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16: European Standard Playing Cards

A brief survey of the different types of standard cards to be found in Continental Europe.

16: European Standard Playing Cards

63: The descendants of the French regional patterns: 1

A great many regional patterns were exported from France and subsequently copied elsewhere. Some of them became local standards in their own right.

63: The descendants of the French regional patterns: 1

C.L.Wüst Poster Stamps

A set of advertising poster stamps for C.L.Wüst playing cards.

C.L.Wüst Poster Stamps 1910

Early References

Out of an apparent void, a constellation of references in early literature emerge pointing to the sudden arrival of playing cards, principally in Belgium, Germany, Spain and Italy around 1370-1380.

Early References

European Naval Powers

“XVI Century European Naval Powers” deck illustrated by Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano and produced by Heraclio Fournier in 1981.

European Naval Powers 1981

Eurotrotter

Eurotrotter by La Ducale, c.1980s.

Eurotrotter

Kingdoms of Europe

A collecting game published in two series: the first series featuring Western Europe and the second series Eastern/Southern Europe.

Kingdoms of Europe

Round Europe

Round Europe card game by Pepys, 1958.

Round Europe