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Published April 04, 2013 Updated July 11, 2023

Badische Spielkartenfabrik

Sports-themed playing cards published by Badische Spielkartenfabrik, Baden, c.1930

Germany Badische Spielkartenfabrik Ferdinand Herwig Sports Add to Collection

Obviously a sporting deck, featuring skiing, tennis, fencing, rowing, football, motorcycling and motor-racing amongst others, but there is no hint of Olympics about it. The signature of the artist, Ferdinand Herwig [Germany 1884-1959] can be seen at the top of the Ace of Hearts.

Left: Ferdinand Herwig (1884-1959) studied in Stuttgart at Landsberger, Grete and Haug. He presented exhibitions at the Munich Glass Palace and the Great Berlin Art Exhibition.

Above: sports-themed playing cards published by Badische Spielkartenfabrik, Baden, c.1930. From the collection of Barney Townshend.

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By Barney Townshend

Member since October 06, 2015

Retired Airline Pilot, interested in: Transformation Playing Cards, Karl Gerich and Elaine Lewis. Secretary of the EPCS. Treasurer of the IPCS.


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