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No.6 Austrian

This early Gerich work is an adaptation of the English pattern with continental stylisation. The double-ended designs are slightly different at each end and divided by a gold band.

Karl Gerich No.6: “Austrian” style playing cards, c.1982

This early Gerich work is an adaptation of the standard English pattern with continental or Austrian stylisation. The double-ended designs are slightly different at each end and divided by a gold band across the middle. The colour scheme includes red, yellow, green and pale violet.

Karl Gerich: Austrian style playing cards, c.1982

Above: detail from an uncut sheet of Karl Gerich's double-ended 'Austrian' style playing cards; hand coloured copper etching with stencilled pips, c.1982. Complete packs contain 52 cards; cards measure 53mm x 85mm.

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Retired Airline Pilot, interested in: Transformation Playing Cards, Karl Gerich and Elaine Lewis. Secretary of the EPCS. Treasurer of the IPCS.


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