Kismet Temple, 1923
A special pack for the Kismet Temple made by the Pyramid P.C.Co., Brooklyn, New York, 1923. The deck was made to honour Conrad V. Dykeman as Imperial Potentate of the Kismet Temple of the Ancient Arab Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, a spin off of the Free and Accepted Masons. The inscriptions on the back and over the picture of the Temple probably name it in Arabic. The Order was formed by 13 Masons who met on September 26, 1879, in the New York Masonic Hall located on east 13th Street. The Scimitar, Crescent and Star grouping is a Masonic emblem which the A.A.O.N.M.S. adopted for its various Temples
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Rod Starling is one of the founding members of the 52 Plus Joker card collectors club. He has written many articles for the club's quarterly newsletter, Clear the Decks. His collection still encompasses both foreign and American decks. Rod has also authored a book titled The Art and Pleasures of Playing Cards.
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