Broadway 288

a late night post. summer’s getting a lot better at the moment. shorter post. since . this deck is uninteresting to use.

Name: Broadway 288
Date: 6.22.2009

Cost: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Ebay find. 5$. Not bad for stuff from the past.

Broadway : Ace of Spades (torn)
Broadway : Ace of Spades (torn)

Availability: ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
As such. They’re only good for collecting purposes.

Broadway : Blue Ribbon 'Guarantee'
Broadway : Blue Ribbon 'Guarantee'

Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
I like the ad card that comes with it. “how long should a pack of cards last?” Haha. But. Standards were different back then. How long ago? I… don’t know. Long enough to have tax stamps on it. And a statue of liberty thing for a joker. Neat. Unfortunately, its lacking a useable finish to this day. Oh well. Not a usable deck.

Broadway : Spread it. Then Cry.
Broadway : Spread it. Then Cry.

Faro: ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Oh dear. No faro for you here. Unless you like faro-ing clumps. And possibly splitting cards.

Broadway : Faro it. Then cry again.
Broadway : Faro it. Then cry again.

Back Design: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Kinda. Un. Interesting. It seems to be the Aviator brands ancestor of sorts. Quite. Now we know where Aviator gets it shoddy quality from. The past.

Broadway : Comparison with Aviator
Broadway : Comparison with Aviator

Being vintage : ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  ○ ○ ○ ○

Broadway : Macro
Broadway : Macro

No way you’re using these for any sleights. Please don’t. But these do age well. They even have that yellowing stain. And water-like marks. Unfortunately, this specific deck I have some scratches and paper tears. But that’s fine.


Broadway : I don't want to go there.
Broadway : I don't want to go there.

-Broadway playing cards. They look like Aviators if you didn’t know any better. Not to be confused with say….Broadway seconds. Created apparently by the Russell Playing Card company, the one with that neat Ace of Spades with the R in the middle. It also was made in New York , says the Ace of Spades. Uhm. No good for XCM, magic, and the like. No good at all. I just like…random ‘treasure hunting’… haha…hunting. that’s what it is.

–Kudos ♪♫


One thought on “Broadway 288”

  1. Really nice deck for Cartomancy, tho… Especially with the staining and worn/thumbed edges. I picked up 2 1920s decks of these cheap Russell Broadway cards and a gorgeous tooled faux leather art nouveau double deck bridge card holder for $10 on ebay. I guess one person’s ‘meh’ is another’s treasure. 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, I’ll go for a high-end antique Austrian deck with gilt edges and a multi-colored arabesque back any day, but these junky cards have their own ‘gypsy charm’ lol… Cool site, BTW – love it!

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