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Luxuskarte No.75

Dondorf GmBH: Luxuskarte No.75, c.1928

A very elegant costume deck manufactured by Dondorf for the Danish firm Adolph Wulff (1879-1948) of Copenhagen. It is not known whether the designs were actually produced by Wulff or by Dondorf, but the cards appear in Dondorf's sample books and also in an Adolf Wulff pattern book of c.1928. The inscription “Eneret” on the court cards implies that Adolph Wulff had exlusive rights for this design. Stylistically, the deck fits easily into the Dondorf “luxury card” group. The deck was also produced for F. Tilgmann in Helsinki, also Swedish versions by Jacob Bagges and Öberg & Son, Stockholm and a re-edition by Piatnik (Austria).  See also:  L'Hombre No.60Whist No.80.

Above: 'Luxuskarte No.75' printed by B. Dondorf GmBH for the Danish firm Adolph Wulff of Copenhagen, c.1928. 40 cards in box: cards measure 92 x 60 mm. Images courtesy Barney Townshend.

Last Updated August 04, 2015 at 02:53pm

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