Wüst Spanish Cadiz pattern deck for export to Cuba c.1910-1920, advertising ‘Tropical’ beer. The Wüst star can be found on the Ace of coins, but the maker’s name is otherwise only to be found on the box. None of the court figures wears a moustache. Earlier editions of this pattern were produced by Wüst since the late 19th century with legends on several cards and sometimes with the Wüst star on the Jack of swords.
Later Edition, c.1920
A later edition of the same deck but with rounded corners was printed from different lithographic stones. Some difference can be seen in the design on the coins and cups. These Spanish Cadiz pattern designs were also used in 1952 by Müller & Cie, Schaffhausen►
Earlier Edition, c.1880
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I'm British but I have now lived in the Netherlands for more than 50 years and am still enjoying every minute of it. I started collecting playing cards in the early 1980’s after speaking with my neighbour who was at that time a croupier in a casino. I started with just collecting jokers, but that soon led me to complete packs of cards and eventually to specialising in old and antique playing cards, particularly those of C.L. Wüst of Frankfurt, Germany. I am presently the Dutch representative of the I.P.C.S. and the auctioneer at the IPCS conventions.
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