Originally, these cards were printed from copper plates engraved by John Lenthall in 1720. Reproduced from the original deck and offered only at Samson Historical, the cards have a heavy mythological influence. The satyrs and cherubs herald in captions and sayings warning and advising on the ways of the heart.
The value of the cards is depicted in the upper corner by a normal suit card image, though you'll not find any written numbers there.
These make a fun deck to read through or play with. Take turns drawing cards and reciting the catchy prose. Never fear, the sage advice is safe for listeners of all ages.
Bought these as a gift for someone who collects cards and of course they had never seen any like these before. Arrived super quick as always. Thanks so much!!
I just bought these for our upcoming event and I absolutely love them. Great price and a great deck. Thanks so much!!
Quite different in appearance from other playing cards. Great gift for someone who is a history buff, or just likes something different.