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Lighthouse No.922

“Lighthouse No.922”

Lighthouse No.922 playing cards were introduced in c.1920. Although the manufacturer's name is absent, a Pinochle version of the deck was found with NYCCC's name on the box and thus they have been identified as having been made by the New York Consolidated Card Co. The deck has a great coloured Joker and Ace of Spades and extra artwork on the box all reflecting a maritime theme.

Right: artwork from the Joker and the box. What the Queen
might be saying to the Jack is left to your imagination →

 “Lighthouse No.922” playing cards by New York Consolidated Card Co., c.1925

Above: “Lighthouse No.922” playing cards by New York Consolidated Card Co., c.1925. The court cards are the pattern used by USPC which is not surprising since, according to Hochman, it had taken over NYCC in 1894. Images and extra notes courtesy Rod Starling.


REFERENCES

Dawson, Tom & Judy: The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards, U.S. Games Systems Inc., 2000

Cards from the collection of Rod Starling.

Last Updated August 07, 2015 at 11:35am

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