ANTIQUARIAN PLAYING CARDS Pre-1920

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10832/70382E. Austria Piatnik 'WilliamTell - Four Seasons'  191010832/70382E. Austria Piatnik 'WilliamTell - Four Seasons' 1910  New

Austria Piatnik 'WilliamTell - Four Seasons' Playing cards c1910 Complete 32 cards. Lightly soiled and damage repired VII of Acorns. Usual German suits Bells; Hearts; Acorns and Leaves and 4 Courts: Ace (As), King (König), Over (Ober), Under (Unter), 10, 9, 8 and 7 (Roman numerals). Courts depict named Swiss characters from Schiller's play. 79mm x 120mm. Reverse bleeding patterned design.
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10.00 / $13.00



03097E. Bierman Standing Great Mogul GMT45 1880  03097E. Bierman Standing Great Mogul GMT45 1880  New

Belgium Léonard Bierman Lion Brand Great Mogul Playing Cards for export to the Far East. Incomplete 48 of 52 cards (lacks: AS, 10S; KH and JC) Standing single courts standard English suit signs without indices square corners. Stencil colour poorly applied on thick coarse card 1880. Pack 45mm thick. Reverse 'bleeding' red star and dot pattern on yellow background. As new. With original damaged wrapper. Ref: Tilman p 25 No 71.
NOTE: Bierman Chronology
1875 Lenard Bierman firm created
1882 Leonard Bierman made a Ltd partnership
1896 L B died Company dissolved
1897 Leonard Bierman Societe Anonyme formed
Poupaert & Van Dooren:
1881 New Company established
La Turnhoutoise:
1893 September took over Poupaert & Van Dooren
1960 merged with Brepol
Carta Mundi -
1970 from June merger of existing manufacturers:
Brepol, van Genechten and Bierman
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110.00 / $143.00



03285E. Bierman Standing Great Mogul GMT32 188003285E. Bierman Standing Great Mogul GMT32 1880  New
03285x. Bierman Standing Great Mogul GMT32 1880
Belgium Léonard Bierman Great Mogul Playing Cards for export to the Far East. Incomplete 39 of 52 cards (lacks: A, 10, JS; A, K, 2H; Q, 7, 2D and J, 10, 5, 2C). Standing single courts standard English suit signs without indices square corners. Very poor printing and stencil colour. 3 cards (JH, K & JD) damaged with torn corners. Many cards stamped Jung, Lents & Co Paris. c1880. Complete pack would be 32mm thick. Reverse 'bleeding' repeated radiating circle with central dot pattern mauve on blue background.
NOTE: Bierman Chronology
1875 Lenard Bierman firm created
1882 Leonard Bierman made a Ltd partnership
1896 L B died Company dissolved
1897 Leonard Bierman Societe Anonyme formed
Poupaert & Van Dooren:
1881 New Company established
La Turnhoutoise:
1893 September took over Poupaert & Van Dooren
1960 merged with Brepol
Carta Mundi -
1970 from June merger of existing manufacturers:
Brepol, van Genechten and Bierman
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35.00 / $45.50



03233E. Bierman Standing Great Mogul GMT45 1880 Pink  Disp.Miss03233E. Bierman Standing Great Mogul GMT45 1880 Pink Disp.Miss  New

Belgium Léonard Bierman Lion Brand Great Mogul Playing Cards for export to the Far East. Incomplete 49 of 52 cards (lacks: AS; KH and JC), (7 of Clubs has slightly damaged corner)Standing single courts standard English suit signs without indices square corners. Stencil colour poorly applied on thick coarse card 1880. Pack 45mm thick. Reverse 'bleeding' red star and dot pattern on reddish/pink background. As new. With original wrapper. Ref: Tilman p 25 No 71.
NOTE: Bierman Chronology
1875 Lenard Bierman firm created
1882 Leonard Bierman made a Ltd partnership
1896 L B died Company dissolved
1897 Leonard Bierman Societe Anonyme formed
Poupaert & Van Dooren:
1881 New Company established
La Turnhoutoise:
1893 September took over Poupaert & Van Dooren
1960 merged with Brepol
Carta Mundi -
1970 from June merger of existing manufacturers:
Brepol, van Genechten and Bierman
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85.00 / $110.50



