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December 2016

Wild und Hund Skat • Friday, December 2, 2016

Hunting deck designed by Walter Niedl for “Wild und Hund” magazine, c.1977

Angler Skat • Thursday, December 1, 2016

Angler Skat manufactured by VEB Altenburg, c.1981

November 2016

Collectors' Playing Cards for Sale • Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Some more interesting playing cards for sale.

Hunting Themed Skat • Tuesday, November 29, 2016

German-suited hunting themed deck designed by Günter Schmitz and made by VEB Altenburg, 1980

Shop Item  Vistas del Perú, c.1920 • Monday, November 28, 2016

“Vistas del Perú” souvenir deck imported from USA by Edw. E. Muecke, Lima, c.1920.

Shop Item  El Reloj card game from Peru • Monday, November 28, 2016

“El Reloj” card game printed by Imprenta Lecaros, Avenida Abancay 764, Lima, Peru, c.1920

52: The Isle of Man • Monday, November 28, 2016

The Isle of Man has always been a tax haven within the British Isles and it has also had some interesting packs of cards.

Classique • Sunday, November 27, 2016

“Classique” by Draeger Frères, Paris, c.1950 with designs reminiscent of early French cards.

Ciel de France for Miro Company • Saturday, November 26, 2016

‘Ciel de France’ published by Miro Company (Paris) featuring designs by Jacques Branger, c.1950

Shop Item  Discovering the Jungle • Friday, November 25, 2016

Discovering the Jungle souvenir deck published by Fenno Peru, 2009.

Pleisure Pub Group Bible #3 • Friday, November 25, 2016

It doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full... it always needs topping up with these delicious cocktail recipe cards...

Banco for Air France, c.1952 • Friday, November 25, 2016

Banco playing cards for Air France manufactured by Draeger Frères, c.1952

Banque Nationale de Paris, c.1962 • Friday, November 25, 2016

Special deck made for La Banque Nationale de Paris by Van Genechten, Turnhout, c.1962

Shop Item  Tu Destino Cartomancy Cards • Friday, November 25, 2016

Naipes TU DESTINO Cartomancy Cards by Zandrox Producciones, Miraflores, Peru, c.1975

Shop Item  Discovering Perú • Thursday, November 24, 2016

"Conozca Perú / Discovering Perú" deck published by Fenno Peru, 2009

Shop Item  Discovering Machu Picchu • Thursday, November 24, 2016

Discovering Machu Picchu souvenir playing cards published by Fenno Peru, 2009

Shop Item  “El Perú” Fabrica de Cigarrillos • Tuesday, November 22, 2016

28 fantasy cigarette cards for the Peruvian tobacco company Roldan y Cia, San José 66, Lima. c.1890

Souvenir of Peru playing cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910 • Monday, November 21, 2016

Souvenir of Peru playing cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910

Shop Item  Líneas de Nazca playing cards • Monday, November 21, 2016

“Líneas de Nazca” souvenir playing cards, illustrations of Nazca art on every card. 52 cards + 2 Jokers in box, made in Peru c.2008.

Shop Item  Amos del Universo • Monday, November 21, 2016

“Amos del Universo” superhero card game published by Litografía Goicochea Hnos, S.A., Lima, Peru, c.1980

Shop Item  ‘Vistas de Lima’ souvenir of Peru • Monday, November 21, 2016

‘Vistas de Lima’ souvenir of Peru playing cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910

Shop Item  Roldan Cigarette Cards, Peru • Monday, November 21, 2016

14 assorted cigarette cards with miniature playing cards inset into top corners for Roldan y Cia Tobacco, Lima, c.1895

Cefacidal / Mead Johnson • Sunday, November 20, 2016

“Cefacidal” / Mead Johnson advertising playing cards, c.1975

Shop Item  “Cefacidal” pharmaceutical deck from Peru • Sunday, November 20, 2016

“Cefacidal” bactericidal drug advertising playing cards with medical cartoons on every card, manufactured in Peru by Offset Cecil, S.A., c.1975

Shop Item  Pavias Playing Cards, Peru • Sunday, November 20, 2016

Pavias playing cards made in Peru, c.1990.

C.W.S. ‘Game of Snap’ • Thursday, November 10, 2016

C.W.S. ‘Game of Snap’ advertising household products, Manchester (UK), 1930s.

Shop Item  Peru Rail souvenir playing cards • Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Peru Rail souvenir playing cards published by Peru Rail, Cusco, c.2005.

Shop Item  Coca~Cola themed pack for Ripley department store, Peru, c.2000 • Monday, November 7, 2016

Coca~Cola themed pack for Ripley department store, Peru, c.2000

Shop Item  Inka Culture, Peru, c.2000 • Monday, November 7, 2016

Inka Culture playing cards, Peru, c.2000

Shop Item  ‘Casinos para Bridge’ for Club Social Miraflores - made in Peru • Sunday, November 6, 2016

‘Casinos para Bridge’ - anonymous manufacturer, made in Peru for Club Social Miraflores.

Shop Item  Laboratorios Magma ‘Complement’ • Sunday, November 6, 2016

Publicity pack for Laboratorios Magma, S.A., Lima, Peru, c.1990.

Shop Item  Cigarrillo Holiday for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú • Saturday, November 5, 2016

Genoese pattern manufactured by Van Genechten for Cigarrillo Holiday and the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, c.1965.

Shop Item  Peruvian Playing Cards • Friday, November 4, 2016

Naipes Tipo Español “Naipes y Casinos” made in Peru, 1990s

Shop Item  El Caballo no.5-P by Heraclio Fournier, c.1980 • Friday, November 4, 2016

'El Caballo' brand no.5-P manufactured by Heraclio Fournier S.A. c.1980

Shop Item  Piatnik for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú • Thursday, November 3, 2016

Piatnik & Sons for the “Estanco de Naipes del Perú”, c.1960

Shop Item  Bosco by A.S.S. for Peru • Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Bosco playing cards manufactured in Germany by A.S.S. expressly for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, 1930s

Shop Item  Toyo No.88 for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú • Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Toyo playing cards No.88 made in China for the “Estanco de Naipes del Perú”

Shop Item  Leopardo 777 for Peru • Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Leopardo 777 made in China for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, c.1960

Shop Item  Naipe ASACON No.1 • Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Naipe Estilo Español “Siglo XXI” with original designs created by Florencia Marotta, Buenos Aires, 2005.

