Standard English pattern with single-figure courts manufactured for L.N. Mann by Van Genechten, Turnhout, c.1890,
featuring a mock English duty ace of spades and probably destined for British possessions overseas.
L.N. Mann is recorded as a trading name for Mesmaekers, also of Turnhout, who may have been the actual exporter of the cards.
Above: Standard English pattern manufactured in Belgium for L.N. Mann by Van Genechten, c.1890.
52 cards, reverse blank (uncoloured).
According to Ken Lodge’s Blog, these courts are based on De La Rue’s design.
Above: part of a wrapper for cards exported to Far Eastern markets manufactured in Belgium for L.N. Mann.