02367E. Cartes Marbrees w/i 32/32 c188502367E. Cartes Marbrees w/i 32/32 c1885  New

Belgium Turnhout c1885 'Cartes Marbrees' complete pack in original damaged decorative yellow wrapper with Flemish text: 'Fijne Gemarmerde Speelkaarten'. French suit signs with indices. Double sided and square corners. Unusual attractive 'marbles' reverse design without borders. Mint condition as new. Complete pack of 32 cards. Original old playing cards

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25.00 / $32.50



03237E. Mesmaekers Standing Courts 1880 Red03237E. Mesmaekers Standing Courts 1880 Red  New

Belgium Turnhout Gustave Mesmaekers for export to England Incomplete 39 of 52 cards (lacks:13 cards of the spade suit) Single courts standard English suit signs without indices square corners. Stencil colour 1880. Reverse red star and dot pattern on red background. Good quality cards with light use some damage to backs 8C missing corner. 65mm x 93mm. Ref: Tilman p 83
NOTE: Gustave Mesmaekers Chronology:
1855 Gustave Mesmakers & L F Moentach new company
1862 Mesmakers Frères new name after L F Moentach withdraws
1924 Société Anonyme Etablissements Mesmakers Frères.
1968 Van Genechten takeover of Mesmaekers
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35.00 / $45.50



03216E. Van Genechten Great Mogul GMT37 1904 Pink03216E. Van Genechten Great Mogul GMT37 1904 Pink  New

Belgium Antoine Van Genechten The Celebrated Eagle Brand Great Mogul Playing Cards for export to the Far East. Volkart Brothers Sole Agents for India. Complete 52 cards double courts standard English suit signs without indices square corners. Stencil colour on thick card 1904. Pack37mm thick. Reverse 'bleeding' red star and dot pattern on either reddish/pink or yellow background. As new. Ref: Tilman p 22 No 166.
NOTE: Glenisson & van Genechten Chronology
1834 J E Glenisson & A van Genechten printing partnership
1841 Playing Cards first produced
1845 Partnership dissolved
Glenisson & Fils:
1845 Continue as independent business
1899 Dissolved
A Van Genechten:
1909 Soociete Anonyme Etablissements Antoine Van Genechten
1968 Memakers taken over by van Genechten
1970 Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland taken over by van Genechten
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35.00 / $45.50



02861E. China Chi Chi Pai Set of 10 189002861E. China Chi Chi Pai Set of 10 1890  New

Bierman, Leonard Turnhout 'Chi Chi Pai - Set of 10 Packs' produced for Singapore, Indonesia and Far East market. Yellow wrapper containing10 packs each consisting of one pack of 60 cards for the game of Chi Chi Pai. Sealed with string. As new.


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15.00 / $19.50





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02860x. China Chi Chi Pai Single Pack 189002860x. China Chi Chi Pai Single Pack 1890  New

Bierman, Leonard Turnhout 'Chi Chi Pai' game of cards produced for Singapore, Indonesia and Far East market. 60 cards complete for use in well-known far east game. In original wrapper mint condition.

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4.00 / $5.20



04435x. De La Rue Double Polish Bezique 189504435x. De La Rue Double Polish Bezique 1895  New

England Thomas de La Rue London Bezique and Polish Bezique with Cards, Markers and Rules of Both Games by Cavendish Double deck of 33 cards each pack includes a blank card 2 markers and four extra leaflets with rules and adverts PLUS 24 page booklet with gilt edges Guide to Bezique dated 1895. Cards lightly used in very good condition. Original box all in Excellent condition.
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65.00 / $84.50



10785x. De La Rue & Co Bridge Cards 189010785x. De La Rue & Co Bridge Cards 1890  New

England De La Rue & Co. London English double figure standard square corners and without indices. Ace of Spades: Duty Three Pence Whist playing cards complete 52 cards. Plain reverse without borders. Excellent condition. Standard wide size 64mm x 92mm
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85.00 / $110.50



