A facsimile of an early 19th century French-suited deck from the collection of F.X. Schmid.
The playing card manufacturers of Germany from 1900 until 1939 provide a complicated set of relationships that deserve closer investigation. Here are some of the standard English designs to be found.
Pack conceived by Berthold Conradi, commemorating the 700th anniversary of the granting of town rights to Idstein.
Die 4 Jahreszeiten Quartett-Spiel illustrated by Anneliese Tesdorpf, published by F X Schmid, 1950.
54 different endangered species depicted in full colour published by Safari Limited, Ojus, Florida, USA, c1986.
Miniature Patience playing cards in Rococo style published by F. X. Schmid, c.1960
Later Bavarian single-ended pattern by Vereinigte Altenburg-Stralsunder Spielkarten-Fabriken A-G., c.1937
The cards are from a facsimile edition published by F. X. Schmid, Munich, in 1981. The artist is unknown, but the artwork follows the tradition of German playing card design and conveys a vivid sense of emotion, sensuality and vitality.
Naipe Español "VICTORIA ® by F. X. Schmid (Argentina) S.A.