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Card Backs

Bicycle Rider Back Rider Back David Blaine Split Spades Split Spades David Blaine Lions David Blaine
Lee Asher 605 Lee Asher Jerry Nugget Playing Cards Jerry's Nugget Texan No. 45s Texan No. 45
Bicycle Guardians Guardians Centurians Centurions Propaganda Playing Cards Propaganda
Hoyles Shell Backs Shell Backs Copag Paisley Copag Paisley Queen Queens Slipper
Copag Paisley Copag Epoc Bicycle Eagle Backs Eagle Backs Bicycle Karnival Karnival

Bicycle Classics 1891 - 1943

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

Further Reading

The English Pattern
Regional Patterns of 18th Century France
Gallery of Early Standard Playing Cards


Delcine of English Court Cards - International Playing Card Society.
The Paris Pattern - Courtesty the World of Playing Cards.
Expos´┐Ż 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
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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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