28: How to Analyze and Differentiate Playing Card Plates (De La Rue, Waddington and the Berlin pattern [französisches Bild])
My interest in postage stamp variants led me to apply the same principles to playing cards.
Elegant gold-printed playing cards in Jugendstil style designed by Otto Benz for Renault, 1987
Publicity pack designed by Henning Loerzer for Busskamp & Koch, an advertising agency in Munich.
After the Second World War, the deck continued to be produced both by the VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik as “Rokoko” and by ASS-Spielkartenfabrik, Leinfelden-Echterdingen as “Baronesse”.
Bavarian single-ended pattern by Vereinigte Altenburg-Stralsunder Spielkarten-Fabriken A-G., c.1937
‘Bosco’ Playing Cards manufactured by A.S.S. for the Estanco de Naipes del Peru, 1930s.
A review of the Ace of spades, court card, backs and joker of English pattern playing cards by Wüst from my collection.
SPIELKARTENFABRIEK VON C.L. WÜST, 1811 - 1927. A short history of the Wüst factory by Martin Shaw & Paul Symons.
Festive courts on a Waddingtons pack designed to celebrate Christmas 1980.
A few items used for advertising or displaying Dondorf playing card products.
Skat deck produced by opponents of atomic energy and the dumping of radioactive waste.