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C.L. Wüst, 1811 - 1927 1811

C.L. Wüst, 1811 - 1927

SPIELKARTENFABRIEK VON C.L. WÜST, 1811 - 1927. A short history of the Wüst factory by Martin Shaw & Paul Symons.

Dondorf 1833


The luxury playing card factory founded in Frankfurt am Main by Bernhard Dondorf in 1833 existed for 100 years.

EPCS February 1991 Newsletter

EPCS February 1991 Newsletter Members Only

London Underground • Cards & Magic • Alf Cooke and Universal • OXO • Dewar Whisky • Worshipful Company Pack 1990 • Thomas De La Rue • WD & HO Wills • CWS Snap • The Rose of the Orient (Part 2) • Just William • Irish Scenes • Theatre World • Alice in Wonderland Ephemera

Léonard Biermans, Turnhout 1875

Léonard Biermans, Turnhout

Léonard Biermans had been employed by Brepols from 1871-1874 before opening his own playing card factory in 1875.

Printing of Playing Cards: Letterpress 1831

Printing of Playing Cards: Letterpress

Some notes on the manufacture of playing cards taken from Thomas De la Rue's patent, 1831.

Rodolfo de Olea : “El Elefante” 1899

Rodolfo de Olea : “El Elefante”

“El Elefante” Cadiz pattern by Rodolfo de Olea Viaña, 1899.

Van Genechten

Van Genechten

A. Van Genechten ran a flourishing business, supplying various kinds of cards both inside the country and abroad including England, Spain, France, Denmark, South-East Asia, China and Japan.

Woolley & Co: “Second Harrys” 1877

Woolley & Co: “Second Harrys”

Woolley & Co produced a range of different quality playing cards, and these “Second Harrys” are towards the cheaper end of the range.