May 17



Another German deck in fine chromolithography. For today's lockdown deck I've chosen the "Kaiser Karte" (or Whist Nr 290), printed and published by the Altenburger Spielkarten Fabrik around 1910. This is the second edition, with tiny indices. The first edition by Schneider & Co from Altenburg dates from around 1895 and didn't have indices. I noticed that Miriam had noted that we bought the deck in August 2012 and wondered why it hadn't made it to Deck of the Month then. I checked, but even 4 emperors don't stand a chance when they are up against Hustling Joe.