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Swiss Scenic Ace Souvenir Cards, c.1850

Souvenir pack with Scenic Aces made by Müller (Diessenhofen), c.1850.

1850 Switzerland J. Müller Aces Scenic Souvenir Add to Collection

Swiss Scenic Ace Souvenir Cards, c.1850

Souvenir playing cards with Scenic Aces made by Johannes Müller in around 1850. This is the time when Müller was expanding his range of products to include railway tickets to meet the growing demand from the railways being built, which happily coincided with the rise in tourism for which he produced scenic playing cards like these. In time the enterprising Müller widened his playing card range and began developing export trade.
See also:  1860 scenic Aces

Souvenir pack with Scenic Aces made by J. Müller (Diessenhofen), c.1850

Above: Souvenir pack with double-ended scenic aces made by J. Müller, Diessenhofen, c.1850.


Later Scenic Aces

Later editions had more picturesque scenes on the aces.

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Above: picturesque scenes on the aces, c.1930s. The pip cards have their number inside the top left pip on all but the 2s and 3s. Courtesy Rex Pitts

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By Simon Wintle

Member since February 01, 1996

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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