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Published July 03, 1996 Updated July 21, 2023

Swiss Mogul Cards, 1880-1890

English type 'Mogul' playing cards manufactured in Switzerland by John Müller for export to India, c.1880-1890.

1890 India Switzerland J. Müller Moguls Add to Collection

English type ‘Mogul’ playing cards manufactured in Switzerland by John Müller for export to India, c.1880-1890. The business was expanding its connections worldwide and during the period 1903/04 nearly 19,000 dozen packs of cards were exported to India. The Schaffhausen playing card factory became one of the most reputable in Europe.

English type ‘Mogul’ playing cards manufactured in Switzerland by John Müller for export to India, c.1880-1890

Above: English type ‘Mogul’ playing cards manufactured in Switzerland by John Müller for export to India, c.1880-1890. The Ace of Spades is anonymous but loosely mimics the Old Frizzle duty Ace which was discontinued in 1862.


REFERENCES

Ruh, Max & Rüegg, Max: AGM Müller: 175 Years of Playing Card Manufacture in "The Playing-Card" Vol.32 no.3, Nov-Dec 2003, IPCS, England.

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