October 2016

Shop Item  Old Smuggler Whisky • Sunday, October 30, 2016

Old Smuggler Whisky playing cards manufactured in Argentina, 2004.

Shop Item  Berkshire Printing Co. • Saturday, October 29, 2016

Standard deck manufactured by The Berkshire Printing Company Ltd., Reading, c.1935.

Shop Item  Maruxa razor blades • Friday, October 28, 2016

Hijos de Heraclio Fournier No.15 Castilian pattern for Maruẍa razor blades, c.1935

Shop Item  Houses of Parliament / Victoria Tower • Thursday, October 27, 2016

“Houses of Parliament / Victoria Tower” by John Waddington imported into Argentina by Casa Jacobo Peuser Ltda, c.1938.

Naipes EL LEON 1897 • Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Naipes ‘El Leon’ 1897 possibly manufactured anonymously in Mexico or Belgium for Latin American markets.

Shop Item  Banemaster: The Adventure • Wednesday, October 26, 2016

“Banemaster: The Adventure” collectable card game, Chessex Manufacturing, 1995

Merry Andrews Happy Families • Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936

Shop Item  Merry Andrews Happy Families • Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Merry Andrews Happy Families, 1936

Shop Item  Naipes ‘El Leon’ 1897 • Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Naipes ‘El Leon’ by anonymous manufacturer, 1897

Shop Item  S. A . Newall & Sons Ltd • Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mint sealed tax wrapped double deck for S. A . Newall & Sons Ltd, 1950s

Shop Item  Brickwoods Brewery • Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Special deck for Brickwoods Brewery manufactured by Jarvis Porter Ltd (Porterprint) 1950s.

Shop Item  Barlo Boilers • Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Unopened deck manufactured by Astra Games (UK) for Barlo Boilers, c.1985

Shop Item  Bern Swiss Deck • Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Swiss deck advertising Englebert Tyres [incomplete], c.1930.

Shop Item  C.W.S. Paints • Tuesday, October 25, 2016

C.W.S. Paints advertising pack made by C.W.S. Printing Works, Longsight, Manchester during the 1930s.

Four Days of Walking Event • Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dutch playing cards promoting the annual International Four Days of Walking Event held in Holland, 2016

Shop Item  Catherine Kelly, Dublin 1999 • Monday, October 24, 2016

Pack of playing cards designed by Catherine Kelly, Dublin 1999

Shop Item  Ascot playing cards • Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ascot playing cards by John Waddington Ltd, c.1925

Shop Item  De la Rue Bézique c.1900 • Sunday, October 23, 2016

De la Rue Bézique c.1900

Shop Item  English Electric Valve Co • Saturday, October 22, 2016

Special pack made for the English Electric Valve Company Ltd Chelmsford, 1989

Blog Post   Divine Art Playing Cards - Relaunch • Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Divine Art Playing Cards by Sunish Chabba & Guru Playing Card Company, 2016.

St Petersburg Souvenir • Tuesday, October 18, 2016

St Petersburg Souvenir playing cards, 2004

Shop Item  Wills 200th Anniversary • Monday, October 17, 2016

Double boxed set commemorating the 200th anniversary of W.D & H.O. Wills Ltd, 1786 - 1986

Shop Item  Box for Playing Cards • Monday, October 17, 2016

Vintage wooden box for holding 2 packs of playing cards, c.1950

Blog Post   Whimsical Playing Cards • Monday, October 17, 2016

Whimsical Playing Cards by Turkish designer & illustrator Oksal Yesilok, 2016

English Electric Valve Company Ltd • Monday, October 17, 2016

Special pack made for the English Electric Valve Company Ltd Chelmsford, 1989

Cities of Art - Naples • Sunday, October 16, 2016

Striking views of Naples, photography by Cesare Gerolimetto, produced by Dal Negro

Wills 200th Anniversary • Thursday, October 6, 2016

Double pack commemorating the 200th anniversary of W.D & H.O. Wills Ltd, 1786 - 1986.

Mundialito de Radiolandia 2000 • Wednesday, October 5, 2016

‘Mundialito’ toy football playing cards published inside the magazine ‘Radiolandia 2000’, Argentina, 1978

Shop Item  Naipes del Mundial, 1978 • Wednesday, October 5, 2016

‘Mundialito’ toy playing cards published with the magazine ‘Radiolandia 2000’, Argentina, June 1978.

90 Minutes Playing Cards • Wednesday, October 5, 2016

90 Minutes Playing Cards by IPC Magazines 1993

Shop Item  Bordesley playing cards • Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Bordesley playing cards by J. & W. Mitchell of Birmingham, c.1880s.

Shop Item  Reynolds & Sons c.1850 • Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Antique single-figure deck by Reynolds & Sons c.1850

Shop Item  De la Rue Prestige Stamp Booklet • Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Thomas De la Rue Prestige Stamp Booklet, Guernsey 1993

Shop Item  Thomas De la Rue Cover • Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Thomas De la Rue stamps First Day Cover, Guernsey 1993

Shop Item  Knave of Diamonds piano score • Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Knave of Diamonds piano score by Henry Steele, published by Bosworth & Co Ltd, 1931

Deakin’s 3rd edition • Monday, October 3, 2016

Deakin’s Political Playing Cards 3rd edition, c.1888

Shop Item  Bézique set by W.H. Willis & Co • Monday, October 3, 2016

Bézique set by W.H. Willis & Co., c.1875 [incomplete].

