Double Deck Victoria & Albert Museum “Costume” Playing Cards, Made in Germany (ASS?), c.1990Double Deck Victoria & Albert Museum “Costume” Playing Cards, Made in Germany (ASS?), c.1990Double Deck Victoria & Albert Museum “Costume” Playing Cards, Made in Germany (ASS?), c.1990Double Deck Victoria & Albert Museum “Costume” Playing Cards, Made in Germany (ASS?), c.1990

Interesting deck of cards published by the Victoria & Albert Museum, called “Costume Playing Cards,” illustrating “four centuries of costumes from 17th to 20th century.” The box indicates that the cards were “Manufactured in Germany,” and so I assume they were made after German reunification. The most recent costume illustrated on the cards is from 1968. The “O” on the Jokers overlaps the “J” and the “K,” a style that can be observed on other ASS Jokers; however, it may be a style used by other makers as well. I have suggested in the title above that they were made by ASS. There is an informative discussion of the deck at Gunther Anderson’s website.

Each deck has 52 suited cards, plus 2 Jokers, plus an insert card describing the deck. The cards are bridge size, measuring 90mm x 57mm, and come in the original box.

The cards are in excellent condition, “as new” or very nearly so. The box is also in excellent condition.

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Item ID: T00003184

Double Deck Victoria & Albert Museum “Costume” Playing Cards, Made in Germany (ASS?), c.1990

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