04604x. Goodall Bezique 1900 SINGLE   04604x. Goodall Bezique 1900 SINGLE  New

England Goodall wide poker size Bezique set of playing Cards c1900. Complete 33 cards including Goodall Joker plus Goodall Royal Bezique Marker. Single deck in original damaged and almost complete Goodall Brand Maker Bezique box for four decks. Cards lightly soiled good condition without damage.
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20.00 / $26.00



10779/8642E. Goodall Edward/Alexandra Coronation 1902 PAIR 10779/8642E. Goodall Edward/Alexandra Coronation 1902 PAIR  New

England Goodall Edward VII Coronation and Queen Alexandra companion pack 1902 PAIR in separate original single boxes. Both complete 52 cards with full frontal portrait of the monarch and his wife encircled the Royal Garter and other motifs. Used and lightly soiled cards in very good condition and intact, 7 of Diamond missing corner. Boxes in excellent state. Standard wide cards 64mm x 90mm. PAIR.

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90.00 / $117.00



10794x. Goodall Pelham Boots Playing Cards 189510794x. Goodall Pelham Boots Playing Cards 1895  New

England London Playing Card Co subsidiary of Goodall the Pelham Playing Cards Boots Cash Stationers (All text on original tuck box) Playing Cards. Complete 53 cards with extra 2S with /s date and rubber stamp. Reverse tobacco related items: pipes, cigars, holders etc. mirror image. Lightly used excellent condition. Wide poker size 84mm x 90mm
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20.00 / $26.00



10787x. Goodall Standard English Playing Cards 187010787x. Goodall Standard English Playing Cards 1870  New

England Goodall and Son London double figure standard English cards without indices. Goodall Ace of Spades c1875 .Complete 52 cards plain green 'bleeding' reverse. Used deck in Very Fine condition undamaged Standard wide cards 64mm x 92mm.
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85.00 / $110.50



10386E. Hunt & Sons  50 of 52 Cards 1814-30 10386E. Hunt & Sons 50 of 52 Cards 1814-30  New

Hunt & Sons 1814-1830 London Standard English Single Standing Courts. Duty One Shilling. Without indices and with square corners. Frizzle Ace 50 of 52 cards incomplete (lacks Jack of Spades and Hearts) used and soiled no tears or card damage. In good collectable condition. Plain uncoloured reverse. Original old playing cards.
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90.00 / $117.00



10367E. Reynolds Standing Courts 1850  10367E. Reynolds Standing Courts 1850  New

England London Reynolds & Son Exportation. Single Courts Standard English. Complete pack of 52 playing cards. Single figures square corners without indices c1850. Patterned reverse , used with damage to surface of 10C, lightly soiled in very good condition. Duty of 1 shillling on Ace of Spades .

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295.00 / $383.50



10460x. France Gatteaux 1890-1930 32/3210460x. France Gatteaux 1890-1930 32/32  New

France Gatteaux Manufacture de Cartes Classe Sup. CARTES No 903 c1890-1930 Complete 32 cards. Standard French suit signs with indices and double sided. Excellent condition. Gilt corners. Optical illusion pattern reverse design ‘bleeding’ from the edges. Original damaged wrapper Red reverse
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75.00 / $97.50




10464x. France Gatteaux 1890-1930 32/32

France Gatteaux Manufacture de Cartes Classe Sup. CARTES No 905 c1890-1930 Complete 32 cards. Standard French suit signs with indices and double sided. Excellent condition. Gilt corners. Optical illusion pattern reverse design ‘bleeding’ from the edges. Original wrapper intact. Blue reverse

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95.00 / $123.50


10458x. France Gatteaux 1890-1930 50/5210458x. France Gatteaux 1890-1930 50/52  New

France Gatteaux Brevet de perfectionnement CARTES OPAQUES N.2./N.19 c1890 to 1930 Incomplete 50 of 52 cards . Standard French suit signs with indices and double sided. Excellent condition. Gilt corners. Optical illusion pattern reverse design ‘bleeding’ from the edges. Original damaged wrapper.
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35.00 / $45.50



