Another of Dondorf's beautiful period costume decks, this example is subtitled “Stuart period”.
C. L. Wüst Oval Patience Karten No. 240, beautifully printed by chromolithography, c.1910
“Luxus Bridgekort” was designed by Barbara MacDonald for Warburg of Denmark in c.1930, and printed by the Universal Playing Card Co. Ltd.
Karl Gerich produced a unique range of hand-made playing cards during the period 1980-1998.
Printing of Playing Cards ::: Stencilling can usually be detected by observing the outlines of the coloured areas which are often irregular with brush strokes discernible in the coloured areas.
Playing cards are used for fortune-telling, predicting the future or even as a psychological adjunct to folk medicine and therapy. The tradition goes back many centuries.
Naipes La Estrella Spanish-suited playing cards made for BOLS gin by Igor Domicelj, Buenos Aires, c.1954