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Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne

Ferdinand Piatnik was born in Ofen on October 14, 1819.

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1906 Earthquake 2005

1906 Earthquake

Facts, figures, stories and scandals about the 1906 Earthquake published by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

48: Ferdinand Piatnik & Sons

48: Ferdinand Piatnik & Sons

Ferd. Piatnik produced a very large range of cards with many different standard and non-standard patterns. This is a survey of his standard English output.

55 Mucha Paintings on Playing Cards 2005

55 Mucha Paintings on Playing Cards

Fully illustrated pack featuring a large selection of Mucha’s works.

Alcatraz: Rules and Regulations Playing Cards 2003

Alcatraz: Rules and Regulations Playing Cards

Rules and regulations that guided prison life in America’s most notorious prison.

Arnold Schönberg 1909

Arnold Schönberg

In around 1909 he created three sets of playing cards. His inventiveness was driven by a passion for rules, order and numbers.

Art Deco Gypsy Oracle 1936

Art Deco Gypsy Oracle

Art Deco fortune telling deck published by Piatnik, 1936.

Austrian Cartomancy Cards

Austrian Cartomancy Cards

During the 19th century a system of fortune telling arose in Europe using unnumbered, pictorial cards depicting popular imagery with subtitles in several languages.

Austrian Wine 1965

Austrian Wine

Skat deck for Austria’s excellent wines, Österreichischer Weinwirtschaftsfonds, c.1965

Baby Dolls 1957

Baby Dolls

Baby Dolls pin-up deck designed by Willy Mayrl, published by Piatnik, 1957.

Baroque No.2118 1928

Baroque No.2118

“Baroque” by Ferd Piatnik & Sons, Vienna, reflecting a bygone era of fashion.

Bjørn Wiinblad

Bjørn Wiinblad

Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006) was a Danish painter, designer and ceramics artist.

Black Peter 1950

Black Peter

Two Black Peter games by Willy Mayrl published by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne, 1950s.

Black Peter 2017

Black Peter

Black Peter card game designed by Willy Mayrl for Piatnik.

Blue Playing Cards 1960

Blue Playing Cards

“Blue Playing Cards” by Piatnik, 1960s, inspired by the Cubism art movement in which objects are analysed and reassembled in abstracted form

Bohemia Moravia 1997

Bohemia Moravia

Historical figures from Bohemia and Moravia in Piatnik’s traditional style.

Bohemian Pattern 1970

Bohemian Pattern

The Bohemian Pattern, sometimes called the Prager Pattern, has roots in the 16th century.

Bourgeois Tarot by Piatnik 1987 1987

Bourgeois Tarot by Piatnik 1987

Piatnik’s ‘Bourgeois Tarot’ in a version published in 1987 with nice quality images, especially the double-ended trump cards.

Budapest souvenir 2005

Budapest souvenir

Colour views of the Hungarian capital, Budapest, on all the courts and Aces.

Cashmere 1950


Bernhard Altmann is from the “The House of Cashmere” and these playing cards honour their best known commodity: the fleece of the graceful horned Cashmere goat.

Casino No.240

Casino No.240

Piatnik-Ritter No.240 - Obchodní Tiskárny Casino No.240.