El Cid playing cards manufactured by Simeon Durá, Valencia, Spain, 1900-1940 • Sunday, October 2, 2016

‘El Cid’ playing cards manufactured by Simeon Durá, Valencia, Spain.

Shop Item  ‘Tango’ playing cards from Argentina • Saturday, October 1, 2016

‘Tango’ playing cards from Argentina with illustrations of dancing couples on each card, c.2004

M/S Kronprins Harald • Saturday, October 1, 2016

Souvenir of Jahre Line Ferry M/S Kronprins Harald

September 2016

Baraja Gaucha • Friday, September 30, 2016

“Baraja Gaucha” fantasy deck designed by Mateo Tikas Plechas for Argentina, 1998.

Shop Item  Naipe Español No.101 • Thursday, September 29, 2016

Naipe Español No.101 miniature playing cards by Hijos de Heraclio Fournier (Vitoria) 1940

Shop Item  Fournier No. 55 • Thursday, September 29, 2016

"Catalan" pattern No.55 by Hijos de Heraclio Fournier (Vitoria) for exportation to Argentina, c.1940.

Shop Item  Wenceslao Guarro Catalan Pattern • Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wenceslao Guarro Catalan Pattern by Fabricantes de Naipes de España, c.1925.

Baraja Asescoin 1998 • Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Asescoin 1998 member’s pack designed by Josep Soriano.

Shop Item  Juan Roura Catalan Pattern • Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Juan Roura Catalan Pattern with mural crown of the Second Spanish Republic, c.1935

Shop Item  Funny Face Snap, no. 5369 • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Funny Face Snap, Tower Press product no.5369.

Shop Item  Old Maid, no. 5614 • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Old Maid, Tower Press product no.5614.

Shop Item  Beat your Neighbours, no. 5613 • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Beat your Neighbours, Tower Press product no.5613.

Shop Item  Fairy Tale Snap, no. 5292 • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

'Fairy Tale Snap', Tower Press product no.5292.

Shop Item  Beat your Neighbours, no. 5481 • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Beat your Neighbours, Tower Press product no.5481.

Shop Item  Old Maid, no. 5862 • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Old Maid, Tower Press product no.5862.

Shop Item  Old Maid, no. 5732 • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Old Maid, Tower Press product no.5732.

Piccadilly Patience • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Piccadilly Patience by Piatnik, c.1955

Shop Item  Gallo Intransparente • Thursday, September 22, 2016

'Gallo Intransparente' by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V., Mexico, c.1995

Shop Item  Gallo Extra • Thursday, September 22, 2016

'Gallo Extra Intransparente' by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V., Mexico, c.1995.

Shop Item  Guinness Poster Deck • Thursday, September 22, 2016

Guinness Poster Deck with vintage Guinness posters on the 12 court cards, 1999.

Shop Item  Naipes El León • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Naipes 'El León' made in Mexico by Clemente Jacques y Cia., c.1950

El Aguila • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Naipes ‘El Aguila’ with flamboyantly dressed court figures made in Mexico by La Cubana S.A., c.1975

Shop Item  Faisán • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Naipes "Faisan - Extra Intransparente" based on Gallo design made by Productos Leo S.A., Mexico, c.2000

Shop Item  Cerveza Carta Blanca • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cerveza Carta Blanca brewery advertising deck made in Mexico by Productos Leo, S.A., c.1990

Shop Item  Selección Nacional de Fútbol • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

‘Selección Nacional de Fútbol’ playing cards published in Mexico by Novelty Corp de México S.A. de C.V., 2002.

Shop Item  Pedro Domecq Mexican brandy • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Faisán anglo-american pack for Pedro Domecq Mexican brandy by Productos Leo S.A., c.2000

Old Huckleberry Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Old Huckleberry Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey with a retro vintage feel

Shop Item  South African Airways • Monday, September 19, 2016

Pack produced for South African Airways made by Protea Playing Card Company, Johannesburg.

Shop Item  Protea Bridge 999 • Monday, September 19, 2016

Deck with non-standard suit colours, blue diamonds & green clubs, manufactured by Protea Playing Card Company, Johannesburg.

Shop Item  Protea Thin Deck • Monday, September 19, 2016

Standard pack printed in thin card for conjuring by Protea Playing Card Co, Johannesburg

Shop Item  Naipes Aguila Antigua Transparente • Monday, September 19, 2016

Naipes Finos "Aguila Antigua Transparente No.2" Cádiz pattern, La Cubana S.A., Mexico, c.2000.

Shop Item  Naipe Estrella Nueva • Monday, September 19, 2016

Naipe Estrella Nueva 180, La Cubana S.A., Mexico, 1999

Shop Item  Naipes Campana Extra • Monday, September 19, 2016

Naipes Campana Extra by La Cubana, Mexico, 1999

Shop Item  Greek Playing Cards • Saturday, September 17, 2016

Greek Playing Cards with photos of the most beautiful Greek places published by Dimitri Haïtalis, Athens, c.1980.

Shop Item  Peppermill Hotel Casino • Saturday, September 17, 2016

‘Gemaco’ playing cards for Peppermill Hotel Casino cancelled by marking edges with red dye, c.1990

Shop Item  Art for the Earth Transformation Deck • Saturday, September 17, 2016

Art for the Earth Transformation Deck published by Andrew Jones Art for Friends of the Earth, c.1990

Art for the Earth • Saturday, September 17, 2016

“Art for the Earth” Transformation Deck published by Andrew Jones Art for Friends of the Earth, c.1990.

Jeu Romantique de Nanteuil • Friday, September 16, 2016

“Jeu Romantique de Nanteuil” published by Éditions Dusserre, Paris, based on originals published in 1838.

