Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Playing Cards in Original Plastic Box
Two decks of standard 2-1/4 x 3-1/2 inch playing cards from the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, one showing their mascot "Chessie" sleeping kitten and the other showing "Peake - Chessie's 'Old Man.'" Cards are in an off-white plastic box with a hinged clear lid. The cards themselves look very good; close inspection does show a little bit of edge wear and there are specks of dirt on the card faces. It looks almost like they were used on a long train trip and then never touched again. Some very faint spiderwebbing of the lid shows if the light hits it just right. These cards are at least from the 1960s and might be older - while we've seen similar C&O decks for sale we haven't seen any with this type of box. Great for a collector of railroadiana!