04961x. France Gatteaux 1890 52/5204961x. France Gatteaux 1890 52/52  New

France Gatteaux French Double Figure Playing Cards no indices Stencil colour named cards (Paris Pattern) Spotted pattern reverse c1890. Complete 52 cards. Lightly used very good condition.
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65.00 / $84.50



10724/19E. France Grimaud Playing Cards Complete 32/32 189010724/19E. France Grimaud Playing Cards Complete 32/32 1890  New
19x. France Grimaud 32/32 Complete 1890
France Grimaud Standard French Playing Cards c1890 Complete 32 card Bezique deck with double sided court cards without indices. Very strong imprint with plain white reverse. Lightly soiled in excellent condition.


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50.00 / $65.00


01432E.  Dondorf: No 124 Rhineland Bridge 52/52 g/i01432E. Dondorf: No 124 Rhineland Bridge 52/52 g/i  New

Germany, Dondorf, Frankfurt 'No 124 Bridge-Romme-Whist' Playing Cards Standard Rhineland Pattern. German indices. c1910. (Referred to as 'Jewish Pattern', because of the Rabbinical look of the bearded Kings) 52 cards (lacks two Jokers). Cards used lightly soiled good collectable condition.

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25.00 / $32.50



01431E  Dondorf: No 124 Rhineland Whist 53/53 g/i01431E Dondorf: No 124 Rhineland Whist 53/53 g/i  New

Germany, Dondorf, Frankfurt ('No 124 Whist') Playing Cards Standard Rhineland Pattern. German Indices. Gilt corners c1910 (Referred to as 'Jewish Pattern', because of the Rabbinical look of the bearded Kings). Complete 53 cards including one Joker as issued. Cards in lightly used good condition.

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01398E. Dondorf: No 124 Rhineland Whist 52/52 01398E. Dondorf: No 124 Rhineland Whist 52/52  New

Dondorf: Frankfurt No 124 Rhineland Whist 52/52 Playing Cards Standard Rhineland Pattern. German Indices. Gilt corners c1900 (Referred to as 'Jewish Pattern', because of the Rabbinical look of the bearded Kings). Complete 52 cards lacking the Joker. Cards in excellent condition. Original damaged tuck box. Tax stamp on AH 'Deutsches Reich Nr 2'
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08701x. Dondorf: No 161 Baroness Piquet 32/3608701x. Dondorf: No 161 Baroness Piquet 32/36  New

Germany, Dondorf, Frankfurt 'No.161 Piquet' Playing Cards without indices c1890. In-Complete pack 32 of 36 cards. Jokers were not issued with this pack. Tax stamp on AH 'Deutsches Reich No.2'. Gilt corners in good condition. Without a box.
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15.00 / $19.50



01903x. Dondorf: No 163 Patience 52/52/1J pink w/i01903x. Dondorf: No 163 Patience 52/52/1J pink w/i  New

Germany, Dondorf, Frankfurt am Main Patience Size Playing Cards Baroness Pattern with indices c1910 in pink. 53 playing cards including Joker, without a box. Used cards lightly soiled in very good condition. Cards: 43mm x 65mm x 14mm

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15.00 / $19.50



01905x. Dondorf: No 163 Patience 52/52 pink w/o01905x. Dondorf: No 163 Patience 52/52 pink w/o  New

Germany, Dondorf, Frankfurt am Main Patience Size Playing Cards Baroness Pattern without indices c1910 in pink. 52 playing cards, without a box. Used cards lightly soiled in very good condition. Cards: 43mm x 65mm x 14mm
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15.00 / $19.50



01932x. Dondorf: No 163 Patience 52/52 blue w/o01932x. Dondorf: No 163 Patience 52/52 blue w/o  New

Germany, Dondorf, Frankfurt am Main Patience Size Playing Cards Baroness Pattern without indices c1910 in pink 52 playing cards, without a box. Used cards lightly soiled in very good condition. Cards: 43mm x 65mm x 14mm

