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Gdynia-America Line

Non-standard playing cards produced by Artex (Budapest) for the Gdynia-America Line, Poland, c.1958. The initials G.A.L. appear on the Ace of Clubs and the reverse.

playing cards for Gdynia-America Line, Poland, c.1958

Above: Non-standard playing cards produced by Artex (Budapest) for the Gdynia-America Line, Poland, 1958. English indices. The initials G.A.L. appear on the Ace of Clubs and the reverse. The motorship "Batory" was one of two diesel-powered ships completed in 1936 for the North Atlantic run of the Gdynia-America Line. Almost identical packs were produced for Polish Ocean Lines. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

“Artex” was the export brand name “ARt EXport” used by Ofszet- és Játékkártyagyár és Nyomda (Playing-Card Factory and Printing House) after Piatnik pulled out of their Budapest branch. It exported playing cards and many other art products, paintings, etchings, ceramics, etc.

Last Updated January 26, 2016 at 12:18pm

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