The

ACES SUITE


STANDARD FACTORY ACES

There are non-ornamented, Jugendstil-ornamented and 6 sets of scenic aces. All can be found with more than one kind of deck. These 5 sets scenic aces are: 1/ with views of Amsterdam, 2/ with views of Dutch cities, 3/ with views of international cities, 4/ with views of the (former) Dutch East Indies (nrs 3 and 4 both have a coloured and a b/w version), 5/ with views of Paris and Fontainebleau, 6/ with international views (Cairo Sphinx a.o).

Here are a few examples of standard aces that are not shown with any of the older nonstandard decks, that are on expo in other sections. The first 4 can be found with Neerlandia decks (SN01, SN10 or SN12).

  The Jugenstil ornamented aces.


Dutch Cities (2 versions)

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or


The Amsterdam Aces
(note that one of the designs on the Ace of Clubs is also used in the Dutch Cities Ace of Clubs)

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  A mixed picture of the Dutch Indies Aces

Both the coloured and black/white version have the same designs on all aces, just colours were added. These aces can be found with "Export" (SN11).


Later standard aces come with the pattern decks (SN-S02, S03 or S06)..........

 

Sometimes in combination with special Aces of Spades:

 from 1924, ca.1926 and the filigrain ace was in use since the early 1930's.

This Ace of Spades was often used with SN-S03 decks 

   These aces were often used with SN-S06.


SPECIAL ACES (SN01 etc)

All the special aces on expo here were made to accompany the non-standard decks (SN01 etc.) or standard decks like SN-S02 (Anglo-American pattern) or later SN-S03 (id.) and SN-S06 (Rhineland pattern).

SPECIAL ACES with SN-S02
SPECIAL ACES with SN-S03
SPECIAL ACES with SN-S06
THE DOORS (trial version CD)

BUT FIRST

A SPECIAL TREAT ?

 

This set of aces has never been in production. Both are designs that obviously made it to a test run, but never got further than that for unknown reasons. The design above was made by Dick Hart, who also designed the Anglo-american pattern for SN-S03. The shown backside also never made it past the test run.

 

Two aces from a test run for the special Macintosh aces

(the final designs can be seen with SN-S06)


there's also a nice test surprise (by Dick Hart too) in the Jokers quarters