April 8

 

 

Well, better late than never... today's lockdown deck comes from the UK. It was printed by Waddington and published by the Scandinavian American Line from Copenhagen, Denmark. I've tried to find information about this deck, but it wasn't in any of the books that we had here and I haven't been able to narrow down the dating any further than sometime between 1923 and 1935.  

COMMENT:
Laherte Guerra: 
Ken Lodge tells (2017, pp. 221-2) the pack also was printed with non-advertising decorative backs (by William Barribal) and the same Danish or German corner indices; he dates it from circa 1925. I really feel those court designs may well have attended and satisfied then prevalent Scandinavian tastes. Still according to his book, the ace of spades you show has been used until 1928.

 

 

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