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Coates Playing Cards Collection
Coll #: MS-00765
Date: 1920s-1960s
Extent: 3 boxes (0.71 cubic feet, 1.69 linear feet)
The Coates Playing Cards Collection (1920s-1960s) consists of sixty-six decks of playing cards collected by Mrs. Phillip A. Coates. The collection includes promotional decks from various businesses, including the Southern Pacific Lines railroad and the Grace Line steamship company. The majority of the decks are of a narrower design to be used in playing canasta or bridge, with many being multi-deck sets.
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