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C.L.Keiblinger, Copenhagen 1852-85

C.L.Keiblinger, Copenhagen 1852-85

C.L. Keiblinger was a manufacturer of fine playing cards and card games (Gnav→) who flourished at the same time as L.P. Holmblad, also of Copenhagen. Trade advertisements refer to fine playing cards, optional gold edges and give his address as Balsamgade 14, 3rd floor.

Above: double-ended, continental style playing cards manufactured in Denmark by C.L.Keiblinger, Copenhagen c.1860. The King of Spades represents David holding his harp. 52 cards, printed from engravings, hand coloured using stencils. Feint Danish tax stamp on Ace of Diamonds. Images courtesy K. Frank Jensen.

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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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