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Published December 01, 2012 Updated March 26, 2023

Basler Fasnachts-Karten

The Basler Fasnachts deck is designed each year by a different local artist.

1987 Switzerland Marianne Pomeroy Art & Design Collaborative Fasnachtskarten Add to Collection

Basler Fasnachts-Karten Playing Cards, 1987

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The Carnival of Basel (German: Basler Fasnacht) is the biggest carnival in Switzerland which takes place annually between February and March. A special deck is designed for the occasion by a local artist. The 1987 Basler Fasnachtskarten deck was designed by Marianne Pomeroy, successfully capturing the spirit of the carnival, the colourful costumes, masks and harlequins with flutes and drums, almost like Alice in Wonderland or a Disney animated movie. The participants toss confetti into the crowds and hand out sweets and other treats to the spectators.   Wikipedia →

the 1987 Basler Fasnachts-Karten deck designed by Marianne Pomeroy

Above: the 12 court cards from the 1987 Basler Fasnachts-Karten deck designed by Marianne Pomeroy and printed by Müller A.G., Neuhausen a/R. 52 cards + 3 Jokers.

Above: all images courtesy Barney Townshend.

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By Barney Townshend

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Retired Airline Pilot, interested in: Transformation Playing Cards, Karl Gerich and Elaine Lewis. Secretary of the EPCS. Treasurer of the IPCS.


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