Jeu de l’an 2 • Friday, September 16, 2016

“Jeu de l’an 2” by Grimaud is a facsimile of French Revolutionary cards first published by Veuve Mouton in c.1793

Shop Item  Jeu Renaissance by Éditions Dusserre • Thursday, September 15, 2016

Jeu Renaissance by Éditions Dusserre, Paris

Shop Item  Legends No.202 Egyptian Edition • Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Legends No.202 Egyptian Edition produced by Legends Playing Card Co., 2014.

British Airways Concorde • Monday, September 12, 2016

British Airways Concorde playing cards made in Belgium by Carta Mundi, before 2003.

Shop Item  John Jaques & Son • Sunday, September 11, 2016

John Jaques & Son advertising pack made in East Germany by Altenburger Spielkarten Fabrik, c.1980s

Translucent Playing Cards • Sunday, September 11, 2016

Translucent Playing Cards made by an unknown maker, c.1850

Shop Item  Legends No.852 • Sunday, September 11, 2016

Legends No.852 v.2 Playing cards made by Legends Playing Card Co., 2014.

Shop Item  Gnostic Gold • Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Gnostic Deck (rose gold) printed by Legends Playing Card Company

Shop Item  Serpentine Blue • Saturday, September 10, 2016

Serpentine playing cards (blue) printed by Legends Playing Card Co.

Shop Item  Serpentine Red • Saturday, September 10, 2016

Serpentine playing cards (red) printed by Legends Playing Card Co.

Shop Item  Gotland souvenir • Saturday, September 10, 2016

Gotland souvenir deck with Swedish pattern courts by unknown manufacturer

Blog Post   Hidden meanings in painting by Jheronimus Bosch • Saturday, September 10, 2016

Medieval View of Gambling in the ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Jheronimus Bosch

Shop Item  Manx Playing Card Stamps • Saturday, September 10, 2016

Presentation pack containing six full colour stamps depicting antique playing cards issued by Isle of Man Stamps & Coins, 2014

Bridge Challenger • Saturday, September 10, 2016

“Bridge Challenger” by Fidelity Electronics, 1975

Shop Item  Cathay Pacific Airlines • Friday, September 9, 2016

Cathay Pacific Airlines complimentary pack, sealed in cello-wrapper

Chur Ober-Pfälzische Französisch Karten • Thursday, September 8, 2016

French-suited pack with full-length courts by Joseph Losch, c.1800.

Unknown Maker • Thursday, September 8, 2016

Early German deck by unknown maker, c.1825

Shop Item  Cult Movie Cards • Wednesday, September 7, 2016

“Cult Movie Cards” designed by Paul Willoughby, printed by the United States Playing Card Co., 2014

Parisian Actors and Opera Singers • Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Extraordinary ‘Actors and Opera Singers’ deck printed by Avril et Cie, Paris, c.1865

Bicycle Heritage • Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Bicycle Heritage playing cards by the United States Playing Card Company, 2012

Bulgaria Souvenir • Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Bulgaria Souvenir by Land of Roses Ltd

Shop Item  Commonwealth Games 1986 • Monday, September 5, 2016

Deck with special Ace of Spades for the XIII Commonwealth Games, 1986

Shop Item  Spanish Playing Card Lottery Tickets • Monday, September 5, 2016

​16 Spanish O.N.C.E. National Lottery Coupons featuring Fournier's Baraja Iberoamericana playing cards, 2002

Shop Item  Rose of the Orient Tea Snap • Monday, September 5, 2016

Vintage “Rose of the Orient Tea Snap” cards manufactured by C.W.S. Printing Works during the 1930s

Shop Item  Axe Deodorant • Monday, September 5, 2016

Axe Deodorant Playing Cards by Zecat, Argentina, c.2004

Shop Item  Rami made in Tunisia • Monday, September 5, 2016

'Rami' playing cards made in Tunisia, c.1975

Shop Item  Vienna Pattern • Monday, September 5, 2016

Vienna Pattern by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne, Vienna, 1978

Astérix • Monday, September 5, 2016

Cartes à Jouer ‘Astérix’ published by Ducale, 1987

D’Ye Ken John Peel • Monday, September 5, 2016

“D’Ye Ken John Peel” by Greta Games, Carlisle, c.1920.

Shop Item  Bermuda Souvenir • Sunday, September 4, 2016

Bermuda Souvenir playing cards made in Holland by S.N. Playing Card Co, 1960s.

Shop Item  Souvenir of Devon • Sunday, September 4, 2016

Devon Souvenir playing cards with 54 scenic views published by John Hinde, 1970s

Shop Item  Piatnik North German pattern • Saturday, September 3, 2016

North German pattern Skat printed by Piatnik, 1978

Shop Item  Kaiser Jubiläum Imperial playing cards • Saturday, September 3, 2016

Kaiser Jubiläum Imperial playing cards made in Austria by Ferd Piatnik & Sons, Vienna, 1977 edition.

Shop Item  Genoese pattern for Dutch market • Friday, September 2, 2016

Genoese pattern made in Hungary by Artex for the Dutch market, c.1970

Shop Item  Sanrio Monkichi playing cards • Friday, September 2, 2016

Sanrio Monkichi playing cards made in Japan by Angel Playing Cards, 1993

Shop Item  North German pattern Skat • Thursday, September 1, 2016

North German pattern Skat deck printed by Berliner Spielkarten

Shop Item  Maia Portugal Souvenir • Thursday, September 1, 2016

Maia Portugal Souvenir

Birds, Beasts and Fishes • Thursday, September 1, 2016

The game of “Birds, Beasts and Fishes” published by Multum in Parvo Ltd, from 1896

Four Flags • Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Game of Four Flags published by Multum in Parvo, from 1896

Fairy Tales • Thursday, September 1, 2016

the Game of Fairy Tales published by Multum in Parvo Co,, from 1896

Proverbs • Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Game of Proverbs published by Multum in Parvo Ltd, London, c.1900

Merry Families • Thursday, September 1, 2016

Merry Families published by Multum in Parvo Co., Ltd, from 1896

August 2016

Shop Item  Lys de France patience • Wednesday, August 31, 2016

‘Lys de France’ patience by Carta Mundi

Modern Swiss-German Pattern • Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Modern Swiss-German Pattern by AGMüller, c.2000

Pedro Domecq • Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Anglo-American pattern for Pedro Domecq Mexican brandy made by Productos Leo S.A., c.2000

Schlager Film Revue • Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Schlager Film Revue “Hot and Sweet” Quartett für Teenager, c.1960

Peterhof • Monday, August 29, 2016

“Peterhof” deck manufactured at the Leningrad Colour Printing Plant in 1999.

