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Danish Tarok Cards - Salomon & Co., c.1906

Danish Tarok cards published by S. Salomon & Co., Kjøbenhavn, c.1906.

S. Salomon & Co., Kjøbenhavn, c.1906

A later edition of L.P. Holmblad's 1850 Tarok deck published by S. Salomon, c.1906.

Tarok cards published by S. Salomon & Co., Kjøbenhavn, c.1906

Above: cards from a Tarok pack published in Denmark by S. Salomon & Co. of Copenhagen in c.1906. The cards were actually printed by Piatnik of Vienna, whose factory is shown on trump no.5. The Salomon retail store is depicted on trump no.2. By this time the numerals had changed from Roman to Arabic.

Images courtesy Hans Jørgen Hinrup and taken from article published in The Playing-Card Vol.31, no.5, IPCS London, March-Apr 2003.

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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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