Falero had a particular interest in astronomy and incorporated celestial constellations into many of his works. This particular deck, “Berenice” is taken from a work by the Spanish artist Luis Ricardo Falero (1851-1896) who specialized in female nudes and mythological and fantasy settings. From around 1900, back designs were named in small gold letters at the bottom of the card back. There were other versions of this back issued around the same time with a different border or a black background. These are in essence endless: all kinds of external events can be relevant, such as the period of World War II, when in Britain there were severe restrictions on printing.So, a pack with a multicoloured back design is not a very likely candidate for the period 1940-45, except for the Worshipful Company packs.
and New York Consolidated Card Co., which were subsidiaries of the USPCC at the time of the start of code use in 1904. also used these codes after they were acquired by the USPCC in 19 respectively.Acquisitions continued throughout its history: Andrew Dougherty in 1907 (adding Tally-Ho), Russell Playing Card Co. A in 1986, Arrco (formerly Arrow) Playing Card Company in 1987, Hoyle Products in 2001, and finally KEM Playing Cards in 2004.In 1930, USPCC subsidiaries Consolidated Card Co., Standard Playing Card Co., and Andrew Dougherty are merged into Consolidated-Dougherty which continues to produce cards from all three brands including Bee and Tally-Ho.They are lower-quality and less expensive compared to Bee and Bicycle cards and are available in the same general assortment of back colors, card sizes, and configurations.ongress Playing Cards were first produced by the Russell & Morgan Company in 1881 as the finest and most expensive of their brands. The principal features, of course, are the artistic back designs, Jokers and decorative Aces of Spades. In 1927 the wide-sized cards were discontinued and narrower decks were produced for the games of Bridge and Whist which were growing in popularity. Above: Congress No.606 deck titled “Moon Fairy” by U. These can be helpful in dating decks of cards, though it must be kept in mind that company names continued to be used even after mergers and acquisitions.