The Royal Dutch Lloyd shipping line commissioned a "Fortuna" deck with scenic aces from different Dutch cities and towns. The views are done in beautiful soft tones. This set was later used also as basic design for the aces in another SN deck (see the second set here below).



This deck was printed in lithography and published in 1932 here as "Nieuwe Dietsche Kaart". The courts show a redrawn version of the "Dietsche Kaart", made from 1909-1912.
Because the cards are somewhat smaller and the design is set within a frame, on both sides a strip of the original design has disappeared.

The worldwide recession is beginning to be felt in the Netherlands too. From 1930 to 1940 the playing card department and the printing department do not show any profit. In 1934 the cardboard-shop is also moved to the Haarlemmer Houttuinen. The building on the Prinseneiland is rented out as a factory for vacuum cleaners.

The "Trianon" deck was printed in lithography and published in 1927. The court cards are inspired by the French and Belgian-Genoese pattern, yet there are enough differences to regard this deck as a non-standard pattern. The deck comes with a set of aces that show scenes from (ancient) Paris and Fontainebleau. Captions on the aces are in French, which is unusual, as the indices on the courts are Dutch. Published by SN and several firms (for advertising). Production was stopped around 1935. 


After 1936 this deck was no longer listed in the pattern books of SN. The last stock was sold to the Saks company in 1942.

In spite of the recession, the Faddegon company still employed 78 people in 1937, of which 8 were in the playing card department (SN). In 1939 SN had a turnover of Hfl  46.000 (Hfl = former Dutch guilders). From 1940 on the turnover is increasing. A large stock is present, so the company can easily supply the Dutch market in the first years. Production is soon started for the German market, as the German playing card manufacturers had to cut back on or stop their production completely. Thanks to this export 1943 was a booming year. The turnover is Hfl. 214.000. In the later years of the war the inland market could still be supplied, but the customers were asked to deliver the card themselves. Paper and card were on ration and hard to get. The factory itself could get just enough card to produce for the German market. In 1944 there were still 80 employees, but during the last year of the war production came to a stop until May 1945.

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