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Each court figure is richly decorated and holding something different: a letter, a wreath, a quill pen, a mace, a bird, a flower, a cushion, a goblet, a flute, etc.

“Marguerite” by Müller & Cie., Switzerland, c.1930

Marguerite fantasy costume playing cards, made by Müller & Cie in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in about 1930, in wonderful colour-lithography printing. Each court figure is richly decorated and holding something different: a letter, a wreath, a quill pen, a mace, a bird, a flower, a cushion, a goblet, a flute, etc. The pack has been re-issued several times with slight differences in the artwork, different back designs and various Jokers.

See also: RichelieuCasinoRococcoZodiac BridgeRichard WagnerEgbert MoehsnangSwiss Regional Costumes.

'Marguerite' by Muller & Cie., Switzerland. c.1930

Above: 'Marguerite' fantasy double-ended costume playing cards by Müller & Cie., Switzerland. c.1930. Gilded corners. 92x60mms. Reprinted in 1971. Images courtesy Rod Starling.

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By Rod Starling

Member since January 09, 2013

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Rod Starling is one of the founding members of the 52 Plus Joker card collectors club. He has written many articles for the club's quarterly newsletter, Clear the Decks. His collection still encompasses both foreign and American decks. Rod has also authored a book titled The Art and Pleasures of Playing Cards.

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