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Mogul Cards

The best playingcards were so called because the wrapper, or “duty card” (when cards were subject to excise duty) contained the portrait of the Great Mogul. Those cards which contained some mark, speck, or other imperfection, were called “Harrys.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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