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Originally Posted by kwaw View Post
The illustrations are pretty small and low resolution, but they remind me of the Catalan Taroccos, c.1895? I haven't as yet compare them though to see if they are the same.

I have compared several (about 15 of them) and they are very similar, enough to say I think that the illustrations in Moorne are the same as the Catalan Taroccos.

Some date the Catalan as early as 1890, for reasons I am unaware of, and say it was manufactured by the card manufacturer Guarro (Barcelona). The reason for suggesting Guarro is because the Catalan style suit inserts in the top left hand box of the pip & court cards are the same as those produced by Guarro.
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