An authorised restoration of the original Triplicate No.18 deck by Home Run Games
Triplicate No.18 Playing Cards
The Triplicate No.18 deck was the first of its kind. 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 images above depict the original on the left and the restoration on the right.
The United States Playing card company worked closely with Home Run Games for over 6 months during the restoration of this beautiful piece of history. Hundreds of hours of researching archives and reworking have been put into re-drawing the art for these cards to bring this treasure back to life. The tuck box, back design and ace of spades have all been approved by the United States playing card company as the restored art work for the deck. A. Dougherty is a registered trademark of The United Stated Playing Card Company.
Also available are limited edition versions which are vintage recreations of the originals from 1876. Wrapped in a recreation of the original paper wrapper printed on archival paper and sealed with 2 restored stamps. Each limited deck is signed and numbered on the deck and on the back of the paper wrapper.