1959 R778-1 Maple Leaf Playing Cards

Back of Playing Card "Printed in Holland"

Reverse Side of Card



Marilyn Monroe the 5 of Hearts

Marilyn Monroe



This colorful deck of playing cards has the A.C.C. designation R778-1.  Burdick noted in his American Card Catalog that these were Printed in Holland for the U.S. & Canada and referred to the cards blue backs.

Beautiful color playing cards from Holland in the 1950's.  I've been told that they were issued in 1959.  Each card measures approximately 2-1/4" X 3-1/2 with beveled edges, a glossy picture side and a back that is rough, almost tacky, without gloss.  Printed at the bottom of the back of each card is "Printed in Holland."  There are two Jokers (Eddie Constantine) in the deck. 

Below is a chart displaying everyone who is in this deck.  Below the chart are images of nine more cards.


  Hearts ♣ Clubs ♣ Diamonds ♠ Spades ♠
2 Lilli Palmer Joanne Dru Mara Lane Ingrid Bergman
3 Zsa Zsa Gabor Natalie Wood Margaret Lockwood Paulette Goddard
4 Jean Peters Rita Hayworth Pier Angeli Doris Day
5 Marilyn Monroe Jane Wyman Jane Powell Ann Sheridan
6 Coleen Gray Jennifer Jones June Haver Linda Christian
7 Martine Carol Joan Rice Trevor Howard Denise Darcel
8 Teresa Wright Romy Schneider Sofia Loren Deborah Kerr
9 Tyrone Power Rex Harrison Clifton Webb Robert Mitchum
10 Maria Schell Gloria DeHaven Linda Darnell Anita Ekberg
Jack Orson Welles Red Skelton Jeff Chandler Gregory Peck
Queen Diana Dors Vivien Leigh Donna Reed Kim Novak
King Laurence Olivier Errol Flynn Victor Mature Cary Grant
Ace Judy Holliday Anthony Steel Mary Murphy Randolph Scott
Joker Eddie Constantine XXX XXX XXX

See Marilyn Monroe image at top of page, here are nine others:

1950's Cary Grant Printed in Holland Playing Card
Cary Grant
1950's Natalie Wood Printed in Holland Playing Card
Natalie Wood
1950's Errol Flynn Printed in Holland Playing Card
Errol Flynn
1950's Sophia Loren Printed in Holland Playing Card
Sophia Loren
1950's Orson Welles Printed in Holland Playing Card
Orson Welles
1950's Pier Angeli Printed in Holland Playing Card
Pier Angeli
1950's Rita Hayworth Printed in Holland Playing Card
Rita Hayworth
1950's Gregory Peck Printed in Holland Playing Card
Gregory Peck
1950's Robert Mitchum Printed in Holland Playing Card
Robert Mitchum

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