The latest project from Home Run Games is from the same family and the same year. This is another great restoration of the original Triplicates this time around restoring the Red and Blue Dragon Backs.
This was the first dragon back, the United States Playing Card Company still makes a Bicycle version today. Andrew Dougherty was granted a U.S. Patent for the Triplicate feature which was a miniature card placed in the top left and bottom right corners. It was a revolution in the way cards could be held and viewed. The decorative ace of spades and the wrapper for the first No.18 Triplicate deck showed a fanned hand of cards with the triplicate miniature indices viewable on each card.
The United States Playing card company has worked with us on many of our restorations. The tuck box, back design and ace of spades have been approved by USPC as the restored art work for the deck. A. Dougherty® is a registered trademark of The United Stated Playing Card Company.