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Marked Deck

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A Marked Deck (or Reader Deck) is a Mechanical Deck that has an extremely subtle mark on the decorative side of the cards. Usually the mark is placed in a certain position to indicate the number of the card and another mark with a certain color or shape to indicate suit. The magician can show the card to the audience and can read the number and suit from the back of the card.

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DeLand's marked decks from a 1939 catalog.

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