A set of  21 playing-cards with 9 picture cards with various illustrations such as a harlequin, soldier, and boar. The only suit is that of fleur-de-lis of which there are 12 cards. Some of the picture cards have their titles at the top right. The ace bears a blue duty stamp and a pink collector's mark.    Etching  Backs printed with a pattern of pink dots forming a design of abstract bows in diagonal lines  Early 19th Century

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1904,0511.44.1-21

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A set of 21 playing-cards with 9 picture cards with various illustrations such as a harlequin, soldier, and boar. The only suit is that of fleur-de-lis of which there are 12 cards. Some of the picture cards have their titles at the top right. The ace bears a blue duty stamp and a pink collector's mark. Etching Backs printed with a pattern of pink dots forming a design of abstract bows in diagonal lines Early 19th Century

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