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Published June 25, 2022 Updated July 17, 2023

Bertschinger y Codina

Fantasy Spanish-suited playing cards by Bertschinger y Codina (Barcelona), c.1850.

1850 Spain Bertschinger y Codina Fantasy Spanish Suited Add to Collection

The four of cups has the inscription “Bertschinger y Codina“ plus a rising sun trademark.

Spanish-suited playing cards by Bertschinger y Codina (Barcelona), c.1850. Source gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France Spanish-suited playing cards by Bertschinger y Codina (Barcelona), c.1850. Source gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France

Above: Spanish-suited playing cards by Bertschinger y Codina (Barcelona), c.1850. Stencil-coloured woodcuts, 48 cards. Backs have gray zigzag pattern. Source gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France • Bertschinger y Codina (Barcelone) 1850

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By Simon Wintle

Member since February 01, 1996

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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