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Published May 19, 2014 Updated July 12, 2022

Fake Blanchard Ace of Spades

Fake Blanchard Ace of Spades with court cards based on Hall.

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Fake “Blanchard” Duty Ace
with court cards based on Hall

Above: Hall courts on which the fake cards are based.

Uncut proof sheet showing a fake “Blanchard” Duty Ace of Spades with court cards based on those of Hall of c.1790-1805, unknown maker, probably Belgian. The cards also look like the Belgian copies made for illegal importation into UK. Modern off-prints are also available from the Turnhout Playing Card Museum but without the Ace of Spades.

uncut proof sheet showing a fake Blanchard Ace of Spades with court cards based on Hall

Above: uncut proof sheet showing a fake “Blanchard” Ace of Spades with court cards based on Hall, unknown maker, probably Belgian. Images courtesy Ken Lodge.

REFERENCES

Lodge, Ken: The Standard English Pattern (second revised and enlarged edition), Bungay, Suffolk, 2010

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