1990’s. This deck is unopened.

You can find standard size copies of this deck, printed by Bicycle® (a USPCC company) sold online, but other than a couple copies on eBay, or specialty shops, I found the most copies in France and Japan. I only found one seller on eBay selling the mini deck.