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Published April 11, 2015 Updated August 03, 2022

Warburg’s Skandinaviske Bridge Kort

“Warburg’s Skandinaviske Bridge Kort” published by Aktieselskabet Emil Jensen, København, c.1935.

1935 Denmark Scandinavia De la Rue Piatnik Schmid F.X. Warburg Rhineland Add to Collection

“Warburg’s Skandinaviske Bridge Kort” published by Aktieselskabet Emil Jensen, København, 1930s, in the German ‘Rhineland’ pattern. Emil Jensen also published Warburg “Luxus Bridgekort” and “Warburg’s L’Hombre-Kort” which was printed by De la Rue in c.1935.

Warburg’s Skandinaviske Bridge Kort published by Aktieselskabet Emil Jensen, København, printed by De la Rue

Above: Warburg’s Skandinaviske Bridge Kort published by Aktieselskabet Emil Jensen, København, printed by De la Rue, c.1930s. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

Rhineland Pattern by F. X. Schmid for The Netherlands, c.1990

Rhineland Pattern by F. X. Schmid, c.1990 Rhineland Pattern by F. X. Schmid, c.1990

Above: Rhineland Pattern for The Netherlands by F. X. Schmid, c.1990.

Rhineland Pattern by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne, Vienna, 1996

Rhineland Pattern for Copenhagen by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne, Vienna, 1996

Above: Rhineland Pattern for Copenhagen by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne, Vienna, 1996.

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By Rex Pitts (1940-2021)

Member since January 30, 2009

Rex's main interest was in card games, because, he said, they were cheap and easy to get hold of in his early days of collecting. He is well known for his extensive knowledge of Pepys games and his book is on the bookshelves of many.

His other interest was non-standard playing cards. He also had collections of sheet music, music CDs, models of London buses, London Transport timetables and maps and other objects that intrigued him.

Rex had a chequered career at school. He was expelled twice, on one occasion for smoking! Despite this he trained as a radio engineer and worked for the BBC in the World Service.

Later he moved into sales and worked for a firm that made all kinds of packaging, a job he enjoyed until his retirement. He became an expert on boxes and would always investigate those that held his cards. He could always recognize a box made for Pepys, which were the same as those of Alf Cooke’s Universal Playing Card Company, who printed the card games. This interest changed into an ability to make and mend boxes, which he did with great dexterity. He loved this kind of handicraft work.

His dexterity of hand and eye soon led to his making card games of his own design. He spent hours and hours carefully cutting them out and colouring them by hand.


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