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Wüst Spanish pattern

Wüst Spanish Cadiz pattern deck for export to Cuba c.1910-1920, advertising ‘Tropical’ beer. The Wüst star can be found on the Ace of coins, but the maker’s name is otherwise only to be found on the box. None of the court figures wears a moustache. Earlier editions of this pattern were produced by Wüst since the late 19th century with legends on several cards and sometimes with the Wüst star on the Jack of swords.

Wüst Spanish pattern deck for export to Cuba c.1910-1920, advertising ‘Tropical’ beer

Above: Wüst Spanish Cadiz pattern deck for export to Cuba c.1910, advertising ‘Tropical’ beer. 40 cards.

Later Edition, c.1920

A later edition of the same deck but with rounded corners was printed from different lithographic stones. Some difference can be seen in the design on the coins and cups. These Spanish Cadiz pattern designs were also used in 1952 by Müller & Cie, Schaffhausen

Wüst Spanish pattern deck for export to Cuba c.1920, advertising ‘Tropical’ beer

Above: later edition of the same Wüst Spanish pattern deck for export to Cuba, but with rounded corners and from different lithographic stones. c.1920. 48 cards. All images courtesy Paul Symons.

REFERENCES

Shaw, Martin & Symons, Paul: Playing cards from the factory C.L.Wüst, Frankfurt, Germany (1811-1927), Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, Belgium, 23 September-31 December 2005. See page 44.

Last Updated June 27, 2016 at 12:41pm

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