The Bohemian Pattern, sometimes called the Prager Pattern, has roots in the 16th century.
Playing Cards printed by Ceska Graficka Unie AS, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1890-1925.
Czech “Hussite” Pack engraved by Karel Hoffmann and first printed by Jan Ritter in 1895.
During the 19th century growing nationalist sentiment led to a rejection of Austro-Hungarian culture in favour of that of the native Czech people. One outcome from this movement was a ‘Nationalistic’ pack of playing cards painted by Emanuel Neumann.
Patience size playing cards published by Obchodni Tiskarny of Prague, under the brand “Casino”, with cartoon courts in the style of wood engravings.
The Republic of Czechoslovakia was founded in 1918 from the former Austro-Hungarian empire.
Dudák, meaning ‘Piper’, is a traditional Czech card game and this set has been specially illustrated for children.
Cards from std English pattern printed by The Eagle Playing Card Company Limited, Czechoslovakia, c.1900. The cards are in imitation of American cards, but probably for the UK market.
Antique deck of old Bohemian playing cards of the German type manufactured by Georg Kapfler and dated 1611.
This special pack of playing cards, published in 1908, was available at the Jubilee Exhibition held in Prague.