Gustaaf Mesmaekers founded his business in 1859 in association with Louis-François Moentack, who left the business in 1862.
Chinese “Chi Chi Pai” Playing Cards by Mesmaekers Frères for Far East market, c.1890.
Domino Cards by Mesmaekers Frères, c.1890
Dynastie Royale de Belgique by Mesmaekers, 1934.
“L’Union Fait la Force”, sometimes known as “the Allied pack”, has the four suits dedicated to the victorious nations of the Second World War.
“Le Jeu des Alliés” manufactured by Mesmaekers N.V., Turnhout, 1945.
Souvenir of Jahre Line Ferry M/S Kronprins Harald
The Mesmaekers firm had been established in Turnhout in 1859 by the partnership of Gustaaf Mesmaekers and Louis-François Moentack.
Mesmaekers Spanish Pack for export to Spanish colonies and South American countries, c.1875
Philips 'Arlita' advertising playing cards manufactured by Etabl. Mesmaekers Frères S.A., Turnhout, Belgium, 1925
West Flanders Souvenir pack manufactured in Belgium by Mesmaekers, c.1950.