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Bicycle Old Parchment Playing Cards by Collectable Playing Cards
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Bicycle Old Parchment is an ode to the days before the printing press. It is a classic look that will forever be inscribed in history. The yellowed brittle paper has been the template in which many historic writings have been produced. The most famous being the Declaration of Independence. This one of a kind deck is one for the ages so be sure to get yours today for your collection. Designed by Collectable Playing Cards and printed by USPCC.

  • Printed by USPCC
  • Bicycle branded
  • 100% hand drawn artwork
  • Custom pips
  • Custom seal
  • Air-cushion finish
The back design is reminiscent of an old map design and portrays the dusty burn marks outlining the entire card.

The face cards are standard with a sandy look to them. The burn marks also line the card.

The numbered cards have very interesting pip designs. Similar to the back cards they are mazed patterns similar to designs of the olden days.

The jokers are almost puppet like figures dressed in warm oranges and yellows to compliment the style of the paper.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 20th, 2016
In the ad the cards look old and authentic. The actual deck looks make-believe -- they're glossy, the colors aren't that believable. They're also hard to read quickly. I was expecting cards that look like the Gypsy's Curse cards, which I think are pretty real looking. These are nowhere near as antique in appearance.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 26th, 2016
I will probably never perform with these cards as they are just too dark and hard too read.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 24th, 2016
I was taken by the look of this deck rather quickly. It appealed to my love of antique props that can be used in magical performance. Cards handle as well as all Bicycle cards do. Court cards and jokers...all faces look believably vintage, as do the backs.
One hard to miss visual issue is that the card faces and backs have so little contrast. When turning a card over for a choice or reveal for example, there is no visual cue to the eyes-no impactive contrast between backs and faces. This lack I think lessens visual impact needed for any kind of revelation. All cards have 'tears'-to make them look old. Problem is that tears are identical on all cards- more likely to have happened via digital design, than old age! Finally...the cards get very dark towards the edges...like they were overcooked. Such darkening towards an edge is a real phenomenon with paper, prints, old postcards. Tones get warmer and a bit darker, but here the dark gradation is a bit extreme...unless the creator wanted them to have looked burned. Bit dark for my taste.
Overall the deck will fit well with any performer using period props. They instantly bring the viewer back a century or two. Well illustrated. The back designs while ancient looking...also remind me of designs that show up in stores that sell items popular in the 60's...mystical, occult looking. Not sorry I got these, but will only use them for an appropriate effect-and/or along with other antique looking props.
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