The “Traveler’s Companion”, Union Playing Card Co., New York, c.1886
This set was one of Union P. C. Co’s specialties and contained 2 rolls of small poker chips to play on trains, etc. The ace of spades has the initials U.P.C.Co in the centre. The courts are similar to those used by Russell & Morgan. The Joker is unusual in that it is not denominated as such nor does it carry any marking to indicate that it is a joker and finally, it does not carry any indication of the brand name of the deck or that of the manufacturer.