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Narren-Karte, c.1860

8Kr tax stamp from Narren-Karte by Christian Heinrich Reuter, Nürnberg, c.1860

Narren-Karte by Christian Heinrich Reuter, Nürnberg, c.1860

“Narren-Karte” or “Fool's Deck”, by Christian Heinrich Reuter. The Bavarian tax stamp on the Deuce of Hearts reads: “Mittelfranken 8 Kr”. Christian Heinrich Reuter, of Nürnberg (flourished between c.1820 - c.1865 or later) is known from various standard and non-standard packs. He appears to have been succeeded by L. Reuter in the 1890s.

Narren-Karte by Christian Heinrich Reuter, Nürnberg, c.1860

Above: Narren-Karte by Christian Heinrich Reuter, Nürnberg, c.1860, printed by lithography and hand-coloured with brush and stencil. The tax stamp from the Deuce of Hearts is shown at the top right of the page. Images from the collection of Klaus-Jürgen Schultz (http://spielkarten-sammlung.de).

Last Updated September 09, 2016 at 08:15pm

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