Extremely fine set of Dondorf’s “Poker” cards, its version of the Standard English pattern. The Dondorf variant of that pattern is among the most beautiful ever made The box shows them as “Dondorf GmbH” cards which dates them at least as late as 1906. The deck does not have (never had) a joker, and this indicates that they were probably made prior to 1910. I have bracketed the date of this deck with those 2 years.
The deck has 52 suited cards – it never had a Joker. The cards are wide, measuring 89mm x 61mm, with gold gilt at the corners, and come in the original box.
The cards are in superb condition, “as new” or very nearly so, with bright gold at the corners. The box is in excellent condition, very clean with only minor shelf wear.
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