Eagle Playing Card Company Limited
Conrad Jäger - Proschwitz
Cards from standard English pattern deck printed by The Eagle Playing Card Company Limited (Conrad Jäger, Proschwitz), Czechoslovakia, c.1900. The cards are in imitation of American cards, but probably for the UK market. There had been American companies called Eagle Card Co., Middletown and Eagle Playing Card Co., Cincinnati, during the 1860s. The Ace of Spades (left) has the inscription "Con. Jäger Proschwitz, Printer" in the lower right-hand corner. [Images courtesy Jack Berkus].
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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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