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Published March 12, 2017 Updated July 04, 2023

Vienna (ex-Lyon) pattern

‘Vienna pattern’ derived from archaic Lyon pattern by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne A.G., c.1926-1934.

Austria Piatnik Lyons Add to Collection

These designs, derived from an archaic Lyon export pattern, are known today as ‘Vienna pattern’. This example was manufactured in Austria by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne A.G., c.1926-1934, where it was used as a standard French-suited deck although no longer used in France. The queen of clubs holds a mirror and the king of spades shows the maker’s name on his sash.

Lyon Pattern by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne A.G., c.1926-1934 Lyon Pattern by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne A.G., c.1926-1934

Above: Lyon Pattern by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne A.G., c.1926-1934.

Tax stamp c.1926-1934

REFERENCES

I.P.C.S. pattern sheet 108

Peter Endebrock: Playing-Card Tax Stamps from Austria

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