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Restoration of the T5, 1883 Murphy Varnish Transformation Playing cards, the Red Deck.
Restoration of the T5, 1883 Murphy Varnish Transformation Playing cards, the Red Deck.
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1883 Murphy Varnish Playing Card Restoration (RED DECK)

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This is my 5th restoration. The T5, Murphy Varnish Transformation Playing Cards were originally printed in 1883 by Andrew Dougherty in 2 colors; Green and Red. They were printed as an advertising deck for the Murphy Varnish company from Newark New Jersey. 

In a transformation deck there are unique pictures on each card intertwined with the pips, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades, & Hearts. As an advertising deck it depicts comical pictures of varnish salesmen, people worshiping cans of varnish and all of the good uses for the Murphy Varnish.

The decks will be printed by the United Stated Playing Card Company.

ORIGINAL AND RESTORED BACK
ORIGINAL AND RESTORED BACK

 

Original 3 of Diamonds
Original 3 of Diamonds

 

CARDS FROM THE GREEN DECK RESTORATION
CARDS FROM THE GREEN DECK RESTORATION

 

Comments from 1st Restoration the Green Deck:

"Excellent decks, you do a great job on them."

"As always, your beautifully restored decks make me long to open them right away, while also making me feel terrible about doing so; because I hate destroying the packages and seals! So Thank You for making me feel like a kid at Christmas time!"

"As a collector with literally thousands of decks, and with the great proliferation of decks available out there, so many leave me unmoved.

Your restoration decks, however, are completely the opposite. I absolutely love the concept and the execution.

I hope you do many more; I'll certainly be more than happy to back them."

3 DECK CHOICES:

STANDARD

LIMITED: (1,000)

ORIGINAL RELEASE: (500)

STANDARD RED DECK
STANDARD RED DECK

 

LIMITED RED DECK (limited to 1,000 copies)
LIMITED RED DECK (limited to 1,000 copies)

 

ORIGINAL RELEASE RED DECK (limited to 500 copies)
ORIGINAL RELEASE RED DECK (limited to 500 copies)

 

 

 

 

2" DEALERS COIN:

 

PICTURES OF THE RESTORED GREEN DECK:

 

ORIGINAL RELEASE
ORIGINAL RELEASE

 

LIMITED
LIMITED

 

STANDARD
STANDARD

 ADD ONS:

STANDARD RED: $10

STANDARD GREEN: $10

MURPHY VARNISH COIN $10

LIMITED RED $16 (LIMITED TIME ADD ON)

Risks and challenges

We have printed over 30 different decks of playing cards. USPCC will be printing these decks. We have a great relationship with them and have been successful with the timelines we have established with them.

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    All Restoration Decks

    All Restoration Decks Triplicates, Mauger, Murphy Varnish, & Saladee's: (28 Decks)

    1) Standard Murphy Varnish Red
    1) Limited Murphy Varnish Red
    1) Original Release Murphy Varnish Red
    1) Standard Saladee's
    1) Limited Saladee's
    1) Original Release Saladee's
    1) Weathered Saladee's & display
    1) Standard Murphy Varnish Green
    1) Limited Murphy Varnish Green
    1) Original Release Murphy Varnish Green
    1) Weathered Murphy Varnish & display Green
    1) Standard Mauger
    1) Limited Mauger
    1) Replica Mauger
    1) Limited Replica Mauger
    1) Original Release Mauger
    1) Standard Triplicate Red
    1) Standard Triplicate Blue
    1) Silver Label Triplicate Red
    1) Silver Label Triplicate Blue
    1) Triplicate Original Release Red
    1) Triplicate Original Release Blue
    1) Weathered Triplicate Red + Display deck
    1) Weathered Triplicate Blue + Display deck

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