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S. D. Modiano

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Austrian Lloyd Steamship Company 1895

Austrian Lloyd Steamship Company

Possibly one of the most beautiful decks produced for commercial purposes, this was printed by Modiano for the Austrian Lloyd Steamship Company of Trieste in c.1895

Bergamasche Pattern

Bergamasche Pattern

Bergamasche Pattern by Modiano, 1970s.

Brescia pattern

Brescia pattern

The Brescia pattern contains elements which come from a past age.

Club Bridge 1990

Club Bridge

Modiano’s ‘Club Bridge’ is a new edition of a stylish deck originally published in c.1895.

Gó Succo

Gó Succo

Gó Succo fruit juice promotion deck featuring Walt Disney cartoons.

Great Mogul Playing Cards 1741

Great Mogul Playing Cards

The origins of the 'Great Mogul' brand playing cards.

Il Destino Svelato Dal Tarocco 1912

Il Destino Svelato Dal Tarocco

The Cagliostro Tarot was first published in 1912 as “Il Destino Svelato Dal Tarocco”.

Il Quinto Seme 1977

Il Quinto Seme

An Italian pack with a fifth suit of “amici” (“friends”).

Le Carte di Forattini 1993

Le Carte di Forattini

Political caricatures by Giorgio Forattini published by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Italy, 1993.

Le carte di Tex 2017

Le carte di Tex

Characters from the famous Italian comic book series, Tex, created by Gian Luigi Bonelli and Aurelio Galleppini.

Lombardy (or Milanesi) pattern

Lombardy (or Milanesi) pattern

The origins of the Lombardy pattern probably lie in the early 19th century when it was a full-length design. It has some affinities with the French Provence and Lyons patterns which are now obsolete.

Luxembourg Souvenir 2006

Luxembourg Souvenir

54 scenic views of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Mercante in Fiera di Jacovitti 1975

Mercante in Fiera di Jacovitti

Traditional Italian card game with comic designs by Benito Jacovitti.

Miniature Playing Cards

Miniature Playing Cards

Miniature Playing Cards from around the world.

Modiano Patience 1945

Modiano Patience

Patience cards published by Modiano, c.1945.

Neapolitan Pattern

Neapolitan Pattern

Neapolitan pattern

Piacentine Pattern

Piacentine Pattern

Piacentine Pattern, several double-ended versions.

Piedmont Pattern

Piedmont Pattern

The Piedmont pattern is a very close relative to the French 'Paris' pattern. The courts are not named, however, and are divided horizontally (rather than diagonally).

Pinocchio playing cards 1997

Pinocchio playing cards

Comic book drawings inspired by Carlo Collodi’s children’s classic, Pinocchio.