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Swiss Spanish-Suited Cards, c.1875

Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured by J. Müller for export to Latin American countries, c.1875.

Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured by J. Müller for export to Latin American countries, c.1875. Around this time the Müller workshops were equipped with the most modern machines available and were widening their playing card range, looking to the export of playing cards to other countries and continents, such as Central & South America. The designs are in a “classic” style, with some “medieval” traits.

Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured by J. Müller for export, c.1850

Above: Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured by J. Müller for export, c.1875.   See also:  Cadiz pattern for export to North Africa.

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Curator 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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