Beemageddon 10 Million Hives wiped out in the past 6 years... Bees are more necessary to growing food than tractors are. We should be bowing down to thank the honey bee every day we find ourselves alive. We ARE making headway toward fixing the issues and understanding it but our little bees need all the help they can get.We are dependent on their ability to pollinate the food we need to eat. Instead, we load their little bodies with a witches brew of pesticides which have caused "CCD"... Ellusionist has designed the Bumble Bee Deck to bring support to the honey bee.
Type 1 decks have been known to come with a single blank card with a Bee brand Allover back design, (#32). You can also date your deck by the USPC code found on the Ace of Spades.As you can see from the discussion of card codes, there can be an interaction between those and the acquisition of a particular company by the USPCC.Russell & Morgan based in Cincinnati, OH (1881-1894) from 1881-1885 named "Russell & Morgan Co." from 1885-1891 named "Russell & Morgan Printing Co." from 1891-1894 named "The United States Printing Co." since 1894 named "The United States Playing Card Co." from 1894-1925, Ace of Spades often read "U. Playing Card Co., Russell & Morgan Factories" Andrew Dougherty based in New York, NY (1848-1930) from 1907-1930, was a separate part of USPC in 1930, was merged into Consolidated Dougherty Co.One useful dating aid for decks manufactured by United States Playing Card Co., is a dating code placed on the Ace of Spades at time of manufacture.The code first came into use in 1904 and applies only to aces of spades that bear a letter plus a four-digit number.In the late 1960’s, B&B was acquired by Standard Packaging, which was in turn acquired by Saxon Industries in 1970. based in Brooklyn, NY (1920-1933) since 1925, under leadership of NYCC (USPC) in 1929, Brooklyn plant was dismantled in 1933, the corporation was finally dissolved Gibson Playing Card Co.based in Cincinnati, OH & New York, NY (1925-1940's) Paul-Son Playing Cards, Inc.based in Las Vegas, NV ( - 2003) in 2003, was bought out by Bud Jones Hoyle Products based in St. Paul, MN (1980's-2001) in 2001, acquired by USPCC a division of Brown & Bigelow/Standard Packaging Corp. based in Philadelphia, PA (1844-1871) from 1844-1849, named "Samuel Hart" in 1871, was merged into "The New York Consolidated Card Co.", but name was used until 1930 New York Consolidated Card Co.based in New York, NY (1871-1930) from 1894-1930, was a seperate part of USPC in 1930, was merged into Consolidated Dougherty Co.