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Mini Jass

Pocket-size cards with modern designs for playing the Swiss national card game, Jass.

1974 Switzerland AGMüller Jass Patience Add to Collection

This is an updated version of a standard Swiss-suited pack for playing the game of Jass. The designs are flat and angular, with much use of straight lines. The separate areas of colour are sharply delineated with very little extra detail. The maker’s name appears on the Daus of Shields and the Daus of Bells. No designer’s name is given. AGM No. 11109.

Mini Jass pocket-size pack made by AGMüller, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, 1974 Mini Jass pocket-size pack made by AGMüller, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, 1974
Mini Jass pocket-size pack made by AGMüller, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, 1974

Above: Mini Jass pocket-size pack made by AGMüller, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland, 1974. 36 cards in tuck box. Size: 43 x 66 mm.

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By Roddy Somerville

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Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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