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Classic 771

This section contains adeck ofclassic design style, inmost countries— this deck oftwo mirror halves. But the mirrored halves onthe cards were not always only inthe early 19th century, someone, for convenience, came uptoshare the card, not toturn itinto his hands. Uptothis point the figures depicted onthe cards infull growth. But inaddition, now that the already familiar French suits inthe world there are other systems suits. InSpain, Italy, Germany and the countries were once colonies ofthese countries still figure onthe cards shown infull length. Intraditional Spanish and Italian decks and similar suits are called: swords, cups, denarius (coin) and wands (batons). AtGerman cards suits are called acorns, hearts, bells and leaves.

The Swiss were founded byGerman suit, but was replaced inthe hearts ofarms, and the leaves onthe flowers.

Separately want totalk about the origin ofthe French colors. This processing ofthe German colors, distinctive simplification, stylization. Hearts were called Hearts (heart), the bells were called Bubi (diamond), grape leaves— Blame (peaks) (spade), acorns— clubs.

Sofar, there isdebate that took place before the traditional deck oradeck oftarot.

Injunior Arcana tarot deck ineach suit contains four face cards King, Queen, Knight (Rider) and Jack.

Onthe German charts for traditional braces cards discarded lady, there are two officers— Ober (high card) and Unter (junior).

InSpanish and Italiantoo, noqueen, aking, arider and ajack.

Itisonly inFrench (and now classic) system suits present— Queen.

The number ofcards inthe deck and inmany different countries. Inthe classic deck of52cards and 2jokers just54. But the jokers indecks began toappear mainly inthe 20th century. And often there was only one joker. Thatis, the deck 53has been card for example, beinUSSR upto60softhe 20th century. Now the number ofjokers can bevery different. InGermany most decks32, 36cards. InRussia, 36cards, 48cards inSpain. Italy40 cards. Switzerland36 cards.

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Original Altenburger spielkarten

Original Altenburger spielkarten #03787

32 Classic 9 november 2017

Classic deck Walter Kraus with new aces.


3S-Promotion #04047

52+ 3 Classic 26 september 2017

3S-Promotion, Lienfelden-Echterdingen


Schwerter-Karte #03785

32 Classic 19 september 2017
August der Starke und seine Zeit

August der Starke und seine Zeit #03783

32 Classic 19 september 2017
Cartes pour Dames  27

Cartes pour Dames 27 #03917

52 Classic 19 september 2017
Transformational deck Karten Gotta 1807

Transformational deck Karten Gotta 1807 #04111

52 Classic 19 september 2017

Reissue transformation pack 1807. Published Gotta. By deck attached booklet in 1807 with the description cards in German.

Hotel Lena

Hotel Lena #00656

36 Classic, Advertisment, Color Printing Plant 26 june 2017

By order of the "Bichik" NCI for the Lena Hotel in Yakutsk, the KCP has printed such a wonderful deck with national Yakut costumes. Hasten to replenish the collection with the last original copy.

The Queen of Spades

The Queen of Spades #01668

52 Classic, Color Printing Plant 26 june 2017

Deck released for the filming of "The Queen of Spades" Director: Igor Maslennikov. limited edition.

1000 MANAS

1000 MANAS #01332

36 Classic, Color Printing Plant 26 june 2017

1000 Manas is one of the rarest PCP decks and the only one released for Kyrgyzstan. In 1995, the 1000th anniversary of the Manas epic was celebrated, it was the anniversary and the release of this deck.

Patiencespiel No. 44

Patiencespiel No. 44 #03330

52 Classic 11 may 2017

2007-2017, Alexander Lutkovsky

Made by
design-studio Astra, 2007