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Published September 11, 2016 Updated June 19, 2023

Translucent Playing Cards

Translucent Playing Cards made by an unknown maker, c.1850

1850 Art & Design Erotic Translucent Add to Collection

Translucent Playing Cards made by an unknown maker (possibly Austrian), c.1850. The court cards appear normal except that on closer inspection are contrived so that various explicit scenes can be seen when the cards are held up to the light. Translucent cards have been made since mid 1800s and many different varieties of these cards exist, especially in France. The scenes are hidden from normal view in the middle layer of the cardboard (which discretion does not permit us to show here).

Translucent Playing Cards made by an unknown maker, c.1850
Translucent Playing Cards made by an unknown maker, c.1850 Translucent Playing Cards made by an unknown maker, c.1850 Translucent Playing Cards made by an unknown maker, c.1850 Translucent Playing Cards made by an unknown maker, c.1850 Translucent Playing Cards made by an unknown maker, c.1850

Above: Translucent Playing Cards made by an unknown maker (possibly Austrian), c.1850

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By Klaus-Juergen Schultz

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From the collection of Klaus-Jürgen Schultz (https://spielkarten-sammlung.de).


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