Deck 'Em

10/17/2008

I bought these rare vintage Hermes playing cards as “a gift for Matt” recently. When I saw them I became obsessed and needed the perfect opportunity to get them into our living room.

The cards were made for Hermes of Paris c.1940s, and are brilliantly designed and printed by the master printers Draeger Frères of Paris. They came from the estate of Mary Flagler Cary, of the Standard Oil dynasty. The cards may seem a little extravagant, but I trust the woman they came from. Her family knew a little something about investing.<br

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