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Tyrolean Playing Cards

Facsimile of 1878 Tyrolean playing cards published by Piatnik

Tiroler Spielkarten

This commemorative facsimile edition of an historical, or patriotic, German-suited Tyrolean deck produced in 1878 contains interesting scenes in vignettes on the pip cards plus court card characters relating to Tyrolean history. For example, the hearts suit depicts the 1809 struggles for freedom whilst the acorns suit depicts art, science and industry. See the box

Facsimile of 1878 Tyrolean playing cards published by Piatnik Facsimile of 1878 Tyrolean playing cards published by Piatnik Facsimile of 1878 Tyrolean playing cards published by Piatnik Facsimile of 1878 Tyrolean playing cards published by Piatnik Facsimile of 1878 Tyrolean playing cards published by Piatnik

Above: reproduction of an 1878 deck from the Tyrolean State Museum designed by the patriotic artist Edmund von Wörndle (1827-1906) and published as facsimile by Piatnik (No.2892) for Haymon-Verlag in 1984, 1992. 36 cards + information booklet in German. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

Last Updated March 25, 2019 at 12:58pm

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