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PLAYING CARDS FROM THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY
for the years 1901 to 1944

 

MASTER INSTALLATION PACKS OF PLAYING CARDS 1901 to 1944

YEAR DESCRIPTIONS FROM THE WCMPC WEBSITE 

PLEASE CLICK OF THE DATE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN

1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920

MOS1901_DD

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1901

Justice seated holding scales and a wheel of fortune.   Ace of Spades with portrait of the Master.  Ace of Hearts with portrait of the Master’s wife and monogram M.H. Undated.
(A).   White border                          (B).  Coffee  border

Description:
Background colour: Both
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: Two Taxwrapped Packs
Condition: As Issued
Notes:

NOT IN STOCK


MOS1902_DD

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1902

Peace.  An emblematic figure standing and holding a wreath and a stalk of bulrushes.  (The conclusion of the South African War took place on 31  May with the signing of the Peace of Pretoria.)
(A).   White border               (B).  Light blue border

Description:
Background colour: Both
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: 52/52 +1 for both colours
Condition: MINT [ Not tax wrapped ]
Notes:

First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

£550

MOS1903_DD

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1903

Imperial Federation.  A figure of Britannia with female figures representing the
Colonies.

(A).   Pink background                   (B).  Chartreuse background

Description:
Background colour: Both
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: Two Tax Wrapped Decks
Condition: As issued
Notes:

£725

MOS1904_DD

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1904

A standing female figure emblematic of the City of London, before a drapery pulled aside to show a banqueting hall.
(A).   Pink background                   (B).  Chartreuse background

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box one for each colour
Number of cards: Two tax Wrapped Decks one with sample card, one without sample card
Condition: As issues
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£650

MOS1905_DD

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1905
Nelson Centenary.  Portrait of Lord Nelson with The  Victory in the background and inscription Battle of Trafalgar, Oct: 21: 1805.
(A).   White border                          (B).  Light blue border

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box for both decks
Number of cards: White is Tax Wraped, Blue 52+2 Mint
Condition:
Notes:

NOT IN STOCK

MOS1906_DD

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1906

The Prince and Princess of Wales’s visit to India 1905-6 and the Reception at
Guildhall, 17  May 1906.
(A).   White border                          (B).  Red  border

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: Two decks both Tax Wrapped
Condition: As issued
Notes:

£750

MOS1907_DD

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1907

Imperial Unity. Emblematic animals representing the British Empire, with flags and the motto Ad  Unum Omnes.
(A).   Pink background                   (B).  Blue background

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: Two Decks both Tax Wrapped
Condition: As issued
Notes:

 

 

NOT IN STOCK

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1908

L’ Entente Cordiale between Great Britain and France, Unitate Fortior, enhanced by the Franco-British Exhibition held in London.

(A).   White border                          (B).  Olive  green border

Description:
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Official Box/ Un-Boxed:
Number of cards: 52/52
Condition:
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NOT IN STOCK

MOS1909_DD

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1909

England’s Naval Supremacy.  Britannia Rules the Waves. Emblematic figures representing the Navy  with the inscription Defence – Not Defiance.  Vignette of H.M.S. Dreadnought surmounted by the inscription “One Heart One Way”.
(A).   White border                          (B).  Dark blue border.
The design celebrated the Fleet’s visit to London in July.  The warships gathered together on the Thames in a pageant extending some 45  miles to the Houses of Parliament.

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: In official Single Boxes
Number of cards: Taw Wrapped
Condition: As issued
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£600

MOS1910_DD

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1910

Locomotion:  Past, Present and Future.  The Development of Transport showing a stage coach crossing a bridge over a railway train above which flies  an aeroplane. Design undated but initialed C.R.G.
(A).   Red  border                            (B)..  Purple border

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: In Official Single Boxes
Number of cards: Tax Wrapped
Condition: As issued
Notes:

First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

 

 

£550

MOS1911_DD

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1911

Delphi Durbar.  12  December 1911.  The visit to India by King  George V and Queen Mary commemorated by a design showing the Taj Mahal surrounded by a Tiger, an Elephant, and Indian Lady and a Soldier, and surmounted by the Royal Crown.
(A).   Light blue border                   (B).  Dark blue border
Packs in cases with emblematic borders appropriate to India were presented to the
King  and Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: Both Tax Wrapped
Condition: As issued
Notes:

First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

 

 

£500

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1912

Captain Amundsen.   Discoverer of the South Pole. (A).   Blue border                 (B).  Red  border

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Number of cards: 52/52
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NOT IN STOCK

MOS1913_DD

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1913
Hospitality.  With the inscription Through thiswide gate none can  come too early, none can  go too late.  My friends a hearty welcome to you.
(A).   White border               (B).  Red  border

Description:
Background colour: Both Colours
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: Red is Tax Wrapped, White is Mint 52/52 + 1
Condition:
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NOT IN STOCK

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1914
War. Britannia leading the Allies  into battle.  Design by George Morrow, Ace of Spades with the inscription Outbreak of War  4th of August 1914.
(A).   Beige  border               (B).  Red  border

Description:
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Number of cards: 52/52
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NOT IN STOCK

MOS1915_DD

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1915
King  Charles I presenting the Charter to the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing
Cards, 1628.  Design by George Morrow.
(A).   White border               (B).  Light blue border.

