c.1865 Austrian Tarock Tarot Titze & Schinkay 54/54 Vienna

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c.1865 Austrian Tarock (Industrie und Gluck)

Complete 54/54 cards

 

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Published by C. Titze & Schinkay, Vienna, Austria, c.1865

 

"The pattern was certainly established by 1865, but does not appear to have survived the 1914-18 war.  Twenty or thirty years before its emergence, a pack was made by J. G. Steiger of Vienna having as the subject of its trump cards costumes of the various parts of the Austria-Hungary Empire, the regions being named at the edge of each card. Several makers copied the theme of the trump cards (though not the court cards which were far from standard) sometimes lifting exact designs, sometimes introducing their own. The court cards of such packs soon became standard, resembling those of the present pattern. Then, around 1865, at least two series of constant trump designs became established and were followed by various makers." The International Playing-Card Society, 1978

 

Card Measurements:  10.5 cm X 6.1 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 80); Jack of Diamonds with C. Titze & Schinkay brand mark; Ace of Hearts stamped with brand-mark dated 1865.
  • Tax-Stamp: Austrian stamp in use between 1858-1877, "This stamp was in use in Austria from 1858/59 to 1877."(Enderbrock 2019)
  • Borders: dual black-line with dashes
  • Reverses: black & white pattern of dots & ovals
  • Paper: pasteboard cardstock, painted stencils 
  • Corners: square

CONDITION:  Very good condition, 54 of 54 cards complete; well-preserved, slight signs of use and soiling, as well as minor surface wear and scuffing. (see photographs)