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Swiss Scenic Ace Souvenir Cards, c.1860

Souvenir pack with Scenic Aces made by J. Müller (Diessenhofen), c.1860. The courts are conventional figures based on French designs.

1860 Switzerland J. Müller Aces Scenic Souvenir Add to Collection

Swiss Scenic Ace Souvenir Cards, J. Müller, Diessenhofen, c.1860

The 19th century saw the rise of European tourism, especially in Switzerland. This souvenir pack with stencil coloured scenic Aces was made by Müller in c.1860 in which the four aces feature different views at each end. The courts are conventional figures based on French designs. Müller also produced Swiss Regional Costume packs as souvenir items for tourists.  Click here to see a different example • Modern scenic Aces.

Souvenir pack with Scenic Aces made by Müller (Diessenhofen), c.1860

Above: souvenir pack with Scenic Aces made by J. Müller, stencil-coloured lithography, c.1860. The courts are conventional figures based on French designs.

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Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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