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GregG

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Picked these cards up a couple days ago.

There are 12 different subjects that (appear to be) different Army ranks in dress uniform.

The backs are blank.   

Certainly from a game of some sort - do you recognize the cards and/or know the game they came with?

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I thought I'd go ahead and state the obvious..that the artwork looks like N224 "Military Series"...although I couldn't find an "exact" match on a preliminary scan through the gallery (seems like there are a lot of "close" ones).

Maybe same artist - Might help date the game to latter 1880s or early 1890s.

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Possibly a playing card set?  Cards from 1-13 and subsets A,B,C,D would all map to a standard 52-card set.  Presumably the other ranks are:
1) Private 
2) Corporal 
10) Brigadier General
13) General

Maybe the Joker is Commander in Chief?

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Here are images of the others.

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The group found has 46 of a presumed (12 x 4) = 48 cards.

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I have never seen these but agree with Chris, I too thought the art was very similar to the N224 cards. Neat cards!
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I would check with 52PlusJoker, that may have been issued as a deck of cards.
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