In our Xpo's we don't usually show other decks or cards than those that we
have in our own collection. However, we do make exceptions!
In this case, Barney Townshend from the UK had send us scans of the jokers that come with the Karl Gerich decks in his collection. As these decks were only published in very limited edition, sometimes limited to 6 copies only, you can imagine that these jokers are VERY rarely seen. So we asked Barney, if he wouldn't mind sharing all of them with the rest of the world.......and......here they are!
We'll give the floor to Barney:
***I should be happy for anyone with any of his artwork / decks for sale to contact me***
Cartes Indiennes King Harry Bath
Beautiful Bath Rouenais Rouenais B
Patience Indien Lettische Patience Cartes Turques
Victoria Aquae Sulis Polonaise
Mayday Merry Andrew Great Mogul
"Deck 16 Patience Indien has another card, which whilst not strictly named a joker is very similar in style to jokers in other decks. And deck 28 Mayday also has another card that is not strictly a joker but in the style of a joker. This one is honouring someone who must have been one of Karl's heros maybe......Steve Davis, world snooker champion 1989".
Deck 15 Trappola Francaise has a main joker and 2 extra jokers.
1/ There are two more Karl Gerich jokers to be seen at the "World Xpo" as Barney's "favourites", but it's actually our choice. He asked us to choose one from the scans that he had send and we each did one.
2/ We'll add 1 new joker here ourselves. It's from the Nr. 12 deck, based on the Dondorf Rhineland Pattern:
3/ Also we'll show a few examples of jokers, shown above, but with definite colour differences.
But, as Barney says: "You mention colour differences. I don't think he did any two decks the same. I certainly have a couple of duplicates and proof decks which all have colour differences."
last update: 1/02/2006