You just don't see them come up for sale these days. This one is in very good condition with typical wear from being used during the war.
The set is fully complete which is difficult to find. Only one of the queens has a worn corner with a few others having minor dings. What's even better is that they come in their original box.
The box is missing the top portion but to find the original box is rare. This one even still has the 1863 Washington stamp on it. Most sets are usually missing a number of cards or are badly worn. This set survived the war very well and managed to stay with the original box.
These will not last long. A great opportunity to own an original set of playing cards from the Civil War period. This is the only complete set we have ever encountered still in the original box.They just don't come along anymore. Produced by Benjamin Hitchcock in 1862. Note: Please feel free to ask for more photos of the cards or box. The item "Original Set Union Civil War Playing Cards WithOriginal Box 1862" is in sale since Tuesday, January 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Other Civil War-Related Items". The seller is "thecivilwarconservator" and is located in Dublin, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.