Märchen-Quartett

detail from Märchen-Quartett

Märchen-Quartett (Fairy Tales) illustrated by J. P. Werth, whose name appears on one card, was published by J. W. Spear & Söhne in c.1915. I think that this game is a real work of art. The fabulous litho printing and the quality of design make it stand out even above the other wonderful German card games. The theme is once again Fairy Stories based on The Brothers Grimm’s stories and the French tales by Charles Perrault amongst others.

Märchen-Quartett (Fairy Tales) published by J. W. Spear & Söhne, c.1915 Märchen-Quartett (Fairy Tales) published by J. W. Spear & Söhne, c.1915 Märchen-Quartett (Fairy Tales) published by J. W. Spear & Söhne, c.1915 Märchen-Quartett (Fairy Tales) published by J. W. Spear & Söhne, c.1915 Märchen-Quartett (Fairy Tales) published by J. W. Spear & Söhne, c.1915

Above: cards from Märchen-Quartett (Fairy Tales) published by J. W. Spear & Söhne, c.1915. This is an early edition of the game with 48 cards. A later edition was sold with only 32 cards in 1932.

Last Updated August 26, 2020 at 11:05am

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