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Circus Transformation Cards

Deluxe Limited Edition Circus Transformation Deck designed by F. Robert Schick, 1988

1988 USA Cartamundi Frank Robert Schick Circus Add to Collection

Circus Transformation Deck by F. Robert Schick, 1988

Circus Transformation deck, based on an imaginary Circus theme, was designed by Frank Robert Schick (1924 – 1988), whose signature can be seen on every card. It is presented in a wooden box with a explanatory booklet describing the card designs and a commemorative gold medal. The Jacks are all clowns. The pip cards have been cleverly transformed into miniature illustrations involving animals and figures. The cards are larger than standard and made by Carta Mundi, Belgium, in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. The artist was born in New York City. He received his training in the Arts at Fort Wayne Art Academy, in the State of Indiana. The deck was published posthumously by his wife on his passing on 16 June 1988. See the Flyer

Circus Transformation deck designed by Frank Robert Schick, 1988 Circus Transformation deck designed by Frank Robert Schick, 1988

Above: Circus Transformation deck, based on a Circus theme, designed by Frank Robert Schick 1924 – 1988) and made by Carta Mundi, Belgium, in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. Published in 1988. The set includes a commemorative gold medal and an explanatory booklet.

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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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