Sunday, 1 July 2012

Miniature cards ( English)

Miniature cards - anon ( english maker) , 53c. +joker
 Another miniature deck, probably from the 1940s-50s.It is ( apparently ) made in England. I wonder why this would be considered worth mentioning, as the deck is printed in a rather crude fashion; with some cards not aligned properly.
   However, it is a pretty little thing - observe the curious illustration on the back , depicting a pair of dogs on leashes, being walked as snow falls. The same design is reproduced on the wrapper
   Another curious feature is the black band that seperates the two halves of the courts. I thing that this was intended to be filled in with a customer's name (but given the poor quality of the printing , the name may not have been legible)
 Lastly, the deck contains a pair of two-of-diamonds. I have no knowlege how that card got there

joker, back,  and wrapper

the other side of the wrapper.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Anthony, I am posting here in the comments because I don't see a way to reach you. Sorry if this is impertinent, but you seem like the expert. I am looking for special cards (pretty cards) to play Schnapsen with. We have been playing with regular Bicycle cards. I go to the German sites, but I don't know what to buy.

    Thank you if you have time to advise me: margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com