Das Soldaten Tarock
In 1918 the Austrian manufacturer Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne A.G. published a non-standard propaganda tarock deck, intending to emulate Germany’s success in World War l, titled Soldaten Tarock No. 217. Piatnik was known for their magnificent quality of chromo-lithographic printing, and this facsimile, or reprint, is virtually as magnificent as the original edition in depicting details of soldiers' uniforms, life at sea and military history. The trump cards are single-ended whilst the court cards are double-ended. Trump IX is titled Standing guard at the Adriatic. Trump XX depicts an air battle over Ferrara in Italy.
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Rod Starling is one of the founding members of the 52 Plus Joker card collectors club. He has written many articles for the club's quarterly newsletter, Clear the Decks. His collection still encompasses both foreign and American decks. Rod has also authored a book titled The Art and Pleasures of Playing Cards.
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