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Published September 02, 2022 Updated September 04, 2022

Wüst playing cards with International scenic aces

A rarely seen pack of cards

1900 Brazil Cuba Germany Italy South Africa Sweden Turkey USA Wüst Aces International Add to Collection

This time I have chosen a rather scarce non-standard deck made by Wüst with wonderful colourful views of different cities throughout the world. It is almost certain that Wüst had agencies representing them in the shown cities, so maybe this pack was produced to proudly show off the international influence of the company. Whatever the reason, this pack seems to be extremely rare. The court cards are exorbitantly dressed, especially the queens, and are in many ways similar to Patience No.204 which was also made by Wüst, possibly from the same designer. There are 32 cards in a standard Wüst box. It is one of the few packs which does not show the 6-pointed star logo on the jack of clubs. The aces depict views from Stockholm, Havanna, Naples, Capetown, New York, Constantinople, Hamburg and Rio de Janeiro.


Below: The reverse and the box.

References:
Catalogue of Playing Cards from the factory C.L.Wüst, Shaw/Symons 2005

All cards shown are from the collection of Paul Symons ©

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By Paul Symons

Member since February 01, 2016

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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