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Unread postby Jock1971 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:44 am  

Here`s a patience set i recently obtained from "AG Muller and cie" of Switzerland.
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i added the standard Ace as a size comparison.
The listing for this set had it dated circa 1940`s and is a reprint of an Dondorf pack No 104.
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby Jock1971 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:27 pm  

An A.G mueller Reprint of a deck originally produced by C.L Wust of Germany.
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This reprint of "Album Suisse" only has 32 cards where the original had a full set of 52.the original used copper plate engraving and was stencil coloured.Double ended courts showing a different costume both sides.
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Conrad ludwig Wust of Frankfurt designed this deck of cards in 1875 specifically for the growing tourist trade that had begun in europe around the 1860`s. He used french style suit indicators instead of the swiss making them more appealing to international visitors.
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby Jock1971 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:09 am  

a deck produced by A.G Muller of Switzerland in 1992 called Schwyzer Fasnachts-jass.
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Flowers with card back. Ace - Bajazzo-Maitli & Bartli of Brunnen, King - Blatz, Ober - Hudi, Under - Alter Herr, Banner (10 card) Flag of the Japanese Guild

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Acorns. Ace - Zigeunerin(Gypsy woman) & Bajass, King - Valadi, Ober - Domino, Under - Talibasch, Banner - Carnival symbol of Steinen.

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Shields. Ace - Suuhudi & Horelibajass, King - Mummerie, Ober - Johee, Under - Typical devil of Einsiedein, Banner - Carnival symbol of Goldmauder.

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Bells. Ace - Wollerau witch & Laui-devil from Reichenburg, King - Rolli from Lachen, Ober - Fossli, Under - Rolli from Siebnen, Banner - Old Narrhalla flag.

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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby dazzleguts » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:04 pm  

Love that Schwyzer Fasnachts-jass deck. Is it from a festival Jase?
The actual costumes those images are based on must be quite freaky to see. I especially like the banner and characters for Goldmauder. :shock:
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby Jock1971 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:02 am  

Hiya Dazzelguts :D
Fasnacht is a type of Street Carnival, it is an old custom that is held between winter and spring, in the various regions of Schwyz (central Switzerland) this carnival developed into various form.The Card maker A.G. Muller of switzerland has produced many Fasnacht decks each quite different.
Here`s a link for more information about my pack and a couple of others by the same Artist (Leon Schnyder) http://www.karten-haus.ch/Grafik/KartenFasna.htm
Also Youtube have many videos showing scenes from various Fasnacht`s here`s alink to my favoritehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOwEKZamj34
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby Jock1971 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:13 am  

Basler Fasnachtskarten by A.G. Muller of switzerland.
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The Fasnacht Festival is a type of street carnival which developed into different forms dependent on the region of switzerland your in. This pack was designed by Robert Hiltbrand for the 1984 Basler region Fasnacht carnival.
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A.G Muller have produced many Fasnacht Playing cards, See the Schwyzer Fasnachts-jass pack on Page 2.
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Switzerland

Unread postby Jock1971 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:07 pm  

JUBILAUMSSPIEL produced by AG Muller dated 1978
This pack includes 20 information cards(first post) and a leaflet in 4 languages french, english, spanish & Italian which charts the key dates in the Muller timeline, as well as a 36 card deck featuring the Single figure Swiss-German Pattern "Epinal type"(second post).
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This deck of 36 cards dating from the foundation of the business, printed from wood-blocks and coloured by hand, is part of the Allerheiligen-Museum-collection in Schaffhausen. On the occasion of our company`s 150th anniversary, we have issued for our friends and for collectors a limited offset edition, faithfully reproducing the original.
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1828 - Foundation of the playing card factory by Colonel Bernhard Zundel (1791-1863) in the house "Zum Korallenbaum" on the Herrenacker in Schaffhausen.
1829 - Johannes Muller from Gachlingen (1813-1873) enters into a four-year apprenticeship at Zundel`s workshop.
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1831 - Johann Georg Rauch (1789-1851) acquires Zundel`s business, transferring it to Diessenhofen.
1838 - Johannes Muller, Having become a super intendent, purchases Rauch`s playing card factory fo 1750 guilders, paying by installments.
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby Jock1971 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:28 pm  

