c.1880 Austrian Tarock Ferd Piatnik, Industrie und Gluck 54/54

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c.1880 Austrian Tarock (Industrie und Gluck)

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Published by  Ferd. Piatnik, Wien, Austria, c.1880

 

Card Measurements: 11.2 cm x 6.4 cm

DESCRIPTION:

 

Deck Identifiers:

  • Style: Austrian Tarock (21 Trumps + Fool, with 4 suits of 8 cards)
  • Numerals: Arabic 
  • Indicator Cards: Jack of Clubs with makers brand on shield;  "Ferd. Piatnik/ No Wien 56/Kaisersfrasse Eck. d. Kandlgs. brand mark; Niederlage/ Stadt /Petersplatz N.6."; "Industrie und Gluck" on Trump II.  
  • Tax-Stamp: Ace of Hearts, Austrian stamp in use between 1877-1881, "The text is  'K.K.KARTENSTEMPEL'. The stamp number is at the bottom"(Enderbrock 2019).
  • Borders: heavy inner black border with inner dash and lighter outside border
  • Reverses: cream paper versos with intricate pattern of blue dots and Cs
  • Paper: pasteboard cardstock
  • Corners: square 

CONDITION:  Good condition, 54 of 54 cards complete; deck is slightly bowed with darkening & soiling, some minor stains (particularly the Ace of hearts), occasional signs of patina and surface wear, as well as corner & edge wear (see photographs).