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Published July 31, 2011 Updated February 02, 2024

Brazil Scenic Aces

C. L. Wüst Scenic Aces for Brazil.

1890 Brazil Germany Wüst Aces Scenic Souvenir Add to Collection

C. L. Wüst: Brazil Scenic Aces, c.1890

Each Ace features two views of Brazilian landscapes and monuments. The courts are Wüst's house pattern or Frankfurt pattern.

C. L. Wüst's House pattern with Brazilian Scenic Aces, c.1890

Above: C. L. Wüst's House pattern with Brazilian Scenic Aces, c.1890. The court cards were modeled on members of the Wüst family around 1875.


FURTHER REFERENCES

Shaw, Martin & Symons, Paul: Playing cards from the factory C.L.Wüst, Frankfurt, Germany (1811-1927), Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart, Turnhout, Belgium, 23 September-31 December 2005.

A complete example of this deck by Wüst, dated 1884, with square corners and with 40 Réis tax stamp on the four of diamonds, can be viewed on the Gallica website: Jeu de cartes allemand au portrait allemand à deux têtes fabriqué pour le Brésil

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Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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