c.1885 Austrian Tarock Tarot Titze & Schinkay 53/54 Vienna

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c.1885 Austrian Tarock (Industrie und Gluck)

Incomplete 53/54 cards (lacking Jack of Spades)

 

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Published by C. Titze & Schinkay, Vienna, Austria, c.1885

 

Card Measurements:  10.5 cm X 5.8 cm

DESCRIPTION:

 

Deck Identifiers:

  • Style: Austrian Tarock (21 Trumps + Fool, with 4 suits of 8 cards).
  • Numerals: Roman 
  • Indicator Cards: Jack of Clubs with makers brand on shield (Neubau Neustigasse 60); Jack of Diamonds with C. Titze & Schinkay; Ace of Diamonds with coat of arms and 'Spielkarten Fabrik.des C. Titze & Schinkay in Wien'; Ace of Hearts with elephant brand-mark.
  • Tax-Stamp: Ace of Hearts with Austrian stamp in use between 1882-1899 (K.K.KARTENSTEMPEL 30), "This stamp was in use in Austria from 1882 to 1899."(Enderbrock 2019)
  • Borders: dual black-line with dashes
  • Reverses: black & orange pattern of zigs & zags
  • Paper: pasteboard cardstock, painted stencils 
  • Corners: square

CONDITION:  Good condition, incomplete 53 of 54 cards (lacking Jack of Spades); signs of use and stains, as well as minor surface wear, paper scuffing and some paper loss on reverses. (see photographs)