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Dresdner Doppelkopf

‘Dresdner Doppelkopf’ with scenes of Dresden, designed by Günter Schmitz, 1989.

German ‘Doppelkopf’ pack (2 decks of 24 cards each) with historical motifs and characters from Dresden on all cards, designed by Günter Schmitz, manufactured by VEB Spielkartenfabrik Altenburg, 1989.

‘Dresdner Doppelkopf’ with scenes of Dresden, designed by Günter Schmitz, 1989 ‘Dresdner Doppelkopf’ with scenes of Dresden, designed by Günter Schmitz, 1989

Above: ‘Dresdner Doppelkopf’ deck with scenes of Dresden designed by Günter Schmitz, manufactured by VEB Spielkartenfabrik Altenburg, 1989. 48 cards (2 x 24 cards, from 9 to ace). The reverse shows the Dresden coat of arms. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

‘Dresdner Doppelkopf’ with scenes of Dresden, designed by Günter Schmitz, 1989
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By Matt Probert

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I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.

Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.

Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.

I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.


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