Shop Item  Peterhof • Monday, August 29, 2016

“Peterhof” deck manufactured at the Leningrad Colour Printing Plant in 1999.

The Neva River • Monday, August 29, 2016

A deck designed by Victor M. Sveshnikov dedicated to the Neva river and the city of Saint Petersburg.

Shop Item  Le Bossu de Notre-Dame • Saturday, August 27, 2016

“Le Bossu de Notre-Dame” family card game (Jeu de Sept Familles) published by Ducale (France Cartes), c.1996

Back to the USSR • Friday, August 26, 2016

Back to the USSR deck featuring communist party leaders and politicians, c.1995

Shop Item  Butterflies • Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Famous Butterflies playing cards published by Heritage Toy & Game Co., Ltd, 1999.

Shop Item  Plants of the Bible • Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Famous Plants of the Bible playing cards published by Heritage Playing Card Company, 2000

Glorious Russia • Thursday, August 25, 2016

‘Glorious Russia’ playing cards made in France by Grimaud, c.1995

Shop Item  Bavarian Pattern by F. X. Schmid • Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bavarian Schafkopf Tarock No.0671 by F. X. Schmid, c.1970.

Shop Item  Lombarde pattern by Modiano, 1981 • Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lombarde pattern by Modiano, Trieste, c.1981

Ancient Civilisations • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ancient Civilisations playing cards designed by Celedonio Perellón, produced by Heraclio Fournier, 1973

European Naval Powers • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

“XVI Century European Naval Powers” deck illustrated by Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano and produced by Heraclio Fournier in 1981

Shop Item  European Naval Powers • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

“European Naval Powers” deck illustrated by Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano and produced by Heraclio Fournier in 1981

Lady Playing Cards • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Piatnik’s "Lady" slim sized playing cards with attractive historical court designs

Shop Item  Jaques’ Snap • Monday, August 22, 2016

35 assorted cards from early editions of Jaques’ Snap, 1870-1880

Shop Item  Duplex Dominoes • Monday, August 22, 2016

Boxed set of Duplex Domino cards, c.1896

Shop Item  Orient Line to Australia • Monday, August 22, 2016

Orient Line to Australia twin patience set with special aces of spades manufactured by John Waddington Ltd, c.1925.

Shop Item  Maspero Frères patience set • Monday, August 22, 2016

Maspero Frères patience set in leather case manufactured by Goodall & Son, c.1910.

Shop Item  Miniature Disney deck • Monday, August 22, 2016

Miniature Disney Mickey Mouse cards

Shop Item  Indonesian Ceki Cards • Sunday, August 21, 2016

Indonesian Ceki Cards

Shop Item  Snip Snap • Saturday, August 20, 2016

Decimal Snap created by Eric Wagstaff, published by Michael Stanfield Holdings in 1968

Shop Item  Henderson Derrick Cranes • Saturday, August 20, 2016

Double set of De la Rue playing cards with advertising for Henderson Derrick Cranes, c.1965

Shop Item  Pepys ‘Perma’ Playing Cards • Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pepys Perma Playing Cards made by Alf Cooke Ltd, 1960s.

Shop Item  Gibsons ‘Snap’ • Saturday, August 20, 2016

Gibsons ‘Snap’ card game (manufactured by De la Rue), c.1938

Shop Item  Sum-it Card Game • Saturday, August 20, 2016

‘Sum-it’ Card Game published by Sum-It Card Game Ltd., Leeds (UK), c.1934.

Kaiser Jubiläum • Saturday, August 20, 2016

Kaiser Jubiläum Imperial playing cards made in Austria by Ferd Piatnik & Sons, Vienna

Cartes de Luxe (1877) facsimile • Friday, August 19, 2016

‘Cartes de Luxe’ first published by Biermans in 1877 was reproduced in facsimile by Amstel Beer in c.1980.

Shop Item  Jaques’ Happy Families c.1910 • Friday, August 19, 2016

Edwardian edition of Jaques’ Happy Families c.1910

Shop Item  Goodall & Son c.1930 • Friday, August 19, 2016

Goodall & Son standard pack in leather wallet, c.1930.

Selección Nacional de Fútbol • Friday, August 19, 2016

‘Selección Nacional de Fútbol’ playing cards published in Mexico by Novelty Corp de México S.A. de C.V., 2002

Shop Item  Brepols for De Beukelaer’s • Thursday, August 18, 2016

Belgian pattern manufactured by Brepols for De Beukelaer’s Biscuits, c.1950.

Shop Item  W. Flanders Souvenir • Thursday, August 18, 2016

West Flanders Souvenir pack manufactured in Belgium by Mesmaekers, c.1950.

Egypt Souvenir • Thursday, August 18, 2016

Souvenir from Egypt - the home of lovely memories - 54 colour photos, c.1980

Shop Item  Souvenir from Egypt • Thursday, August 18, 2016

Souvenir from Egypt - the home of lovely memories - 54 colour photos, c.1980

Shop Item  Congress 606 ‘Masqueraders’ • Thursday, August 18, 2016

U.S.P.C.C. Congress No.606 ‘Masqueraders’ deck, c.1930

Shop Item  Bicycle ‘Atlanta 1996’ • Thursday, August 18, 2016

U.S.P.C.C. Bicycle ‘Atlanta 1996’

Shop Item  Dutch Pattern • Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cadet Speelkaarten Dutch Pattern made in Belgium by Carta Mundi, c.1990

Shop Item  Paradise Island Casino • Thursday, August 18, 2016

Paradise Island Casino (Bahamas) deck manufactured in France by Grimaud, c.2000

Les Artisans Tunisiens • Thursday, August 18, 2016

“Les Artisans Tunisiens” Jeu de Sept Familles published by Éditions de la Mediterranée, Alpha S.A., Tunis

Genever Giraf • Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dutch pattern advertising deck for Genever Giraf made by Van Genechten in the 1950s.

