February 18, 2021 10:00 EST

Books & Manuscripts

 
  Lot 49
 

49

[Games] Carryl, Chas. E.
Harlequin Playing Cards

New York, Paris and London: Tiffany & Co., 1879. 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. (95 x 67 mm). Complete deck of 52 chromolithograph transformation cards in original printed box. Appear never to have been played with: all edges gilt; corners square; no wear of any kind; box bottom split cleanly at one corner.

This set is widely regarded as the most artistic and skillful American transformation deck.

Sold for $8,820
Estimated at $800 - $1,200


 

New York, Paris and London: Tiffany & Co., 1879. 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. (95 x 67 mm). Complete deck of 52 chromolithograph transformation cards in original printed box. Appear never to have been played with: all edges gilt; corners square; no wear of any kind; box bottom split cleanly at one corner.

This set is widely regarded as the most artistic and skillful American transformation deck.

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