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Müller: Richelieu

‘RICHELIEU’ playing cards by A.G. Müller, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 1935

This stylish and elegant deck is named after Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu (1585-1642), a French Roman Catholic Clergyman and statesman, Chief Adviser to King Louis XIII, noted for the authoritarian measures he employed to maintain power. The double-ended fantasy courts cards depict characters from the French court in 17th century period costume. The special Müller Ace of Spades and Joker complete the set.

‘RICHELIEU’ playing cards by A.G. Müller, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 1935

Above: ‘RICHELIEU’ playing cards by A.G. Müller, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, first published in 1935. Double set: 2 x [52 cards + 2 jokers + Bridge score card] in plastic box purchased in 1959. Gold tipped corners. The 4 corner indices are somewhat overbearing. Also found in single boxes as: ''Whist Nº 451'. The Jack of Spades has the maker's name. Images courtesy Rod Starling.

Last Updated August 05, 2015 at 08:36pm

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