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Limited Edition Sets Printed By USPCC - Art Has Been Digitally Hand Painted From Scratch Based On The Original Decks
Limited Edition Sets Printed By USPCC - Art Has Been Digitally Hand Painted From Scratch Based On The Original Decks
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Late 19th Century Playing Card Reproductions - Vanity & Faro

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 Please note: Video features the "Vintage Faro Prototype" only available as an early bird pledge. The Faro decks in the campaign will have the same faces.

After having created several modern original decks of playing cards I have recently been inspired from playing cards from the past. And in this campaign I will present you 2 of my favorites; the Vanity and Faro.

Both of these deck were originally produced in the late 19th century. The Vanity deck is based off of the famous "Vanity Fair" transformation deck copyrighted in 1895. The Faro deck is based off of the Russel & Morgan Squared Faro first printed in 1887. The Faro deck was supplied to casinos for the game of faro and is more of a "workers" deck while the Vanity deck would be considered more of a "novelty" deck. Special thanks to "the World of Playing Cards" for providing a source of information on these and many other historical decks.

Click on image to be taken to wopc.co.uk
Click on image to be taken to wopc.co.uk

The Vanity deck came in a variety of different backs and I choose 2 of my favorites to reproduce. The original came with one joker but I decided to include 2 with contrasting colors. I was able to obtain an original Vanity deck that was scanned in and provided to the artist to recreate all of the images digitally from scratch. Special thanks to Playing Card Exchange for offering me the deck.

An Original Vanity Fair Deck
An Original Vanity Fair Deck

When the rewards are ready to ship I will pick one lucky backer at random to include an original gilded copy of the "Vanity Fair" deck pictured above. A $500+ value! 

Although I was not able to obtain an original faro deck, their was enough hi-quality images online to recreate the art off of it. A prototype printing was done just to make sure all of the art looked right. Although the original deck had squared corners, the reproduction will have the modern rounded edges. We also added 2 jokers. To learn more about the faro game and the faro shuffle check out this link:  https://playingcarddecks.com/blogs/all-in/the-faro-a-card-shuffle-and-a-card-game

Faro Deck Source Material
Faro Deck Source Material

Features of all decks (4 decks total; Vanity Green & Red, Faro Blue & Red):

  • Printed by USPCC on Classic Stock
  • Poker Size
  • Traditional Cut
  • Embossed Finish
  • 52 Cards + 2 Jokers & 2 Extras
  • Limited Edition - One Time Print
  • Illustrated by Azured Ox
  • Produced by Will Roya

You can choose which decks you would like out of the 4 for each tier if you do not want an even mix. Just let me know in the reward survey.

 All decks will be an one-time print! 

Decks Included in the Mixed 12 Pack Reward

Something else you want more of, let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you. Just send me a direct message.

  • $5,000 - Deck Funds
  • $10,000 - Custom Tuck Seals
  • $15,000 - Gilded Upgrade Add-On
  • $20,000 - ?????

Review of the Faro Vintage Prototype Deck

(The Prototype Vintage Review is in the 2nd Part of the Video)

 A Note From the Artist on Her Process

 All the cards were created, illustrated and hand painted digitally from scratch, with the very specific technique even used in digital artwork (to be as close as traditional historical one when cards was made by inky, stamps and brushing colors through stencils) as first was only inking , and then used only brushing through the "virtual stencils" with colors red, blue and yellow which by covering and multiplying each other created the other color (that were not picked and colorized there) such as green, violet, etc, that appeared on cards (as optical multiplying effect)... and then somewhere "shadows" also brushed additional through the colors for shading by "grey" lightly dirty color or so... 

 Fulfillment   

By PlayingCardDecks.com with a safe delivery guarantee and emailed tracking. International customers are responsible for any custom fees and taxes. Canadian customs are prepaid and included in the ship cost.


  • Max Playing Cards  
  • United Cardists  
  • The Magic Cafe  
  • Kardify  
  • Magic Orthodoxy  
  • Ender's Game 
  • The Card Club
  • The Cardist  
  • Repeat Super Backers  
  • Fellow Creators & Social Media Friends  
  • My Family & Staff

Risks and challenges

Artwork has been pre-approved by USPCC. Some small design elements may be subject to change based on backer feedback and printer recommendations.

Besides being a super backer, I have successfully completed and delivered several of my own campaigns as well as helping & collaborating with other creators.

I really enjoy the process of creating decks with the artists and working with backers to bring the decks to life. I am in a fortunate situation to be able to cover some of the costs of producing the decks but without the help of the Kickstarter community I would not be able to bring all of my projects to life. Creating these decks is a significant investment of time and money and I am grateful for any and all support.

If there are delays or issues they will be communicated and dealt with in an open manner. As always, I appreciate any feedback. You are welcome to reach out to me directly at any time and I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner.

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    12 Deck Mix Pack - Vanity & Faro Set +8

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