Cardmakers by the name of J.B, J.T and J.J Dubois of Liège are known from the late-18th ’til mid-19th centuries.
J B Dubois had a workshop behind the Maison de Ville
J J Dubois was established at Haute-Sauvernière 352, or Rue de Stokis 188
J T Dubois operated at Rue Souverain-Pont No. 314.
They produced standard Belgian, Liège and Paris patterns, also Animal Tarots, children’s cards, a fantasy design with decorative aces and Gatteaux's Empire cards, in several qualities and sizes. Their businesses were eventually taken over by G. Gluck, also of Liège.
Paris pattern - J.T Dubois
• Gatteaux's Empire cards published by J T Dubois, British Museum online collection►
• 18th Century Animal Tarot published by J B Dubois, British Museum online collection►
• 19th Century Animal Tarok published by J J Dubois, National Museum of the Playing Card online collection►
Liège pattern - J.J Dubois
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A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
Brazilian scenic aces with emperors of Brazil, Austria and France and other dignitaries on the court...
Free reinterpretation of the traditional Paris pattern courts by the artist Claude Weisbuch.
French-suited Bavarian deck by Andreas Benedict Göbl, late 18th c.
French-suited Bavarian Animal Tarot by J B Dubois, Liège, Belgium, late 18th C.
Early 19th century Animal Tarot pack produced by J T Dubois, Liège, Belgium.
Psychedelic designs promoting Louis De Poortere, a company selling carpets and rugs.
Some early examples of popular German playing cards from the XV and XVI centuries.
Four Corners of the World fantasy playing cards by Daveluy, Bruges, Belgium, 1875-1880.
The “Parisian Tarot”, early 1600s, with imagery and design synthesizing several influences.
Commedia dell’Carte political transformation cards illustrated by Stef van Stiphout, Belgium, 1977. ...
Original designs depicting leaders and allegories from Russia, France, Great Britain and Belgium.
Updated courts retaining elements of a standard French pack by C. Gerentes, Lyon.
Wartime edition of standard designs with fewer colours, a special back design and an overprint.
When there are official taxes to pay, people will find a way to avoid paying them - often illegally....
An in-depth review of the history of card-playing, gambling, legislation, manufacture and taxation o...
The Russian Playing Card Monopoly was established in March 1798 with all revenue going to support th...
Two souvenir packs with different court cards made by Glénisson for the Isle of Man, c.1880.
Cartoon-style illustrations promoting a Belgian organisation for scouts and guides.
15 Trappola playing cards possibly made by Johann Ziser of Prague, c1760.
Playing cards for gender equality, created on the 500th anniversary of classic French cards
The old Languedoc pattern was known at the beginning of the seventeenth century, if not before.
Another pack of Dutch costume playing cards c.1880.
Archaic Spanish-suited playing cards published in Toulouse by Antoine de Logiriera (1495-1518).