Introduced in 1904.
Discontinued in 1913. Like Auto No. 1, this deck was also called Locomobile for the
early part of its run. Click on "US8d" above for more information.
pamphlet for Bicycle playing card collectors, Mrs. Robinson only listed this
deck in red and blue, but it is consistently included in salesman's sample folders in green and brown as
well. I have never seen even a single card in either green or brown that is not from a salesman's folder.
See a detail of one of these exquisite folders, below. This example has cards that are pieced
together from different colored cards to economically show the color varieties for each back design.
The effect is quite marvelous. This style salesman's folder is very rare, especially with the green
and brown cards.
Auto No. 2 was one of the back designs marketed in the
United Kingdom--click on "UK" above for more information. I have one
interesting Auto No. 2
deck from 1899 issued in a UK box with a custom pastedown, identical back and front, over a conventional
Bicycle Seconds box, pictured below. This is the only example of such a box that I have ever seen.