Baraja Edad Media, 1993
Mas-Reynals / Varitemas S.L., Vilassar de Mar, Barcelona, Spain
This fantasy Spanish-suited medieval pack of playing cards was published by Mas-Reynals in 1993, designed by M. Malé and illustrated by V. Maza. This follows a tradition amongst many manufacturers of producing a fantasy medieval design. The firm was founded in 1989 by Miguel Mas Reynals and today trades as Varitemas, S.L. producing a range of paper products including folders, albums, playing cards, etc. Earlier decks have the name Mas-Reynals, but today Varitemas S.L. produce a range of decks including Poker, Spanish-suited, souvenir packs, miniature cards and children's card games.
Wüst Spanish pattern c.1910 advertising Cuban ‘Tropical’ beer.
This deck is named after Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu (1585-1642), a French Roman Catholic Clergyman and statesman, Chief Adviser to King Louis XIII, noted for the authoritarian measures he employed to maintain power.
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