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GERMAN DECKS with SCENIC ACES
The German cardmakers have always been known for their quality cards. Not only of the cards themselves, but also in design. It is not a surprise that these cardmakers found new markets in other countries. We assume that for these export decks special aces have been designed, showing local towns and views that would be familiar or appeal to the public in these foreign countries. But maybe these decks were also sold in Germany as a sort of early "souvenir" decks. Decks with German scenic aces were probably only sold within Germany.
This deck was made by C.L. Wüst and published as No. 117 or Renaissance cards c1880. This pattern of Rococo style courts is not often seen by Wüst. It was also used by other German manufacturers, such as Fromman&Morian. This Wüst deck (star logo with initials CLW is on the Jack of Clubs) is accompanied by German scenic aces, with scenes of Frankfurt only.
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