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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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Heimdal #7770

Heimdal #7770 #01644

52+ 1 Classic 29 january 2018

Design Gerda Ploug Sarp (1881 - 1968) For sale is a reprint of this deck.

Historical New Zealand

Historical New Zealand #03161

52+ 1 Classic 19 january 2018

Original. Also for sale there is a reprint for 25 euros. Croxley Playing Card Co

Russian style - 185 years PCC.

Russian style - 185 years PCC. #01034

52+ 2 Classic, Erotic drawn, Color Printing Plant 17 december 2017

Rare edition deck Russian style to the 185 anniversary of the printing press.

Modern Swiss Pattern

Modern Swiss Pattern #01629

36 Classic 12 december 2017

This deck is available at least since 1914. For sale there is a deck of the 50's.

Uli Stein

Uli Stein #03910

52+ 3 Classic, Animals 11 december 2017

Funny little creatures from the artist Uli Stein.

Mikeshin. The sketch cards. Russia 1890.

Mikeshin. The sketch cards. Russia 1890. #04112

52 Classic, Color Printing Plant 6 december 2017

Card sketches were drawn by Michael Mikeshin in 1890 by order of the card factory, but printing did not go. The sketches are preserved in a museum.


Versailles #01555

52+ 2 Classic 30 november 2017

Reprint. One of the original designs Printissy. Artist I. Shashkina. In addition to the standard version of the 54 cards was a publicity release of 36 cards for one of Privacy.

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

2007-2017, Alexander Lutkovsky

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design-studio Astra, 2007