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Manuf’d for L.N. Mann

Standard English pattern manuf’d for L.N. Mann by Van Genechten, c.1890.

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.

Standard English pattern manuf’d for L.N. Mann by Van Genechten, c.1890 Standard English pattern manuf’d for L.N. Mann by Van Genechten, c.1890

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.


wrapper for cards exported to Far Eastern markets manufactured in Belgium for L.N. Mann

Above: part of a wrapper for cards exported to Far Eastern markets manufactured in Belgium for L.N. Mann.

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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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