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Irish Historic Playing Cards, 1920

published by W & G Baird Ltd, Belfast and printed by the Irish Playing Card Mfg Co., Cork, 1920-30.
Irish Historic Playing Cards published by W & G Baird Ltd box from Irish Historic Playing Cards published by W & G Baird Ltd

Above: Irish Historic Playing Cards published by W & G Baird Ltd, stationers in Belfast, 1920. The Kings and Queens depict Irish historical royalty. The Jacks are harpers. The backs show typical Celtic decorative artwork. The cards were printed by the Irish Playing Card Mfg Co., Cork, 1920-30. Images courtesy Rex Pitts

See also:  Irish ‘Heroic’ packCeltic Mythology playing cards

References: Goodall, Michael H.: "The Fennell series of Irish Heroic & Historic Playing Cards" in The Playing-Card, Journal of the IPCS, Vol.37, No.3, 2009, pp.169-175.

Last Updated December 30, 2015 at 02:08pm

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