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The Swiss national suit system of shields, acorns, hawk bells and flowers emerged sometime during the XV century.

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AGMüller English Pattern

AGMüller standard English pattern for the Royal Jordanian Airline, 1980s

AGMüller English Pattern 1980

Alchimistenspiel

Alchimistenspiel - Jeu des Alchimistes designed by Elfriede Weidenhaus, 1967.

Alchimistenspiel 1967

Antique Swiss Playing Cards, c.1530

The Swiss national suit system of shields, acorns, hawkbells and flowers originated sometime during the fifteenth century.

Antique Swiss Playing Cards, c.1530 1530

Basler Fasnachts-Karten

The Basler Fasnachts deck is designed each year by a different local artist.

Basler Fasnachts-Karten 1987

Brunner Möbel

Publicity pack for Brunner Möbel with graphic design by André Stehle, 1966

Brunner Möbel 1966

Casino

“Casino” pack made by J. Müller & Cie & Cie, Schaffhouse. The pack was probably designed by Josef Maria Melchior Annen (1868-1954) who also designed several other packs for Müller & Cie.

Casino

David Hurter, Schaffhausen

David Hurter built up a playing card business in Schaffhausen during the 18th century.

David Hurter, Schaffhausen 1860

French Suited Piquet

French Suited Piquet by David Vachet, Switzerland, c.1812.

French Suited Piquet 1812

Gertrude Kümpel, 1989

Playing cards inspired by stained glass, designed by Gertrude Kümpel, 1989.

Gertrude Kümpel, 1989 1989

Humanist pack by J. Müller & Cie

'Humanist' pack made by J. Müller & Cie (Schaffhouse), originally named 'Troubador'. The pack was designed by Melchior Annen (1868-1954) who also designed several other packs for Müller & Cie.

Humanist pack by J. Müller & Cie

Investors Overseas Services

Investors Overseas Services, Ltd. (IOS) by A. G. Müller (Schaffhausen), c.1969.

Investors Overseas Services 1969

Jass Allemand

Egbert Moehsnang produced this contemporary Swiss-suited, double-ended pack, based on original XV century sources, with highly legible indices and colour scheme, but they were simply shunned by card players and the idea wasn't successful.

Jass Allemand 1982

Johannes Müller c.1840

Facsimile edition of Swiss suited deck first published by Johannes Müller in c.1840.

Johannes Müller c.1840 1840

Krienser Fasnachts-Jass 1988

The Krienser Fasnachts-Jass deck was designed and published by Léon Schnyder from Kriens for the 1988 Fasnacht Carnival

Krienser Fasnachts-Jass 1988 1988

Müller (Diessenhofen), c.1840-50.

Playing Cards made by J. Müller, Diessenhofen, c.1840-50 with court cards coloured differently at each end.

Müller (Diessenhofen), c.1840-50. 1850

Madame Lenormand Fortune Telling Cards

Madame Lenormand Fortune Telling Cards made by Müller.

Madame Lenormand Fortune Telling Cards

Marguerite

Each court figure is richly decorated and holding something different: a letter, a wreath, a quill pen, a mace, a bird, a flower, a cushion, a goblet, a flute, etc.

Marguerite 1930

Modern Swiss-German Pattern

Modern Swiss-German Pattern by AGMüller, c.2000.

Modern Swiss-German Pattern 2000

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