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Published April 29, 2011 Updated December 10, 2023

Anti-Napoleon

Deck from the liberation war against Napoleon, c.1815.

1815 Germany Baumgärtner Napoleon Political Wartime Add to Collection
Detail from deck from the liberation war against Napoleon, unknown maker, c.1815.

Deck from the liberation War against Napoleon, c.1815.

Deck from the liberation war depicting the allies against Napoleon, c.1815. Lithography, stencil coloured, there are no manufacturer's details or initials on any card; possibly manufactured by Friederich Gotthelm Baumgärtner in Leipzig.

Clubs are for Austria;   Spades for Russia;   Hearts for Great Britain;   Diamonds for Prussia.   Kings are Emperors;   Jacks are military commanders,   Clubs: Schwarzenberg;   Spades: Barclay de Tolly;   Hearts: Wellington;   Diamonds: Bluecher.

Deck from the liberation war against Napoleon, c.1815

Above: cards from a deck from the liberation War against Napoleon, c.1815, anonymous but possibly manufactured by Friederich Gotthelm Baumgärtner.

See also:   Victory Deck

Nine of Hearts: Called “Nap” after the game of that name. Coincidentally there was in a Dresden Museum a Nine of Hearts on which some English words had been written by the Emperor Napoleon.

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By Klaus-Juergen Schultz

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From the collection of Klaus-Jürgen Schultz (https://spielkarten-sammlung.de).


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