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A Kickstarter campaign for a fine deck of playing cards inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
432 backers pledged $12,700 to help bring this project to life.

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“Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'” -Edgar Allan Poe

 We cordially invite you to witness Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre creations as imagined through the veil of artist David Edgerly’s soul. Be here first hand at the marvelous crafting of a deck of beautifully rendered playing cards that no collector of the great Edgar Allan Poe can live without. This Limited Edition deck of 54 playing cards is derived from such Poe classics as “The Masque of the Red Death”, “Murders on the Rue Morgue”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, and “The Black Cat” as well as some of his more obscure works that true Poe fans will immediately recognize such as “Hop-Frog”, “The Gold Bug”, “The Oval Portrait”, and “Berenice”. 

Our Kickstarter campaign for a fine deck of playing cards inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe awaits your approval. 

The Aces, Face Cards and Jokers are based on different characters from Poe's stories and Poems for a total of 18 illustrated cards. The deck will be printed by USPCC and feature the Bicycle Brand. The cards will be in magnificent full color. 

Prince Prospero from The Masque of the Red Death
Prince Prospero from The Masque of the Red Death

The deck:  

Bicycle Branded & Printed by USPCC  

Completely customized deck including: The court cards, jokers, aces, faces and back design.  

Custom Tuck Box  

Custom Seal  

Air-Cushion Finish  

Traditional Bicycle Stock

The Red Death from The Masque of the Red Death
The Red Death from The Masque of the Red Death
Shot Glass
Shot Glass
Add ons
Add ons
Custom dice by Chessex Manufacturing
Custom dice by Chessex Manufacturing
Unlocked!
Unlocked!
Unlocked at $13,000.00
Unlocked at $13,000.00

At $13,000.00 we will unlock a hardback book of the art from the Poe deck. It will feature the black and white and color artwork from all of the cards as well as quotes from the stories and descriptions of the creative process by Dave Edgerly. The book is 5" x 8"and all of the copies will be signed by the artist and will be available for $30 ($40 international) as an add on.

We will be giving all of you a digital pdf of the book for free to reward you for your support!

The Ourang-Outang from The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Ourang-Outang from The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Lady Usher from The Fall of the House of Usher
Lady Usher from The Fall of the House of Usher

We will only be printing one run of this deck, so the decks will be Limited Edition, so be sure to purchase multiple decks! 

 Once this campaign is over, you shall find these cards nevermore! 

“You are not wrong, who deem 

That my days have been a dream; 

Yet if hope has flown away 

In a night, or in a day, 

In a vision, or in none, 

Is it therefore the less gone? 

All that we see or seem 

Is but a dream within a dream.” 

“A Dream Within a Dream” -Edgar Allan Poe 

Help us realize our dream, Kickstarters!

Risks and challenges

There are always many challenges in a project like this. We have done extensive research on every challenge we will face, and have already had conversations with the representatives from the USPCC. We also have a great team to help fulfill all pledges.

We do not anticipate any printing issues. David Edgerly has over 10 years of experience working as a professional artist and is used to working within deadlines. USPCC states it takes up to 6 weeks after approval, so we're setting a deadline of 10 weeks after funding just to be safe.

We don't anticipate any shipping issues and have contacted a shipping company to handle shipping.

David will be designing cards during the campaign and should finish within a month after the campaign closes. We would love your input and suggestions to make this the best deck possible.

Shoot us your pledge so we can get this deck to you as soon as possible!
The deck will be put into production just as soon as our campaign is done and goals met!
Help us get you this exquisite piece of art!

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    Our FIRST EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Limited to the first 20 of our excellent backers! You will receive 1 Edgar
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    For those interested in multiple decks! This EARLY BIRD SPECIAL is limited to 50 Backers and garners you
    2 Decks of our Edgar Allan Poe Bicycle Playing Cards including FREE US Shipping. International Backers
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    Collectors always need one deck to play with and one to save sealed! Backers receive 2 Edgar Allan Poe Bicycle
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    LIMITED TO ONLY 20! One UNCUT SHEET of our awesome Edgar Allan Poe Playing Cards and 2 Decks of
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    Our incredible artist Dave Edgerly will autograph the Ace of Spades of 1 Deck of Edgar Allan Poe Bicycle
    Playing Cards and you will receive 1 Deck of unsigned Edgar Allan Poe Bicycle Playing Cards, all including
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    You will receive a Signed Print of the Template Art used to create our wonderful cards signed by
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    Pledge $110 or more You get a BRICK of 12 Decks of our incredible Edgar Allan Poe Bicycle Playing Cards! US Shipping is FREE. International Backers please add $35 for shipping.

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    This is for the first MALE Backer who pledges $500 or more! You will have your image drawn on one
    of our awesome Edgar Allan Poe Bicycle Playing Cards! This one will go quickly, so get your pledge
    in NOW! This unique offer also includes 1 uncut sheet of our Edgar Allan Poe Bicycle Playing Cards,
    1 Deck with the YOUR IMAGE signed by artist Dave Edgerly, and 1 unsigned Deck! FREE US Shipping!
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    This is for the first FEMALE Backer who pledges $500 or more! You will have your image drawn on
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    in NOW! This unique offer also includes 1 uncut sheet of our Edgar Allan Poe Bicycle Playing Cards,
    1 Deck with the YOUR IMAGE signed by artist Dave Edgerly, and 1 unsigned Deck! FREE US Shipping!
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