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C.L. Wüst, 1811 - 1927

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

C.L. Wüst, 1811 - 1927 1811

Léonard Biermans, Turnhout

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

Léonard Biermans, Turnhout 1875

Letterpress

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

Letterpress 1831

Rodolfo de Olea : “El Elefante”

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

Rodolfo de Olea : “El Elefante” 1899

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.

Van Genechten

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.

Woolley & Co: “Second Harrys” 1877

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