Description:
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Number of cards:
Condition:
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First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

 

 

 

NOT IN STOCK

MOS1916_DD

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1916

War.  Britain’s Effort.   Britannia stands before members of the Armed Forces and
Nursing Staff.   Design initialed.
(A).   Grey border                            (B).  Khaki  border

Description:
Background colour:
Official Box/ Un-Boxed:
Number of cards:
Condition:
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First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

 

 

 

NOT IN STOCK

MOS1917_DD

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1917

The Advent of America into the War. Columbia holding the American Stars and
Stripes as she looks at the war going on across the sea.  Design by Wall Cousins. (A).   White border                          (B).  Beige  border.

Description:
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Official Box/ Un-Boxed:
Number of cards:
Condition:
Notes:

First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

 

 

 

NOT IN STOCK

MOS1918_DD

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1918
Arms of the Company supported by men in armour, surmounted by the Royal Crown and bordered by names of famous battles of the First World War, decorated with leaves.
(A).   Brown leaves and details with a white border.
(B).  Light blue leaves and details with a white border.

Description:
Background colour: Both
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: BOTH PACKS TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED _ TWO SINGLE BOXES
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£500

MOS1919_SD

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1919
The Angel of Peace.  Design by Bernard Partridge, a leading cartoonist in the magazine Punch, to the commission of Goodall & Son, for a fee of 50  guineas.  1000 packs issued.
(A).   White border                          (B).  Violet  border

Description:
Background colour: White Border
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: Official Box
Number of cards: Tax Wrapped
Condition: As issued Single Deck
Notes:

First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

 

 

£250

MOS1920_DD

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1920
The Prince of Wale’s Visit to the Colonies.  Portrait encircled by gold  leaves and four
oval  views of Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.  Design initialed.
(A).   White border with blue background
(B).  White border with red background

Description:
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Number of cards:
Condition:
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First Class / Air Mail Postage: to UK £3.40 / to Europe £5.50 / to Other £8.00 - insured is additional £5.00
We combine ordered items to reduce postage costs.

 

 

 

 

NOT IN STOCK

MOS1921_SD

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1921
The League of Nations. Design by Wall Cousins. Specimen card inscribed: The Spirit of World Comradeship for which stands the League of Nations, is on these cards, symbolised by a beautiful woman opening wide to the various nations the golden gate of happiness and prosperity. The picture also suggests that all governments will eventually welcome this opportunity for furthering the betterment of mankind.
(A). Green border (B). Red border

Description:
Background colour: GREEN
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED
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£225

MOS1922_SD

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1922
Ireland. Commemorating the establishment of the Irish Free State by treaty with England in December 1921. In the centre of the Celtic design is the National Emblem of Ireland with the words Ireland for ever. The border shows historical landscapes together with the Arms of the four Provinces, the centre being filled by the Imperial Crown – emblem of supreme sovereignty.
(A). White border (B). Red border

Description:
Background colour: RED
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED
Notes:

£225

 

MOS1923_DD

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1923
St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Foundation Celebration. “Bart’s” Octocentenary, 1123- 1923. Founder Rahere. Design by Edward Cunningham of the firm of Goodall & Son and De La Rue & Co.
(A). White border (B). Purple border

Description:
Background colour: BOTH COLOURS
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL SINGLE BOXES
Number of cards: TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED
Notes:

£450

 

MOS1924_SD

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1924
British Empire Exhibition. Opened at Wembley in April. Designed and made by De La Rue & Co.
(A). White border (B). Red border

Description:
Background colour: RED
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: 52/52 PLUS SAMPLE CARD
Condition: MINT
Notes:

£175

 

MOS1925_SD

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1925

Railway Centenary 1825-1925. Celebrations were held at Darlington in July. Design by Goodall & Son showing Stephenson’s ‘Locomotion I’ built for the Stockton and Darlington Railway and a modern L.N.E.R. Locomotive.
(A). White border (B). Light green border

Description:
Background colour: WHITE
Official Box/ Un-Boxed:OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED
Notes:

£225

 

MOS1926_DD

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1926

Aviation. Aircraft encircling the World, with St. Paul’s Cathedral in the foreground, to commemorate the record flight to Australia and back by Sir Alan Cobham. Design by Goodall & Son.
(A). Red border (B). Olive green border

Description:
Background colour: BOTH
Official Box/ Un-Boxed:OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED
Notes:

£500

 