Shop Item  Atlas Lighting Products, c.1971 • Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Atlas Lighting Products, c.1971

BG Bouw Building Company • Tuesday, August 16, 2016

BG Bouw Dutch Building Company publicity deck manufactured by Carta Mundi, c.1980.

Shop Item  BG Bouw • Tuesday, August 16, 2016

BG Bouw Dutch Building Company publicity deck manufactured by Carta Mundi, c.1980

Piket Fijne Speelkaarten, c.1925-30 • Tuesday, August 16, 2016

‘Piket Fijne Speelkaarten’ by La Turnhoutoise, c.1925-30.

Max Velthuijs for KLM • Monday, August 15, 2016

Playing cards designed by Max Velthuijs for KLM airlines first published c.1964

Shop Item  Van Genechten Bridge • Monday, August 15, 2016

Standard 'Genoese' or 'Belgian' type Bridge pack, made by Van Genechten, c.1960.

Shop Item  Chinese Historical Figures • Monday, August 15, 2016

Chinese Historical Figures playing cards

Shop Item  Café Crème Cigars • Monday, August 15, 2016

Café Crème Specials Cigar advertising deck with Dutch pattern courts and scenic aces by Carta Mundi, c.1980

Shop Item  KLM advertising by Max Velthuijs • Monday, August 15, 2016

Playing cards designed by Max Velthuijs for KLM airlines printed by Carta Mundi, 1970s

Shop Item  Fournier No.1 • Sunday, August 14, 2016

Standard Castilian pattern manufactured in Spain by Heraclio Fournier S.A., c.1980

Shop Item  Barclay Playing Cards • Sunday, August 14, 2016

Barclay Playing Cards by ARCCO Playing Card Co. (Canada) Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, c.1970

Shop Item  Naipes Azahar • Sunday, August 14, 2016

Naipes Azahar Spanish pattern, c.1995

Shop Item  Gemaco First State Bank • Sunday, August 14, 2016

Gemaco First State Bank advertising deck

Shop Item  Gemaco for the Paradise Island Casino • Sunday, August 14, 2016

‘Gemaco’ playing cards produced for the Paradise Island Resort and Casino by The George C. Matteson Company.

Shop Item  Stancraft jumbo-index Maverick • Sunday, August 14, 2016

Stancraft jumbo-index Maverick playing cards, c.1970.

Shakespearean Playing Cards • Saturday, August 13, 2016

Shakespearean Playing Cards designed by Frederick Colin Tilney, made by John Waddington Limited c.1925.

Domino Cards, c.1890 • Saturday, August 13, 2016

Domino Cards by Mesmaekers Frères, c.1890

Shop Item  Domino Cards, c.1890 • Saturday, August 13, 2016

Domino Cards by Mesmaekers Frères, c.1890

Shop Item  Chinese “Chi Chi Pai” • Saturday, August 13, 2016

Chinese “Chi Chi Pai” playing cards manufactured by Mesmaekers Frères, c.1890

Skat Politisch • Saturday, August 13, 2016

Political “Skat Politisch” published by ASS, 1976

Shop Item  Chinese Domino Cards • Friday, August 12, 2016

Chinese Domino cards containing vibrant drawings of traditional scenes on each card.

Toby’s Family Playing Cards • Wednesday, August 10, 2016

“Toby’s Family Playing Cards” published by G. Heath Robinson & J. Birch Ltd, London, 1920s.

Shop Item  Naples pattern • Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Neapolitan pattern No.97 by Modiano in factory wrapper, 1958

Shop Item  Brescia pattern • Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Brescia pattern by Edoardo Pignalosa, 1952

Baroque No.2118 • Saturday, August 6, 2016

“Baroque” by Ferd Piatnik & Sons, Vienna, reflecting a bygone era of fashion.

Pharaonic Souvenir of Egypt • Friday, August 5, 2016

Pharaonic Souvenir of Egypt, c.2010

Sony IBC’86 • Thursday, August 4, 2016

Sony IBC’86 complimentary pack showcasing latest electronic and digital equipment as it stood in 1986.

Shop Item  Jaques’ Happy Families • Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Antique “Happy Families” card game published by John Jaques & Son, 1880s

Nestlé ‘Happy Families’ • Monday, August 1, 2016

‘Happy Families’ published by Nestlé in 1935.

July 2016

Nine Lives Tarot • Saturday, July 30, 2016

Nine Lives Tarot by Annette Abolins, 2013

Nine Lives Playing Cards • Saturday, July 30, 2016

Nine Lives Playing Cards designed by Annette Abolins, 2016

F. X. Schmid Mini-Patience • Friday, July 29, 2016

Miniature Patience playing cards in Rococo style published by F. X. Schmid, c.1960

Naipe Cantaclaro • Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A colourful version of the Spanish Catalan pattern from Colombia, with a crowing cockerel on the 4 of cups.

