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Chi Chi Pai

Chinese “Chi Chi Pai” Playing Cards manufactured in Belgium by Mesmaekers Frères, c.1890, for the Far East market.

Chinese “Chi Chi Pai” Playing Cards by Mesmaekers Frères, c.1890 Chinese “Chi Chi Pai” Playing Cards by Mesmaekers Frères, c.1890

Above: Chinese “Chi Chi Pai” playing cards manufactured in Belgium by Mesmaekers Frères for Indonesia, c.1890. 60 cards in paper wrapper.

Chinese “Chi Chi Pai” playing cards by Mesmaekers Frères, c.1890

Above: the paper wrapper has the spread eagle holding four lightning flashes in each talon trademark, first registered by Mesmaekers Frères in 1886 (renewed 1933). The name of the importing agent is printed beneath.

Last Updated August 21, 2016 at 01:02pm

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