ARCCO Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1935 - c.1970s
Also at: ARCCO Playing Card Co. (Canada) Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Above: ‘Service de Luxe’ playing cards by ARCCO, c.1943 or later, produced for sale in USO canteens during WWII. 52 cards + 2 Jokers in box.
Above: Canasta set produced by Arrco in around 1950.
See also: ‘Enardoe’ special conjuring deck for Edward O. Drane & Co.
Above: ‘Duratone’ plastic coated playing cards, one of several brands manufactured by ARCCO Playing Card Co.
Above: double set of ‘Duratone’ plastic coated playing cards in felt box, each deck contains 52 cards + 2 jokers, manufactured by ARCCO Playing Card Co, c.1950s.
Above: Unbranded deck with a different ace of spades and joker design, c.1960 (or perhaps earlier).
We know from the A.P.C.Co tax stamp they are between 1940 and 1965.
See also: Delta Airlines
Above: ARCCO standard court cards.
REFERENCE and CREDITS
Dawson, Tom & Judy: The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards, U.S. Games Systems Inc., 2000.
All images courtesy Matt Probert (unless stated otherwise).