Naipes La Criolla designed by Anabella Corsi • Saturday, July 23, 2016

Inspired by an archaic Spanish pattern formerly used in Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Shop Item  Naipes ‘Jaque’ • Saturday, July 23, 2016

Naipes ‘Jaque’ by Casabó S.A., c.1997

100 Pipers • Friday, July 22, 2016

100 Pipers Scotch Whisky promotional deck, Waddingtons P.C.Co., c.1973. Includes a Tarot pack offer.

The Streets of London • Friday, July 22, 2016

“The Streets of London” published by John Jaques & Son, London, c.1880

Punch Studios • Wednesday, July 20, 2016

‘Geisha Girls’ playing cards published by Punch Studio, Culver City, CA., 2013

Protea Bridge 999 • Monday, July 18, 2016

Bridge size deck with non-standard suit colours, blue diamonds & green clubs, manufactured by Protea Playing Card Company, Johannesburg.

Test Pilot • Thursday, July 14, 2016

‘Test Pilot’, illustrated by A. B. Bowbeer and published by Pepys Games, 1950s

Shop Item  Lexicon 1st Edition • Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Waddingtons Lexicon 1st Edition, 1932

Shop Item  Naipes ‘El Gaucho’ by Caraven S.A. • Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Naipes ‘El Gaucho’ by Caraven S.A., c.2000

Shop Item  Historia de los Naipes en el Uruguay • Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Historia de los Naipes en el Uruguay, book by Marcos Silvera Antúnez, 2015

Shop Item  Conrad Casino • Monday, July 11, 2016

Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino, 2006

Shop Item  Ingrapa Naipes 210 • Monday, July 11, 2016

Naipes 210 made by Industria Gráfica Papelera S.A., Santa Fe, Uruguay, c.1990

Shop Item  Naipes ‘Victoria' • Monday, July 11, 2016

Naipes ‘Victoria' manufactured by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, c.1985.

Shop Item  Naipes Donald • Sunday, July 10, 2016

‘Naipes Donald’ children’s miniature Spanish-suited Walt Disney playing cards, c.1990

Playing Cards designed by Alvaros • Saturday, July 9, 2016

Playing Cards designed by Alvaros, published by Eduardo Carrión, Montevideo, 2000

Naipes Artiguistas, Entre Rios (Argentina), 1816 • Saturday, July 9, 2016

Naipes Artiguistas published in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Rios province (Argentina) in 1816, by Fray Solano García.

Naipes Charabon made by Industria Gráfica Papelera S.A., Santa Fe, Uruguay, 1983 • Saturday, July 9, 2016

Naipes ‘Charabon’ - depicting the Gaucho as a national hero, Montevideo, 1983

Baraja Club Nacional de Football, Uruguay • Friday, July 8, 2016

100th anniversary of the Club Nacional de Football, Uruguay, 1999.

Souvenir of Turkey • Friday, July 8, 2016

Souvenir of Turkey playing cards by KS Games with scenic photographs on every card.

Help Yourself Society • Thursday, July 7, 2016

The “Help Yourself” Society was formed in 1927 to run fundraising activities for hospitals.

Snap • Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Spear’s “Snap” card game from the 1920s.

Souvenir of New Zealand • Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Souvenir of New Zealand produced by Hema Maps NZ Limited

Shop Item  Naipes ‘Ancla’ • Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Naipes ‘Ancla’ made by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana S.A., c.1980

Air Malta • Tuesday, July 5, 2016

‘Air Rummy’ playing cards published by Air Malta, late 1990s

Shop Item  Kellogg’s Breakfast Game • Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Kellogg’s Complete Breakfast card game manufactured for Kellogg Company, Manchester, ©1997

Four Races • Monday, July 4, 2016

“Four Races” playing cards designed by Latvian artist Vilnis Rasa in 1989

We’re Gonna Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line • Monday, July 4, 2016

“We’re Gonna Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line” wartime card game made by William Sessions Ltd, 1940s

Squadron Scramble • Saturday, July 2, 2016

“Squadron Scramble” card games for identifying military planes, Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, Wisconsin, 1942.

Servicio de Hidrografía Naval • Friday, July 1, 2016

125th anniversary of the Argentinian “Servicio de Hidrografía Naval” (Naval Hydrographic Service), 2004

June 2016

Australia by Steve Parish • Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Australia souvenir deck with photography by Steve Parish

Shop Item  Naipes Gauchescos • Tuesday, June 28, 2016

“Naipes Gauchescos Argentinos”, 2004

Shop Item  Caballos Argentinos • Tuesday, June 28, 2016

“Caballos Argentinos” playing cards with photographs of horses and ponies on each card, anonymous publisher, 2005

Gaucho Naipes • Monday, June 27, 2016

‘Gaucho’ Spanish-suited deck, anonymous manufacturer, made in Argentina, 2001

Milonguita • Monday, June 27, 2016

Naipes de Poker “Milonguita” featuring early Tango music score covers, Gardés Editorial, 2003.

Shop Item  Piñón Fijo • Monday, June 27, 2016

“Piñón Fijo” playing cards with photos of clown on each card, Argentina c.1990

Naipe Criollo Caraí Pujol • Sunday, June 26, 2016

‘Naipe Criollo Caraí Pujol’ with Gaucho designs by Julio F. Parada Seifert capturing the spirit of Argentine country life, 2005.

Filmstars by Publistar, 1962 • Saturday, June 25, 2016

“Filmstars” deck published by Publistar, printed by La Ducale (France), 1962

Piñón Fijo • Friday, June 24, 2016

“Piñón Fijo” is an Argentine clown, whose real name is Fabián Gómez. He is well-known on Argentine children's television.

Millennium • Friday, June 24, 2016

‘Millennium’ limited edition playing cards by Carta Mundi, 1999

Candid Confessions • Friday, June 24, 2016

“Candid Confessions” published by Jaques & Son, Ltd, c.1905

Shop Item  Foto Joker • Thursday, June 23, 2016

'Foto Joker' Spanish playing cards for Matera Color Laboratory, 2008

El Rodeo Talabartería • Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Promotional playing cards produced for ‘El Rodeo Talabartería’ specialising in leather goods and clothing, Buenos Aires, c.2006.

51: Some modern variation • Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A brief survey of some of the current variation in the standard English pattern.

