Crane Wilbur 1916 MJ Moriarty Silent Film Star Playing Card
ABOUT THIS CARD:
Vintage to circa 1916 M.J. Moriarty movie star playing card featuring silent film star CRANE WILBUR.
Completists check your decks: this is one of two different 7 of Diamonds cards I've seen with Sessue Hayakawa featured on the card in other decks (this sale is for the Crane Wilbur card only).
Standard-sized playing card, measures approximately 2-1/2" X 3-1/2" with reverse side depicting a chariot scene, issued by the Movie Souvenir Card Co. and copyright 1916 by MJ Moriarty.
The deck this card comes from was issued in several variations likely over a period of a few years beginning at the 1916 copyright date. From one of my favorite sets, I've seen well over 100 different cards from this 53 card set. This sale is for the single card in the title and shown above.
GRADING - CONDITION:
Grades EX-MT or 7/10, sharp card with the lightest general wear. No creasing. Original gold gilt still visible along the edges. Both sides of actual card are shown.