"THE OLD SCHOOL"
a BELGIAN DECK pre 1850
This deck was apparently engraved by the same "Pinsar" as was the previous deck by Dubois.
Just like in the previous deck the King of Spades shows the name of J.J. Dubois and the Jack of Clubs the name of Liege and the Jack of Diamonds.
On the Jack of Diamonds in the previous Dubois deck "déposées aux termes de la loi" (deposited along the terms of the law) is printed. This text isn't on the JD in this deck. My best guess is that the reason for this is that the law, to which the ext refers, hadn't been written yet. This could be a law that was created after the independence of Belgium was declared in 1830. J.J. Dubois was active as a manufacturer of playing cards from around 1800 until 1857. It would date this deck as made between 1800 and 1830.
The name of Dubois is on the KS, just like in the previous Dubois deck.
The name of Liege is on the JC, just like in the previous Dubois deck.
But in this deck there's no text, while in the previous deck the text "déposées aux termes de la loi" is on the JD.
-1- -2- -3- -4-
back to the Old School menu