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Unread postby samurai007 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:27 am  

Here is a Piatnik deck celebrating Alphonse Mucha. Each card has a different picture on it. The back is rather boring, but the fronts make up for it, though the reproductions aren't always the highest quality:

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Re: Austria

Unread postby samurai007 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:45 am  

Another single deck from Piatnik, this time featuring pictures of old military uniforms from around the world. The back is the rows of soldiers in the upper middle.

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Re: Austria

Unread postby samurai007 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:50 am  

And last one for tonight, a Piatnik Bridge/Whist/Poker deck. They are a little thinner than standard card sizes. The number cards are standard, no pictures, though they do have numbers in all 4 corners, not just 2.

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Re: Austria

Unread postby Jock1971 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:12 pm  

Samurai007 i`m so jealous of your Piatnik decks, all mine are standard but with cool backs.
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Re: Austria

Unread postby samurai007 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:46 am  

Jock1971 wrote:Samurai007 i`m so jealous of your Piatnik decks, all mine are standard but with cool backs.

Thanks! I found the vast majority of them on ebay, and a few from dealers or Amazon. I have more, including several double decks like Japan and Folklore, that I haven't shown yet.
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Re: Austria

Unread postby Eoghann » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:33 pm  

Love the Mucha and bridge/whist poker decks! Lovely courts!
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Re: Austria

Unread postby Jock1971 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:17 pm  

A double deck from Piatnik of Austria. The set is called "Luxury" And is No 2167. No jokers to show i`m afraid and the tuck can be seen in my thread of the Show your cards forum.First up the backs
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Luxury backs
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The Spades and Diamonds
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and the Hearts and clubs
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I got this deck from e-bay but have seen it on amazon at a reasonable price.Thanks for looking :D
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Re: Austria

Unread postby dazzleguts » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:40 pm  

This is a rather happy looking set of royalty - enjoying their luxurious life style.
Courts so often look grim, and there are standard patterns where they even look depressed or suicidal.
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Re: Austria

Unread postby Jock1971 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:47 pm  

The kings all look alike to me so do a couple of the jacks ?,Is it possible the artist used the same model but with different clothes. It might be just my eyesight.
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Re: Austria

Unread postby Jock1971 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:44 pm  

Another Piatnik double deck from Austria ,This deck is called"Shakespeare" and is number 2145
The designer is Donald Burton who was a actor in the Royal Shakespeare company the deck is dated from 1968 onwards.Although called shakespeare this deck depicts "the war of the roses" as acted by the Royal shakespeare company.
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The war of the roses lasted from 1377 to 1486 and was a dynastic war between two families Lancaster (Red rose) and York (White rose)The Joker depicts The Earl of Warwick who changed sides in the war quite often thats why he wears both roses as in the play but not at the same time.
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The Spades courts depicts King-Edward the 4th ,Queen- Cecily Neville Duchess of york (Famous for the Princes in the tower) Jack- George Duke of Clarence. The Diamond courts depicts King- Henry the 7th Queen- Elizabeth of york Jack- Earl of Oxford.
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The Hearts courts depicts King-Henry the 6th, Queen- Margaret of Anjou, Jack- The Duke of Somerset and the Clubs depict King- Richard the 3rd,Queen-Lady Anne,Jack- Sir William Catesby.
Thanks for looking once again :D -Jase-
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Re: Austria

Unread postby dazzleguts » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:32 pm  

Wow, you really did your research on these J. I always thought that joker looked like he was up to no good, and enjoying it.
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Re: Austria

Unread postby Jock1971 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:52 am  

HaHa yes,a type of "Blackadder" character for sure.thanks for the comment i`m trying to do some research on all my decks ,sometime its dead easy and sometimes i just cant get no info at all,Very frustrating .Am new at this game so when i start getting to know where to look etc i think it`ll get easier,Thanks again-Jase-
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Re: Austria

Unread postby Jock1971 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:05 am  

Here`s a double pack from Paitnik of Austria.
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"Kaiser jubilaum spielkarten" is number 2138 of their range.
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thanks for looking at my cards :D -Jase-
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Re: Austria

Unread postby Jock1971 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:40 pm  

A couple of decks from Piatnik of Austria, The first is titled "Preference Nr.14a" and uses the Vienna-Pattern II (Large Crown) The Tuck box and Back.
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The Hearts and Clubs.
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The Spades and Diamonds.
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The Next deck is titled "Wilhelm Tell" and uses the Austro-Czech Pattern. This deck is the Hungarian Variant No. 1812. The tuck,Extra Card and Back.
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Re: Austria

Unread postby Jock1971 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:47 pm  

And here is the Full set of cards from the "Wilhelm Tell" Deck, First suit The Hearts.
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Next suit The Clubs (Acorn)
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next is The Diamonds (Bell)
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And last suit is The Spades (Leaf)
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Thanks for looking at my cards :D -jase-
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Re: Austria

Unread postby Jock1971 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:18 pm  

A double pack from makers Piatnik dated 2010, This deck was made to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Parkhotel Laurin, which is situated in Bolzano,Italy.
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The Card imagery is taken from the Mural that is painted on the Walls of the Hotel`s bar. The Fresco was originally painted in 1911 by Bruno Goldschmitt but was damaged in world war 2 later to be cover all in white,in 1990 the Mural was restored to its former glory.
Here are the Spades and Hearts.
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And last the Diamonds and Clubs.
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Thanks for looking at my cards :D -jase-
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Re: Austria

Unread postby Jock1971 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:20 pm  

A Double deck from Piatnik of Austria ,Titled Folklore No 2169.
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Re: Austria

Unread postby dazzleguts » Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:43 pm  

Piatnik # 2141: Middle East "Arab" Double Deck

This double by Piatnik came to me in a plain gold foil box so I won't bother showing the box.
The artist is Franz Kiengraber of Austria and the cards were first printed in 1978.

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The courts show old Turks (Spades), Bedouins (Hearts).
The Middle Eastern style letters on the Ace of Hearts actually spell Piatnik.

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Tuareg (Clubs), and Berbers(Diamonds).
Tuareg has an odd alternate spelling on the cards as Toureg.

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Re: Austria

Unread postby DragonSoul » Sat May 16, 2015 8:34 pm  

I just ran across something a bit puzzling. I acquired the Piatnik Shakespeare set with sealed decks this week and noticed that there is a slight color difference between the two decks. One of the decks has numbers on the Ace of Spades and the other doesn't. But, the biggest thing is that one deck seems to be thicker than the other. At first I thought it was because it is more warped than the other but, it's something you can actually feel when you align the center (straightest) parts together. Thoughts???
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Re: Austria

Unread postby Jock1971 » Wed May 20, 2015 6:42 pm  

DragonSoul wrote:I just ran across something a bit puzzling. I acquired the Piatnik Shakespeare set with sealed decks this week and noticed that there is a slight color difference between the two decks. One of the decks has numbers on the Ace of Spades and the other doesn't. But, the biggest thing is that one deck seems to be thicker than the other. At first I thought it was because it is more warped than the other but, it's something you can actually feel when you align the center (straightest) parts together. Thoughts???


Hiya DragonSoul.
i checked my pack of these and the numbers were on both Aces ,so i checked all my Piatnik boxes and both sets in every box-set have numbers on (although 90% of the numbers appear on the Ace of Hearts).
There are none of the other differences in my set that you mentioned either so am not sure of why there are any colour or even thickness difference between your sets, maybe they are from different editions or print runs and were just grouped together for this set ?
Sorry i couldn`t help in explaining the mystery
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