Selection of decks of cards
This section contains a deck of classic design style, in most countries — this deck of two mirror halves.
Baroque (Code: g00808)
Flower (Code: g02475)
Latvian Red Cross Cards № 7 (Code: g02417)
The zodiac in the cycle of elements and seasons (Code: g04342)
Cossack (Code: g01280)
Fantasy (Code: g03058)
Rigas jubilejas Riga 800 (Code: g01032)
The Victoria Falls Hotel Rhodesia Railways (Code: g04341)
Kite (Code: g04340)
Souvenir cards (Code: g04339)
Poland Skat (Code: g04153)
Tarock (Code: g04338)
This section contains a deck of classic design style, in most countries — this deck of two mirror halves. But the mirrored halves on the cards were not always only in the early 19th century, someone, for convenience, came up to share the card, not to turn it into his hands. Up to this point the figures depicted on the cards in full growth. But in addition, now that the already familiar French suits in the world there are other systems suits. In Spain, Italy, Germany and the countries were once colonies of these countries still figure on the cards shown in full length. In traditional Spanish and Italian decks and similar suits are called: swords, cups, denarius (coin) and wands (batons). At German cards suits are called acorns, hearts, bells and leaves.
The Swiss were founded by German suit, but was replaced in the hearts of arms, and the leaves on the flowers.
Separately want to talk about the origin of the French colors. This processing of the German colors, distinctive simplification, stylization. Hearts were called Hearts (heart), the bells were called Bubi (diamond), grape leaves — Blame (peaks) (spade), acorns — clubs.
So far, there is debate that took place before the traditional deck or a deck of tarot.
In junior Arcana tarot deck in each suit contains four face cards King, Queen, Knight (Rider) and Jack.
On the German charts for traditional braces cards discarded lady, there are two officers — Ober (high card) and Unter (junior).
In Spanish and Italian too, no queen, a king, a rider and a jack.
It is only in French (and now classic) system suits present — Queen.
The number of cards in the deck and in many different countries. In the classic deck of 52 cards and 2 jokers just 54. But the jokers in decks began to appear mainly in the 20th century. And often there was only one joker. That is, the deck 53 has been card for example, be in USSR up to 60s of the 20th century. Now the number of jokers can be very different. In Germany most decks 32, 36 cards. In Russia, 36 cards, 48 cards in Spain. Italy 40 cards. Switzerland 36 cards.
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