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Rhineland Pattern by KZWP

Rhineland pattern by KZWP.

Rhineland pattern printed by KZWP, c.1986 Rhineland pattern printed by KZWP, c.1986

Above: Rhineland pattern with English indices printed by KZWP, c.1986. The ace of hearts, with the Cracow coat-of-arms, has a different font for the indices, and has four indices while the other cards all have two. Housed in an unmarked silk-lined bridge box with no indication of a brand name. Image courtesy Matt Probert.

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Rhineland pattern printed by KZWP-Trefl, 2003 Rhineland pattern printed by KZWP-Trefl, 2003

Above: from an uncut sheeet of “Classic playing cards Nr.490” with decorative aces based on the Rhineland pattern printed by KZWP-Trefl, 2003.


Rhineland Pattern by F. X. Schmid for The Netherlands, c.1990

Rhineland Pattern by F. X. Schmid, c.1990 Rhineland Pattern by F. X. Schmid, c.1990

Above: Rhineland Pattern for The Netherlands by F. X. Schmid, c.1990.


Rhineland Pattern by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne, Vienna, 1996

Rhineland Pattern for Copenhagen by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne, Vienna, 1996

Above: Rhineland Pattern for Copenhagen by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne, Vienna, 1996.

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By Simon Wintle

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Curator 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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