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Deck of Cards

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Deck of Cards

Type: 
Powder compact
Material(s): 
Brass & enamel
Designer/Maker: 
Lucien Lelong
Markings: 
none
Origin: 
USA
Date or Era: 
1940 advertisement
Dimensions: 
3 in. x 2 in.
Additional Information: 
Compact in the design of a deck of "bicycle" playing cards. The reverse is white enamel with the Ace of Hearts. Part of the "Tailspin" cosmetic line by Lelong which featured a gambling motif. It is speculated that this is so rare because the U.S. entered WWII in Dec. 1940 and metal became very scarce due to the war effort.

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