Andrew Dougherty Limited Murphy Varnish Playing CardsThe 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 and 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. This is a rare deck and it through a careful restoration the deck has been entirely redrawn and brought to life for later generations.
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