Naipes La Estrella for BOLS by Igor Domicelj, Bs Aires, c.1954 • Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Naipes “La Estrella” Spanish-suited playing cards made for BOLS gin by Igor Domicelj, Buenos Aires, c.1954

Temple Press War Planes • Tuesday, June 21, 2016

“War Planes” playing cards for aircraft recognition published by Temple Press Limited, c.1940

Stage • Sunday, June 19, 2016

‘Stage’ card game © 1904 C. M. Clark Publishing Co. Boston, Mass. with portraits of popular actors and actresses

Victory • Thursday, June 16, 2016

“Victory” by Pepys Games, a splendid game with caricatures of British and German leaders, published in 1940.

Vacuation • Thursday, June 16, 2016

“Vacuation” published by Pepys games, based on the evacuation of children to Reception Areas in the countryside during WW2, c.1939-40

Wüst Spanish pattern • Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wüst Spanish pattern c.1910 advertising Cuban ‘Tropical’ beer.

Shop Item  Cartes à Jouer Espagnoles • Sunday, June 12, 2016

Cartes à Jouer Espagnoles - Catalan pattern, Héron S.A. c.1990

Le Jeu des Alliés • Wednesday, June 8, 2016

“Le Jeu des Alliés” manufactured by Mesmaekers N.V., Turnhout, 1945.

England Expects • Tuesday, June 7, 2016

‘England Expects’ card game published by Pepys Games in 1940.

Convoy • Tuesday, June 7, 2016

“Convoy” WW2 card game published by Tree Brand c.1940, based on wartime naval convoys

Shop Item  Cappellano ‘Vel Cap’ 1960 • Monday, June 6, 2016

VELCAP naipes poker manufactured by Cappellano, Orestes A de Jorge Oneto, c.1960

Shop Item  Naipes Side Car • Sunday, June 5, 2016

Standard English version of Naipes Side Car, manufactured by Luis A. Fourvel y Cía, Buenos Aires, in tax wrapper c.1950

Biography Channel • Thursday, June 2, 2016

The ‘Biography Channel Card Game’, 2002

50: Joseph Reynolds • Thursday, June 2, 2016

A presentation of my database of Reynolds cards.

Filmstars Quartet • Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Filmstars Quartet card game published by F X Schmid, Munich, c.1960

May 2016

49: De La Rue in detail • Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A detailed presentation of the variants of De La Rue's standard cards

Astronaut • Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Astronaut card game published by Pepys Series (Castell Bros) celebrating the arrival of space travel, 1960s

Strange People • Thursday, May 26, 2016

“Strange People” card game produced by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, 1895.

Housewives Tarot • Thursday, May 26, 2016

The ‘Housewives Tarot’ designed by Paul Kepple & Jude Buffum, published by Quirk Books, 2004.

Blog Post   Guru Ganjifa • Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sunish Chabba is working on an initiative to revive traditional Ganjifa, the card game most popular 17th Century India.

Nationalities • Tuesday, May 24, 2016

“Nationalities”, the people of many nations, published by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, c.1897

St Hubert’s Bridge • Friday, May 20, 2016

“St Hubert’s Bridge” published by Éditions Philibert, Paris, c.1956

Ship Sails • Wednesday, May 18, 2016

“Ship Sails” card game c.1885

Paris Scenes • Wednesday, May 18, 2016

“Paris Story” playing cards published by Éditions Philibert, c.1957, showing photographic scenes of Paris.

Corsaires et Flibustiers • Wednesday, May 18, 2016

“Corsaires et Flibustiers” playing cards created by G. Delluc and published by Éditions Philibert, Paris, 1958

Comic Conversation • Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Old Time “Comic Conversation” cards published by McLoughlin Bros, N.Y., c.1887

Merry Game of Old Maid • Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Merry Game of Old Maid published by McLoughlin Brothers, c.1880s

Game of Nations • Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The “Game of Nations” depicting caricatures of traditional costumes manufactured by McLoughlin Brothers, USA 1890s

Die Vogel-Welt No. 351 • Monday, May 16, 2016

Dondorf’s “Die Vogel-Welt” No. 351 quartet game, c.1905

Shop Item  Woolley & Co: “Eurekas” • Saturday, May 14, 2016

Woolley & Co “Eureka” playing cards with green decorative back design, c.1880-1885

Doctor Busby • Thursday, May 12, 2016

“Game of Doctor Busby“- anonymous manufacturer, c.1850.

Mother Goose’s Party, or Merry Game of Old Maid • Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mother Goose’s Party, or Merry Game of Old Maid, McLoughlin Bros., Inc., USA, 1887

Parker Brothers • Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Parker Brothers, Salem, Mass., USA

Doctor Busby • Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Game of “Doctor Busby” published by Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts, USA, c.1890.

Shop Item  Pepys “Express” • Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Pepys “Express” card game 2nd edition c.1955

John Bull • Monday, May 9, 2016

“John Bull”, the Capital English Game published by W. Cremer, c.1865.

Shop Item  Sports Tops and Tails • Monday, May 9, 2016

‘Sports Tops and Tails’ No.290 card game by Piatnik, 1950s

1900 Jeu de Cartes • Saturday, May 7, 2016

‘Jeu de Cartes 1900’ designed by Marie Christine Schira in the Art Nouveau or Jugendstil style, 1979

Funny Families • Saturday, May 7, 2016

“Funny Families” card game manufactured by Woolley & Co, 1890s.

Snap by Woolley & Co • Wednesday, May 4, 2016

‘Cries of London Snap’ by Woolley & Co Ltd, c.1905 with cheerful figures of street vendors.

The Traveler’s Companion • Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The “Traveler’s Companion”, Union Playing Card Co., New York, c.1886

Sefite card game • Monday, May 2, 2016

“Sefite” card game, Woolley & Co,. Ltd, London, c.1905

April 2016

Hollywood Stars • Sunday, April 17, 2016

Hollywood Stars by Maple Leaf B.V., Amsterdam, 1957

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