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Published November 12, 2023 Updated November 13, 2023

Das Nassauische Kartenspiel

Pack conceived by Berthold Conradi, commemorating the 700th anniversary of the granting of town rights to Idstein.

1985 Germany Nassovia-Verlag Schmid F.X. Berthold Conradi Commemorative Add to Collection

Members of several branches of the House of Nassau became rulers of different European states down through the centuries, including Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Great Britain and Ireland. Eminent figures from the House of Nassau are depicted on the court cards in this pack conceived by Berthold Conradi. The pack was issued on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the granting of town and market rights to Idstein/Taunus by King Rudolph of Habsburg. Adolf, Count of Nassau-Idstein-Sonnenberg, King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor from 1292 to 1298, made Idstein his home. More historical details can be found in the extensive, fold-out leaflet.

Das Nassauische Kartenspiel published by Nassovia-Verlag, Limburg an der Lahn, Germany © 1985 by Nassovia-Verlag Das Nassauische Kartenspiel published by Nassovia-Verlag, Limburg an der Lahn, Germany © 1985 by Nassovia-Verlag
Das Nassauische Kartenspiel published by Nassovia-Verlag, Limburg an der Lahn, Germany © 1985 by Nassovia-Verlag

Above: Das Nassauische Kartenspiel published by Nassovia-Verlag, Limburg an der Lahn, Germany, 1985. Printed by F.X. Schmid, Munich, Germany. 32 cards + 1 title card + leaflet in German, Dutch, French and English, in clear plastic box. Size: 59 x 92 mm. © 1985 by Nassovia-Verlag, Limburg an der Lahn, Germany.

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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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