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The Rider Back


The Classic Rider Back is not the first back issued under the Bicycle brand as it is often thought, but it has never gone out of print since its introduction in 1897. The United States Playing Card Co. has issued a number of other classic card backs. There is a selection here.



Bicycle Classic Card Back Designs

Cupid Backs Fan Backs Safety Backs
Thistle Backs Tangent Backs Racer Backs


L I N K S

Delcine of English Court Cards - International Playing Card Society.
The Paris Pattern - Courtesty the World of Playing Cards.
Exposť of early and contemporary European Standards - DXPO Playing Cards.
Celebrates the English Standard Playing Card as a cultural icon - Paul Bostok's PlainBacks.com



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Early Standards

Texan No. 45's
Russel & Morgan 1886
Samuel Hart 1870
A. Dougherty 1865
De La Rue 1834
L. Hewson 1680
Pierre Maréchal 1567

History of Cards

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A Brief History
Theories of Origin
French Regional Patterns
Rouen Pattern
English Pattern
Origin of French Suits

Card Masters of the
19th Centrury

Thomas de la Rue
Lewis I. Cohen
Lawrence & Cohen
Samuel Hart
Andrew Dougherty
Ferdinand Piatnik

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