May 23



For yesterday's lockdown deck I had chosen a rather bleak Dondorf deck, with only 4 basic colours and a soft use of them. But today I'll show you that Dondorf was well capable to make more colourful decks too. For this "Mediaeval" deck (factory nr. 150) 12 colours were used to create the "superfeine Qualität" and "reicher Farbendruck" (rich colour printing) that is mentioned in their pricelists. It was first published in 1889, without indices and joker. Our deck consists of 52 cards, but there's a 36 cards version too. The cards have gold corners.

José Luiz Pagliari:
This design was copied by several Brazilian makers in the first half of the 20th century.