‘RICHELIEU’ playing cards by A.G. Müller, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 1935
This stylish and elegant 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.
The double-ended fantasy courts cards depict characters from the French court in 17th century period costume.
The special Müller Ace of Spades and Joker complete the set.
Above: ‘RICHELIEU’ playing cards by A.G. Müller, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, first published in 1935.
Double set: 2 x [52 cards + 2 jokers + Bridge score card] in plastic box purchased in 1959. Gold tipped corners.
The 4 corner indices are somewhat overbearing.
Also found in single boxes as: ''Whist Nº 451'. The Jack of Spades has the maker's name.
Images courtesy Rod Starling.