c.1885 Hungarian Tarock Tarot Reszveny-Tarsulat 42/42 Budapest

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c.1885 Hungarian Tarock (SZERENCSE FEL)

Complete 42/42 cards


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Published by Reszveny-Tarsulat, Budapest, Hungary, c.1880-90


Card Measurements:  12.8 cm X 7.0 cm



Deck Identifiers:

  • Style: Austrian Tarock (21 Trumps + Fool, with 4 suits of 5 cards), "It is not at present known if, in common with FT-2.2 and FT-2.3, this pattern was ever issued in 42-card form (suppressing the red 2-4s and the black 7-9s) but it is quite possible." (The International Playing-Card Society, 1978)
  • Numerals: Roman 
  • Indicator Cards: Jack of Clubs with makers brand & address on shield; Jack of Diamonds with Reszveny-Tarsulat brand mark; Ace of Hearts stamped with brand-mark of Reszveny-Tarsulat, Budapest.
  • Tax-Stamp: Ace of Hearts with Hungarian tax-stamp in use between 1883-1905, "These stamps were in use in Hungary from 1883 to 1905."(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, 42 of 42 cards complete; slight signs of use, as well as minor surface wear and scuffing. (see photographs)