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Piatnik “Perry’s Speelkaarten” Playing Cards, Dondorf Rhineland Pattern, 36-Card Deck, c.1920
Beautiful deck made by Piatnik for Holland c.1920, to be sold at Perry’s, a Dutch department store. A deck of Piatnik Perry cards are shown at the World Web Playing Card Museum (WWPCM #10247) and at the dxpo website, and this deck has the same Dutch scenic Aces. However, the court cards of the deck shown at the WWPCM and dxpo websites have court cards that are original to that deck, while the court cards of the deck for sale here are based upon the Dondorf Rhineland pattern – and a very close variant indeed. Also, the deck shown at the WWPCM and dxpo websites is a 52-card deck, while this is a 36-card deck.
The deck is complete at 36 suited cards (Ace, 6-K, all 4 suits), including double ended scenic Aces, each with 2 different Dutch prominent scenes. The cards are large and wide, measuring 92mm x 63mm, with gold gilt at the corners, and come in the original box.
The cards are in excellent condition, lightly used if at all; they have been handled, but I doubt that they have been shuffled. The box is also in excellent condition.
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