Posted 4 years ago
As far as I can find from my searches on the internet, this deck is around 100 or more years old. I think it may be from Austria, though I am not sure, it was a popular style deck in a few countries in that area such as Hungary and Germany. From what I can tell..I think these are Austrian. There is a logo with a horse that says at the top: Schutzmarke and then underneath that it says: Ferd Piatnik & Sohne Wein 6434. There is no tax stamp..does anyone know what a tax stamp is? I do know that a tax stamp can help to date the deck. Also, the deck has some cards that are rather faded and dirty with what I imagine to be 100 year old grime. I think I will clean them as it doesn't appear to take the ink away from the surface when I scrape it. Many other cards in the deck are in much better shape with no dirt. All of the cards have a yellow-ish tone to them, which I believe is from age. Does anyone have any more information on this deck?