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THE VERY OLD: Typical old English pattern as it entered 1800s, bound for a major ‘facelift.’ To date, in all regions, standard style was "single-ended" royal courts; i.e., drawn in full figure, standing, seated, on horseback, etc.

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SOME CONTEMPORARY: In French suits, with modern styling of traditional court motifs (patterns), by card makers of different countries. From left, France, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany.

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