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Müller (Diessenhofen), c.1840-50.

Playing Cards made by J. Müller, Diessenhofen, c.1840-50 with court cards coloured differently at each end.

Playing Cards made by Müller, Diessenhofen, c.1840-50.

Playing Cards made by J. Müller, Diessenhofen, c.1840-50. The court cards, which have been coloured differently at each end, are a regional variation of the French “portrait officiel” which had become fashionable.

Playing Cards made by J. Müller, Diessenhofen, c.1840-50

Above: playing Cards made by J. Müller, Diessenhofen, c.1840-50

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By Simon Wintle

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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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