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Stralsund Emperor's cards (Stralsunder Kaiserkarte)

During the First World War, the Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken (VSS) edited two war packs with French suit-signs. The Stralsund branch produced the less often found
around 1915. The cards shown are from an advertising version for Hindenburg liquors.

The Deuces show patriotic designs. The Kings are the Kings of the four German kingdoms: Prussia, Bavaria, Saxony, and Württemberg. The Queens are dedicated to science, industry, trade, and agriculture. The Jacks are politicians and military leaders.

On the back is the advertisement for the liquors.

You can also see a version of the pack produced by the Altenburg branch on these pages.

© Peter Endebrock, 07 Feb. 2004