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Published March 01, 2023 Updated March 01, 2023

Wicküler Skat

Publicity pack for the German brewery Wicküler with courts merrily drinking beer.

1969 Germany A.S.S. Breweries Skat Add to Collection
Wicküler Skat made by A.S.S., Leinfelden, Germany, 1969

The Wicküler beer brand dates back to 1845. However, Wicküler ceased to be an independent brewery in the 1990s. The Kings are based on historical figures (e.g., Gustav II Adolf of Sweden on the King of Diamonds). Each is depicted with a stein. The Queens are jolly serving wenches, while the Jacks are merry musketeers, each with a beer mug or two. The name of the brewery together with their logo (three musketeers) appears twice on the reverse against a green background.

Wicküler Skat made by A.S.S., Leinfelden, Germany, 1969 Wicküler Skat made by A.S.S., Leinfelden, Germany, 1969

Above: Wicküler Skat made by A.S.S., Leinfelden, Germany, 1969. 32 cards in clear plastic box. Size: 59 x 91 mm.

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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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