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Published July 03, 1996 Updated May 28, 2022

Adametz, Vienna

Cards from a 54-card "Austrian Tarock" or "Industrie und Glück Tarock" pack made by Franz Adametz of Vienna, c.1948. This type of pack originated around the middle of the 19th century and was used (and still is) in Austria and Hungary.

Austria Adametz Tarock 1948
Franz Adametz signature Tarock pack made by Franz Adametz of Vienna, c.1948 Tarock pack made by Franz Adametz of Vienna, c.1948 Tarock pack made by Franz Adametz of Vienna, c.1948

Above & Left: cards from a 54-card "Industrie und Glück" or "Rural Scenes" Tarock pack made by Franz Adametz of Vienna (Austria), c.1948. This type of pack originated around the middle of the 19th century and was used (and still is) in Austria and Hungary.
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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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