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Own a piece of history, USPCC authorized reprint of these playing cards, featuring one of the first side pip indices.
Own a piece of history, USPCC authorized reprint of these playing cards, featuring one of the first side pip indices.
Own a piece of history, USPCC authorized reprint of these playing cards, featuring one of the first side pip indices.
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1876, A.Dougherty Triplicate Playing Cards Restoration USPCC

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The Triplicate No.18 deck was the first of its kind. Andrew Dougherty was granted a U.S. Patent for the Triplicate feature which was a miniature card placed in the top left and bottom right corners. It was a revolution in the way cards could be held and viewed. The decorative ace of spades and the wrapper for the first No.18 Triplicate deck showed a fanned hand of cards with the triplicate miniature indices viewable on each card.

The United States Playing card company has worked with us during the  restoration of this beautiful piece of history. We have been working with USPCC for over 6 months researching archives, designing and formatting. Hundreds of hours have been put into re-drawing the art for these cards to bring this treasure back to life. 

The tuck box, back design and ace of spades have been approved by the United States playing card company as the restored art work for the deck. A. Dougherty® is a registered trademark of The United Stated Playing Card Company. 

Original 1876 Back and Restored Back
Original 1876 Back and Restored Back
Restored Back
Restored Back
Original & Restored 2nd Edition back
Original & Restored 2nd Edition back
2nd Edition Back
2nd Edition Back
Original 1876 Triplicate Spades
Original 1876 Triplicate Spades
Restored Spades
Restored Spades
Restored Hearts
Restored Hearts
Restored Clubs
Restored Clubs
Original 1876 Ace of Spades and Restored Ace of Spades
Original 1876 Ace of Spades and Restored Ace of Spades
Old Revenue Stamps and new seal for the restored deck
Old Revenue Stamps and new seal for the restored deck

This is the first in a series of restorations we will be doing with the United States Playing Card Company. Here is a list of some of the others we are working on.

Squeezers No.35 The New York Consolidated Playing Card Co. 1877

Indicators No.50 A. Dougherty Playing Card Company 1893

Ivorettes No.70 A. Dougherty Playing Card Co 1884

The Standard Deck: 

Restored artwork from the original deck redesigned to fit on a modern tuck box.
Standard Restored Tuck Box
Standard Restored Tuck Box
Standard tuck for 2nd Edition
Standard tuck for 2nd Edition

Limited Deck: 

There will be 1,000 of the limited decks printed. It will come in a vintage recreation of the original 1876 box with the long tongue. It will be printed with A. Dougherty's famous Linoid Finish. It will be wrapped in a recreation of the original paper wrapper printed on archival paper and sealed with 2 restored stamps. Each limited deck will be signed and numbered on the deck and on the back of the paper wrapper. 

Limited Restored Tuck Box
Limited Restored Tuck Box
2nd Limited Tuck
2nd Limited Tuck

2nd Edition Limited Deck:

There will be 1,000 of the 2nd edition limited decks printed. It will come in a vintage recreation of the original box with the long tongue. It will be printed with A. Dougherty's famous Linoid Finish. It will be wrapped in a recreation of the original paper wrapper printed on archival paper and sealed with 2 restored stamps. Each limited deck will be signed and numbered on the deck and on the back of the paper wrapper.

A Brief History: Andrew Dougherty Playing Card Company 1848-1930.

Andrew Dougherty was a hard working Irish immigrant that used his own savings to start a small printing house and playing card manufacturing company. Although his cards were rough at first, his persistence and hard work led to his company becoming one of the most influential manufacturers of his time. 

 In 1872 he built a manufacturing plant located on Centre Street in New York, just a block away from the Brooklyn Bridge. With the new building Dougherty’s innovation shined through as he changed the playing card industry. His playing cards from the Centre St. factory had double heads and featured rounded corners. Both of these breakthroughs were advertised on the back of his famous eagle wrappers. 

 In 1876 Dougherty was awarded a U.S. Patent for his triplicate cards. The triplicate was a miniature card placed in the top left and bottom right corners. It was a revolution in the way cards could be held and viewed. The decorative ace of spades and the wrapper for the first No.18 Triplicate deck showed a fanned hand of cards with the triplicate miniature indices viewable on each card. The first deck of triplicate cards came with a best bower, which was later replaced by a joker. 

The only competition that Dougherty faced with the triplicates was the Squeezers cards from the New York Consolidated Card Co. The patent that the NYCCC acquired for the Squeezers cards was for the modern indices that we see now on all playing cards. 

Dougherty printed his triplicates until 1883 when he was issued another patent for his Indicator cards. Like the squeezers, the Indicators featured a number and letter indices printed outside the border. 

Andrew Dougherty passed away at the age of 78 in 1905. His sons ran his business for 2 years following his death and then sold the company to the United States Playing Card Company in 1907. The United States Playing Card Co. continued to run the A. Dougherty manufacturing company until 1930 when they merged it with the New York Consolidated Card Company, relabeling it the Consolidated-Dougherty Card Co. Inc. They ran Consolidated-Dougherty as a division of USPCC until 1962 when they retired the label, bringing all labels and decks under the USPCC umbrella. The most famous A. Dougherty deck Tally-Ho is still available today. 

Free to all backers over $20 when we reach 800 backers
Free to all backers over $20 when we reach 800 backers
2" Cover coin add on released at $16,000.00
2" Cover coin add on released at $16,000.00
2nd Edition Box for the No.18 Triplicate Deck
2nd Edition Box for the No.18 Triplicate Deck

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