a BELGIAN DECK pre 1850

This was the first of the "Pinsar" decks that we found. It was in Bruges, Belgium. It came without the pips, so we only have the courts cards and aces to show. There is no name of the cardmaker on any of them, but the Jack of Spades shows the name of a "Pinsar" on the halberd. Filip Cremers of the National Playing Card Museum in Turnhout, Belgium, told us that it was not a name of a card manufacturer, but probably the name of the engraver.
The cards certainly looked 19th century, but it wasn't until we found a second "Pinsar" deck that we could put a sort of date to it.



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