Artifice in purple

Front of deck

Artifice is a line of playing cards designed and produced by Ellusionist, printed by USPCC using an exclusive performance coating to make these work well for cardistry and magic performances. The purple deck is one of the second edition colors. There are also second edition, version 2 options that have a white border on the card back, which is better suited for magic tricks. The face cards and pips are custom colored to match the deck color. This deck has a sleek and sophisticated feel, with a pinstriped, silver metallic lined art on the tuck case, and modern lined royalty cards. This is a standard poker sized deck with 52 standard cards, two custom jokers (one showing a card reveal), and a double backed gaff card. This deck is still sealed in its original packaging.The top of the card reads “Ars Est Celare Artem” which is Latin for “it is art to conceal art.” 

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.