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Portuguese Conjuring Playing Cards, c.1850.

Conjuring playing cards, c.1850

Eight cards and box from an unusual and very rare Portuguese conjuring pack, c.1850

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Conjuring playing cards, c.1850

Images courtesy Fernanda Frazão.

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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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