1855 - Heavy railway constructions induce Muller to take up ticket production (first diversification).
1858 - Gradual mechanization of playing card production by means of mostly self-designed and self-built machines.
1863 - Johann David Hurter (1807-1885) sells his playing card factory at the Neustadt in Schaffhausen to Johannes Muller, who now operates both businesses.
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1865 - Amalgamation of the two playing card factories sealed by the marriage of Johannes Muller Jr with Margaretha Hurter.
1876 - The Diessenhofen and Schaffhausen factories come together under one roof in the house "Zum Wilden Mann" at the Neustadt in Schaffhausen.
1889 - Incorporating of competitor`s Hasle (near Burgdorf) plant "in order to realize better selling prices.
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1890 - Invention of Muller`s ticket cabinet for Edmondson`s tickets, this cabinet also finds an outlet abroad.
1894. Inclusion of production of loom controlling paper for Jacquard looms (second diversification).
1898 - Shortage of space at the Neustadt premises in Schaffhausen leads to construction of a new plant on todays location at Neuhausen near the Rheinfalls.
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1901 - Heinrich Julius Muller (1875-1948) takes charge of the business after the death of his father, Johannes Muller-Hurter.
1904 - By inventions and designs of his own, Heinrich Julius Muller begins developing his father`s business and promoting foreign trade.
1954 - Construction of new offices. The old plant is enlarged and renovated.
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1960 - Transformation of the business into a family stock corporation. Production of shank machine paper is introduced.
1975 - South-facing of the plant after the construction of a new office-building and warehouse.
1978 - Tradition conscious, Future orientated.
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby Jock1971 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:56 pm  

CARTES dites OPAQUES No. 800 produced by J. Muller & Cie c.1914
a 32 card deck for the game of Piquet with Paris Pattern court cards.
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1982 - The Muller family, after being the proprietor of AGM for five generations, decides to sell the company to Biella Neher.
1986 - The production of train tickets is sold off as it became obsolete due to the new automatic ticketing machines used by the railways.
1988 - Foundation of URANIA Verlags AG, publisher of esoteric literature, based in Neuhausen.
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1991 - Construction of a new additional production plant and warehouse.
1997 - Management buy-out of the textile division by the then managing director. AGM, under new management of Biella, concentrates on the production of playing cards.
1999 - Biella sells AGM to Carta Mundi in Turnhout. URANIA becomes a daughter company of Biella and signs a co-operation agreement with AGM.
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DEUTSCHE KARTEN produced by J. Muller & Cie
A 36 card pack featuring full length Swiss-German Pattern cards (unknown date).
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby Jock1971 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:25 pm  

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SWISS-GERMAN PATTERN
The first distinct pattern with these suit signs (Acorns,bells, shields & flowers)seems to have originated in Basle around 1530. The design of the small Basle cards is considered the precursor of the Swiss-German pattern. This is obvious in the numeral cards, especially in the 10`s and deuces: the under of bells was already a jester.But it is equally obvious that the 16th century courts look very different from their modern successors. we do not know when and where these major modifications occured.
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One reason for our ignorance is the lack of Swiss pattern cards from the 17th century produced in the country. All of the surviving examples were made in Epinal,Lorraine; their size and designs are already closer to the modern ones. The Epinal Kings are no longer seated on chests, but on royal thrones, and most of the figures show the postures they still have nowadays. The main differences to the modern pattern are to be found in details of clothing and accessories.
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Around 1700 cardmaking in the country started back up again. The Epinal type continued to be produced, but a new type of design was used in a pack by Rochus I Schar, Baden, dated 1743. The main characteristics of this "Schar type" are the designations Konig, Ober & Unter (later Under) on the respective court cards. A significant detail is the jester`s three pointed cap. The Epinal jester had a cap without points, the bells being fixed directly to the cap. The Schar type became dominant, but Hurter in Schaffhausen still made both types by 1850; the last example of the Epinal type seems to have been produced around 1926 in Altenburg.
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby Jock1971 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:24 pm  

