Item/Description: Vintage ca 1920s-1930s double-decks set of “Basic Food Materials, Cleveland, Ohio - ‘Profits Stay Put in Bake-Rite Pans’” remembrance advertising premium promotional giveaway playing cards in original felt-covered signature box.
***Each deck is fifty-two (52)-cards complete, with one (1) Joker
***Also included are two (2) “Auction Bridge - Contract Bridge” card inserts, and one “Gin Rummy Rules” paper Insert
Age/Period: Vintage - ca. 1920s to 1930s
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings: Ace of Spades is marked “Basic Food Materials Cleveland Ohio;” Box is by Brown & Bigelow, St Paul, Minnesota” (Cards are also likely by Brown & Bigelow, given the “Auction Bridge - Contract Bridge” and “Gin Rummy Rules” inserts stating them to be a “Remembrance Advertising” Set)
Quantity: Two (2) decks
Measurements: Box - 5 & 1/8"W x 3 & 7/8"H; Cards - 3 ½”H x 2 ¼”W
Condition: Both playing cards & original box are excellent. Each deck is fifty-two (52)-cards complete, evincing no bends or folds, and graphics exhibit no rubbing or handling wear