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Published March 20, 2013 Updated July 11, 2022

Anheuser-Busch Army & Navy

This deck is commonly known as the “Anheuser-Busch Spanish-American War deck”, issued at the end of the war.

1900 USA United States Playing Card Co. Advertising Breweries Military Wartime Add to Collection

Anheuser-Busch’s Army & Navy Playing Cards

U.S.P.C.C. c.1900

This is the second version of the “Anheuser-Busch Spanish-American War deck”, issued at the end of the war. The Kings and Jacks each depict two officers and the Aces advertise brands of Anheuser-Busch beer or ale.   See also: Anheuser-Busch Spanish American War 1, c.1899.

Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association Spanish-American War deck, manufactured by U.S.P.C.C., c.1900

Above: the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association Spanish-American War deck, manufactured by U.S.P.C.C., c.1900.

All the pip cards show a sepia picture of the Anheuser-Busch factory except the fours which each show a picture of a different American war ship.

Anheuser-Busch Army & Navy Joker

Right: the Joker and extra card offering copies for 25 cents!


REFERENCES

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

• See also: Anheuser-Busch Spanish American War 1, c.1899.

All images on this page are from the collection of Rod Starling, author of "The Art and Pleasures of Playing Cards".

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By Rod Starling

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Rod Starling was one of the founding members of the 52 Plus Joker card collectors club. He authored many articles for the club's quarterly newsletter, Clear the Decks. His collection encompasses both foreign and American decks. Rod also authored a book titled The Art and Pleasures of Playing Cards.


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