The Thistle Back was created and produced from 1891 through to 1939 and features elves that were taken from designs used by the New York Consolidated Company which merged with The United States Playing Card Company. It is number six in the Bicycle Vintage Design Series that recreates historic Bicycle playing card designs from the past 120 years. Manufactured by the U.S. Playing Card Company, it is referred to as the “Bicycle 1292-R” cards. The cards are printed on Bicycle stock and are the standard poker size. A Limited edition collectible.