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1927

Trade within the Empire. With the inscription Britons, hold your own! Tennyson. Design showing varieties of fruit produced throughout the Empire. Design by Goodall & Son.
(A). Pink border (B). Light green border

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Number of cards: 52/52
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NOT IN STOCK

MOS1928_DD

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1928

Tercentenary of the Granting of the Charter, 1628-1928. Portrait of King Charles I (after the painting by Vandyke). Design by Goodall & Son.
(A). White border (B). Chocolate-brown border

Description:
Background colour: BOTH
Official Box/ Un-Boxed:OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED
Notes:

£400

 

MOS1929_DD

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1929

Our King Restored to us. Portrait of King George V. In general relief and thankfulness for his recovery from illness.
(A). Red border (B). Dark blue border

Description:
Background colour: BOTH
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED
Notes:

£400

 

MOS1930_DD

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1930

Imperial Conference of Dominion Prime Ministers. Held in London in November.
(A). Red border (B). Dark blue border

Description:
Background colour: BOTH
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOXES
Number of cards: TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED
Notes: IN TWO SINGLE BOXES

£375

 

MOS1931_SD

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1931

Gold Coin bearing the Head of King George V. Union Jack and emblems of the United Kingdom in the background.
(A). Bright red border (B). Pale blue border.

Description:
Background colour: RED
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: 52/52 PLUS SAMPLE AND JOKER CARD
Condition: MINT
Notes:

£150

 

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1932

Ottawa 1932. Imperial Economic Conference opened in the Parliament Buildings in July in Canada to draw closer the links of empire trade.
(A). Pale green border (B). Blue border.

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Number of cards: 52/52
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NOT IN STOCK

MOS1933_DD

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1933

Flight over Everest by 2 aeroplanes of the Houston Everest Expedition on 3 April and was repeated again on 19 April.
(A). Blue and silver border (B). Red and gold border.

Description:
Background colour: BOTH
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED
Notes:

£500

 

MOS1934_DD

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1934

Waterloo Bridge 1817-1934. Demolition of the old bridge began in June in preparation for the erection of an entirely new structure. At night or by day.
(A). Blue and silver border. At night (B). Red and gold border. By day.

Description:
Background colour: BOTH
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: 52/52 PLUS SAMPLE CARD
Condition: MINT
Notes:

£350

 

 

MOS1935_DD

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1935

Jubilee 1910-1935. The Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Accession of King George V.
(A). Reception at Temple Bar. Red and Silver border.
(B). Reception at St. Paul’s Cathedral for the Thanksgiving Service. Blue and Silver border.

Description:
Background colour: BOTH
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL
Number of cards: TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED
Notes:

£300

 

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1936

Proclamation in the City of London of the Accession of King Edward VIII. (A). Blue and silver border (B). Maroon and gold border

Description:
Background colour: BOTH
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED
Notes:

£300

 

MOS1937_DD

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1937

His Majesty King George VI leaving Westminster Abbey after his Coronation, 12 May 1937.
(A). Dark blue border (B). Red border

Description:
Background colour: BOTH
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED
Notes:

£300

 

MOS1938_DD

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1938

Their Majesties’ Visit to France. King George VI laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.
(A). Maroon border (B). Turquoise border

Description:
Background colour: BOTH
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED
Notes:

£300

 

MOS1939_DD

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1939

Arms of the Company supported by men in armour. Inscribed The Third of September 1939, Declaration of War, and the name of the Company. (A). Design in gold on maroon background
(B). Design in gold on dark blue background.

Description:
Background colour: BOTH
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED
Notes:

£425

 

MOS1940_DD

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1940

Arms of the Company supported by men in armour. Inscribed The Second Year of War 1940, and the name of the Company.
(A). Design in gold on red background
(B). Design in gold on light blue background.

Description:
Background colour: BOTH
Official Box/ Un-Boxed: OFFICIAL BOX
Number of cards: TAX WRAPPED
Condition: AS ISSUED
Notes: TWO SINGLE BOXES

£375

 

1941

Guildhall – December 1940. On fire during during the Blitz on London. It was decided 30,000 packs should be issued to assist relief of hardship in the United Kingdom Playing Card Industry because of the War. Only a limited number were eventually printed.
(A). Grey border
(B). Bright Blue border.

Description:
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Number of cards: 52/52
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NOT IN STOCK

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1942

Malta. The Island awarded the George Cross for its gallantry during the blockade in the Second World War.
(A). Red border (B). Grey border

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Number of cards: 52/52
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NOT IN STOCK

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1943

The Prime Minister Receiving the Freedom of the City of London. Winston Churchill on 30 June 1943.
(A). Maroon border (B). Blue border

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Number of cards: 52/52
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NOT IN STOCK

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1944

‘D’ – Day 6 June. Showing the Normandy landings by
troops of the Allied Forces.
(A). Maroon border (B). Dark blue border

Description:
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Number of cards: 52/52
Condition:
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NOT IN STOCK

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