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Published March 08, 2010 Updated May 29, 2022

Eagle Playing Card Co. Limited

Cards from std English pattern printed by The Eagle Playing Card Company Limited, Czechoslovakia, c.1900. The cards are in imitation of American cards, but probably for the UK market.

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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].

See also:  1908 Prague Jubilee Exhibition'Jugendstil' designed by Artuš Scheiner, 1920Czech Nationalistic Playing Cards, c.1895.

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Founder 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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