Jacob Bagges AB Stockholm
Very similar to Dondorf’s Luxuskarte No.75 produced for the Danish firm Adolph Wulff of Copenhagen (c.1928) however a number of small differences suggest the deck is either a close copy, or a special custom edition for Jacob Bagges Soner of Stockholm. Besides the narrower format, the main differences are that in this version the four queens wear crowns whereas in the Dondorf version they don’t. The four kings are missing the small crowns over their suit symbols and two of the jacks have differences in their weapons. There are no inscriptions on any face card, only the words “AB Jacob Bagges Soner Stockholm” appear on the reverse. Another very similar version of the deck was produced for F. Tilgmann in Helsinki. The Joker is a copy of the American Bank Note Co’s joker (c.1908-1914).