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Published February 19, 2015 Updated March 01, 2023

Starościanka

“Starościanka” playing cards manufactured by KZWP-Trefl (Poland).

1979 Poland KZWP-Trefl Fantasy Add to Collection

Starościanka No.470

“Starościanka No.470” playing cards manufactured by KZWP-Trefl (Poland) in 1998. The designs are in a fantasy medieval style. “Starościanka” translates as “The Governor’s Daughter”.

cards from uncut sheet of “Starościanka” playing cards manufactured by KZWP-Trefl (Poland), 2003 cards from uncut sheet of “Starościanka” playing cards manufactured by KZWP-Trefl (Poland), 2003

Above: cards from uncut sheet of “Starościanka” playing cards manufactured by KZWP-Trefl (Poland), 2003


uncut sheet of “Starościanka” playing cards manufactured by KZWP-Trefl (Poland), 2003

Above: uncut sheet of “Starościanka” playing cards containing two complete sets of 52 cards + 3 jokers, manufactured by KZWP-Trefl (Poland), 2003


Earlier Patience edition - from Roddy Somerville

The designs were issued by KZWP in 1979 (or earlier) as Starościanka Patience cards. This older printing was not as sharp - fuzzy, in fact. It was less easy to see the detail: the detail on the horse's caparison on the more modern printing is much finer (probably completely redrawn). See the box

“Starościanka” patience cards, 1979 “Starościanka” patience cards, 1979

Above: “Starościanka” patience cards, 1979. Images and extra research courtesy Roddy Somerville.

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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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