Marked Vintage 1800 Deck (Red)
No detail was left untouched-- artwork on each card was delicately hand-crafted by Ellusionist's top graphic team. Even the seal on the deck looks like it was left in a gritty New York alley "for a spell".
The cards are an illusion in themselves, because they may look very old, but they handle superbly. You have to keep telling yourself, this is a new deck of cards.
Available in red or blue backs, you'll quickly understand why these cards are so popular when you start using them yourself.
The cards look older than your aunt, but handle better than anything out there.
Pick up a deck, or 12, today.
First off great deck! I LOVE the marking system even though I do agree it could be a bit more subtle. People never suspect anything is up since they are so used to Riderbacks. This is probably one of the most well thought out aspects of the deck- the familiarity it offers. I also love the fact that the more you use it the better it looks... somehow. Anyways my only complaint its that after a few weeks of use it started to become extremely clumpy, but maybe that just gives it more of an oldie deck charm like it should have! Love the deck definitely a must buy
I love this Deck! I have a few routines that use my "Grandfathers cards." These couldn't be more perfect!
Also I think if spectators see you work with an old haggard deck, they assume you can work with any set of cards.
Some have said the markings are obvious. I disagree! No one is looking! The markings are perfect and easy to spot. A. nice bonus on this deck. And receiving one bonus card with an opposite colored back is great. For routines like the Chicago Opener, you have to have a matching card. The cards feel great right out of the box!
Again, a great deck!
Personally, I would have much preferred to have got one of the VI decks. The markings are far too obvious on the VII, very easy for a spectator to see. Even if they don't have two cards to compare. That said, it changes from card to card, due to the distressing effect some of the markings are well disguised by nearby faux scratches and stains but on other cards, that area is more pristine and the markings stand out much more clearly. In regards to the markings themselves, due to the scratch effect used to write the suite and value some of the numbers and letters are confusingly similar. The "A" "K" and the "0" (on the ten cards) all look very similar and the "7" and "9" have the same problem.
It's a shame really because other than the problems mentioned, it's a bloody lovely deck of cards. The quality is as high as you would expect and the aging looks beautiful. You can tell a lot of work went in to the design of both the deck and the box and it shows. This deck is a genuine work of art.
Anyway, now I'm off to Amazon to see if I can find a VI deck, sorry not sorry.