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15.00 / $19.50



10760/1891E. Germany Bavarian Cigarettes Advert 192010760/1891E. Germany Bavarian Cigarettes Advert 1920  New

Germany Altenburg Stralsunder Bayarisches Enfachbild c1920 old style Bavarian (Stralsund) Pattern depicting 2 of the kings with moustaches, complete 36 cards. Beautiful art deco design of quaint and primitive themes. Top of wrapper included. Reverse advertisement Eckstein Cigaretten Deuce of hearts perforated MUSTER otherwise excellent condition. 56mm x 100mm



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30.00 / $39.00



04967E. Germany Heidborn Stralsund 188004967E. Germany Heidborn Stralsund 1880  New

Germany Heidborn Standard Berliner Pattern (also referred to as the North German pattern) c1880. Complete 52 cards without indices and rounded corners. Courts divided by central white line. Dotted reverse pattern. Tax stamp on Ace of Hearts. Appears somewhat primitive printing with side text on Queen of clubs 'fruher: L. v. d. Osten - L Heidborn - F. Wegener and on Jack of clubs 'Stralsund - Actien Geselloschaft - Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkarten Fabriken'. Lightly used in very good condition. Catalogue reference as Fournier GERMANY 112
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70.00 / $91.00



10801/946E. Hungary Piatnik Four Seasons Playing Cards c189010801/946E. Hungary Piatnik Four Seasons Playing Cards c1890  New

Hungary Piatnik Budapest Four Seasons Playing Cards c1890.Complete 32 cards with German suits Bells; Hearts; Acorns and Leaves and 4 Courts: Ace (As), King (König), Over (Ober), Under (Unter), 10, 9, 8 and 7. Courts depict named Swiss characters from Schiller's play. Heavily soiled large pack 78mm x 180mm undamaged and intact. Reverse mirror image vignette of musical instruments.
NOTE: The original design of 1837 was by József Schneider, a Master Card Painter at Pest, Hungary before the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. Swiss characters of Schiller's play were selected instead of Hungarian heroes because of heavy government censorship at the time.

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25.00 / $32.50



02862x. Spain Atodos Alumbra 1878 40/40 Blue02862x. Spain Atodos Alumbra 1878 40/40 Blue  New

Bierman, Leonard Turnhout 'Atodos Alumbra Naipes Finos' Spanish National Pattern dated 1878 on the 4 of Coins and Lion pushing a barrell on 1 of Coins. Other Spanish suit signs of, Swords, Chalices and Batons. Complete pack of 40 cards out of 40: pips from1 to 7 and 3 Court Cards. Dotted reverse in blue. Good quality card in mint condition original wrapper as new. Original old playing cards.

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35.00 / $45.50



01415. Spain Atodos Alumbra 1878 40/40 Red01415. Spain Atodos Alumbra 1878 40/40 Red  New

Bierman, Leonard Turnhout 'Atodos Alumbra Naipes Finos' Spanish National Pattern dated 1878 on the 4 of Coins and Lion pushing a barrell on 1 of Coins. Other Spanish suit signs of, Swords, Chalices and Batons. Complete pack of 40 cards out of 40: pips from1 to 7 and 3 Court Cards. Dotted reverse in red. Good quality card in mint condition original wrapper as new. Original old playing cards.
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35.00 / $45.50



00021E. Chaplin Souvenir Playing Cards 1916 00021E. Chaplin Souvenir Playing Cards 1916  New

*M.J. Moriarty,Cincinnati, USA 'Movie Souvenir Playing cards' 1916. The most prominent film stars of the period named on each of the 53 cards including first photo feature of Charlie Chaplin fittingly as the Joker. Others include Anna Pavlowa, Tom Mix, Ruth Roland, William Hart, Geraldine Farrar, Norma & Constance Talmadge and many more. Several with facsimile dedication and autograph. First edition in original box dated copyright 1916. Later editions featured new cards. Reverse is a 'reproduction in multiple-colours of the famous painting "The Chariot Race". Box used and soiled, playing cards in excellent condition.
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110.00 / $143.00



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