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Antoine Dieudonné c.1850

Published February 23, 2023 Updated February 26, 2023

Reproduction of a pack by Antoine Dieudonné, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg, c1850.

2007 Luxembourg Dieudonné Facsimiles & Replicas Add to Collection
reproduction of pack by Antoine Dieudonné, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg, c1850

The Kulturhuef in Grevenmacher is a museum and cultural centre. The museum part is centred round an exhibit about printing, in particular the making of playing cards by different members and generations of the Dieudonné family. The pack shown here was reproduced from an original by Antoine Dieudonné dating from about 1850. The maker’s name appears on a shield on the Jack of Clubs. Many of the court cards are based loosely on those of the Paris pattern (though less so the Jacks). There is enormous and very fine detail when one examines the cards closely. For the reproduction, the cards have been given rounded corners and a plastic coating. See the box

Reproduction of a pack by Antoine Dieudonné, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg, c1850 Reproduction of a pack by Antoine Dieudonné, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg, c1850

Above: reproduction of a pack by Antoine Dieudonné, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg, c1850. Printed by Cartamundi, Turnhout, Belgium, for Kulturhuef, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg, 2007. 52 cards + 1 extra card in tuck box. Size: 56 x 87 mm.

Kulturhuef Museum, Grevenmacher: the playing cards of Jean Dieudonné

Very similar playing cards made by J. Müller, Diessenhofen, c.1840-50

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By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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