Excellent set of Dondorf’s “Poker” cards, its version of the Standard English pattern, with 32 cards suitable for use in skat, piquet or other 32-card games. The Dondorf variant of that pattern is among the most beautiful ever made. Based on the size of the indices (i.e., 6mm), I have dated the deck c.1910, but that is an approximation. I have been unable to learn whether Dondorf ever made a 32-card deck of these cards, and do not have a Dondorf # for them. I suppose it is possible that this deck was constructed from a 52-card set.
As noted, the deck has 32 suited cards, and if made as a 32-card deck, probably it never had a Joker. The cards are slightly wide, measuring 89mm x 61mm. There is no box.
The cards are in excellent, lightly used condition, with edge wear and evidence of handling.
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