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The Muppet Show

“The Muppet Show” playing cards made by ASS Altenburger in 1978.

The Muppet Show

This set of “The Muppet Show” playing cards was made by German company ASS Altenburger in 1978. The Muppet Show characters were created by puppeteer Jim Henson, starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear. The popular TV series featured absurd comedy and parody  more

Above: “The Muppet Show” playing cards made in Germany by Altenburg-Stralsunder, 1978. Muppet characters ©Henson Associates Inc.

 

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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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