The War of the Roses Playing Cards 2 deck set Piatnik Vintage Rare 1967
The cards were designed by the British actor Donald Burton based on his experiences in the historical series of plays known as “the Wars of the Roses” and performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The deck uses the suits of Swords, Batons, Cups and Coins designed in such a way as to be recognisable by their British equivalents of Spades, Clubs, Hearts and Diamonds respectively. Each court card represents a Shakespearean interpretation of a character from English history, such as the much misaligned Richard III who true to Shakespearean mythology is depicted as a tyrannical, and evil ‘crookback’.
|Condition||Tuck case is in good condition and only shows minor wear and age.
Playing Cards, 1 deck has been opened and is in great condition, the other 1 deck is in MINT new & SEALED condition.
|Brand||Piatnik, Vienna, Austria|
|Card Material||Premium Paper Stock|
|Collectors Info||Rare, circa 1967|