|View single post by OnePotato|
|Posted: Sat Nov 20th, 2010 11:08 pm||
Allesandro Viassone decks show up on ebay fairly regularly.
I'm going to guess that the tax stamp says "30 SET. 92" for 1892.
(I believe Debra may be able to confirm that.)
I have a 28 APR 93 version that is labeled "A. Viassone & Compagnia -- Fabrica Via Nizza 104" and with a different back pattern. Otherwise, it seems to be nearly identical.
I imagine the company moved between 1892 and 1893.
I believe these are letterpress, with stencil color.
More-or-less halfway between woodblock and modern offset lithography.
I have never seen one of these with a box.
To me, the box adds a lot to an otherwise fairly common deck, so it's hard to put a price on it.
I'd guess the higher side of $100-200.