High-end playing cards, then and now

Stop by Christie’s on October 19 for your chance to bid on a complete set of Renaissance silver playing cards made in 1616 by Michael Frömmer in Augsburg, Germany. It is the only known complete set in the world and is estimated to sell for $150,000-250,000.

Out of your range? Check out the new Sentinels playing cards by theory11. Only $6.00/deck.

(via history blog and ffffound respectively)

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