Murphy Varnish Transformation Set Cartes Deck Playing Cards
1x Standard Deck
1x Limited Deck
1x Original Release Deck
Michael Scott talking :
This is my 3rd restoration. The Murphy Varnish Transformation Playing Cards were originally printed in 1883 by Andrew Dougherty. It was an advertising deck for the Murphy Varnish company from Newark New Jersey. The Murphy Varnish company was founded in 1865 by Franklin Murphy, the former Governor of New Jersey.
In a transformation deck there are unique pictures on each card intertwined with the pips, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades, & Hearts. As an advertising deck it depicts comical pictures of varnish salesmen, people worshiping cans of varnish and all of the good uses for the Murphy Varnish.
Original 2 of Clubs Transformation card
STRETCH GOAL $25,000
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BACKER POKER CHIP
In the Hochman Encyclopedia of Playing Cards it is listed as both a transformation deck and as an advertising deck. The deck is so popular it is actually on the cover of the Hochman encyclopedia of American Playing Cards.
Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards
This is a highly sought after deck by collectors and very difficult to find. It is even difficult to find pictures of many of the cards, which is why I am so excited to print this beautiful classic American treasure for everyone to enjoy. I am grateful to my friends Rhonda, Gary, and Ricardo for sharing their private collection with me as I restored this deck.
The deck will be printed by USPCC
There are 3 versions available in this campaign:
1: The Standard: A recreation of the original in a modern tuck box. The original had a blank back, but for the standard the front and back of the tuck will be identical.
2: The Limited: (Limited to 1883 copies) Using the original design I added some of the color from the deck. It will also be printed in a vintage long tongue tuck box and wrapped in a custom paper wrap. Sealed with individually numbered stamps. This deck comes with a stainless steel Ace of spades numbered cert.
3. The Original Release: This deck is done as closely to the original 2 piece box as we can do it. The back of the box is blank, there is a stamp on the inside of the box that is individually numbered and a number stamp seal on the back of the deck as well. This deck comes with a brass numbered metal ace of spades cert.