Spectacular court cards designed in Art Deco style with bright colours, elegant indices and a lovely Joker, published by the Hycrest Playing Card Co., New York, c.1931. The large suit symbol behind each figure enhances the visual impact of the deck, as does the splendid back design & Joker.
Above: 'Modern Royalty' playing cards published by the Hycrest Playing Card Co., New York, c.1931 (probably printed by U.S.P.C.C.). Available with several differently coloured backs. Images courtesy Barney Townshend.