JASS produced by AG MULLER
A 36 card deck featuring the double ended version of the Swiss-German Pattern. Jass is named after the popular Swiss card game which can be played with both the Swiss-German pattern and the Swiss-French pattern cards.
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Double Ended Swiss-German Pattern
The standard pattern in Switzerland in the 19th century was the single figure pack of the Schar type, developd by the cardmakers of Schaffhausen. However, double-ended versions of this pattern were created by David Hurter and Robert Wyss of Mumliswil as early as 1860.
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Around 1880, Buhlmann of Hasle created a slightly modernized single figure pack, this novelty from a small factory had no chance of becoming the prevailing pattern. Around 1920 Muller introduced a double ended figure pack: his artist J. Peyer chose Buhlmann`s modern design for the redrawing. This became the current Swiss national pattern and for decades the single figure pack (based on the Schar type of Hurter/Muller) and the double ended figure pack (based on the schar type of Buhlmann) were used side by side. Production of all single figure packs ceased by 1960.
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby Jock1971 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:44 pm  

PIQUET produced by AG Muller
A 36 card pack featuring the Swiss-French Pattern.
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Swiss-French Pattern
This Pattern seems to have originated in Germany. In the catalogue of the cary collection there is an anonymous 52 card example ,estimated to have been produced in 1845 in Germany "for use in switzerland". The Deutsches Spielkarten Museum has a virtually identical pack with the makers name as "C.F. Koppen sonst Mor,Stoeckel in Leipzig" and the catalogue dates these as 1838-1852. When and how the pattern arrived in Switzerland is not clear.
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In the catalogue "Schweizer Spielkarten" (Zurich 1978) is item 118 descibed as a "New design with round-cornered frames" originated by Arnold for J. Muller & Cie of Schaffhausen which is dated 1908, this pattern is still in use today.
The essential features which distinguish this pattern from others of the group are that the King of Spades holds the Top frame of a harp and the King of Clubs has his free hand almost out of sight. Another distinctive feature is that there is a small oval shield worn on the upper arm of the Jack of Spades (Not the Jack of Clubs like some other patterns)All Queens hold flowers and all Jacks hold Halberds.
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby Jock1971 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:51 pm  

JASS PLUS produced by AG Muller
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A 36 card pack featuring a modern 3-D version of the double ended Swiss-German Pattern designed by Muster Geschutzt in 2001.
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby Jock1971 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:40 pm  

La Suisse Historique, Printed by AGMuller & Cie from 1920 onwards. This set is a patience size set housed in a plastic wallet but packs of bridge size cards were sold with 36 cards as Piquet No.34 and with 52 cards as Whist No.33.
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A masterpiece in the genre of tourist souvenir decks "La Suisse Historique" Swiss Cantons souvenir deck was designed by Melchior Annen (1868-1954) and manufactured by AGMuller & Cie from the 1920`s onwards. A different scene is shown at each end of the four aces, and different costumes on each end of the twelve court cards.
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Muller had pioneered the production of tourist souvenir decks in the mid 19th century with new machinery which allowed for twelve-colour chromo-lithography printing, which in turn permitted a wider assortment of playing cards to be produced. This led to more business worldwide and J. Muller & Cie becoming one of the most reputable card manufacturers in Europe.
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Re: Switzerland

Unread postby dazzleguts » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:04 pm  

Interesting how the suit signs are above the indices in these.
Beautiful deck Jase.
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