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Albinas Borisevičius

Member since July 01, 2010

I have been collecting cards since 1968, of course, then there were no contacts with world collectors, so my collection was very small. It was only in 1991, when Lithuania declared its independence, that it was possible to have contact with the world. It was a great honor for me to attend the IPCS convention in Munich, where I found many friends-colleagues. I managed to make an agreement with the Viennese card factory to print the ancient cards of Lithuania (PILYS).

My area of collecting - classic mirror-type cards and tourist cards - with images of cities, countries, photos. Also topics Sherlock Holmes, Alexander Dumas, Discover, Chess, Basketball, postage stamps on the cards. Since I am already 75 years old, I don't work, so I can't buy old cards (I really like classic cards from the 1920-1950 period). But my opinion is that it is better to have a card copy than nothing, so I will print one set of cards in Vilnius for my collection. Of course, if anyone wants, I can print it for them too. You can see my printed cards here: Lithuania - Orija.

I have published one book in Lithuania about cards and card games (in Lithuanian, about 400 pages): Albinas Borisevicius. Pirmasis padalijimas (The first deal)

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1989 Four Races

Four Races

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

1920 Unknown Publisher

Unknown Publisher

Playing Cards by Unknown Publisher, Georgia (Russia) 1920s.

1936 Zole


Alfreds Scwedrevitz playing card designs used to advertise Zole Vodka but which were never published.

1918 Orija Nr.20

Orija Nr.20

Reprint of “Lettische Trachten” deck first published in Latvia in 1918.


Lithuanian Playing Cards, reprinted by Piatnik, 1995, 2004.


'Pilys' playing cards ('Castles') manufactured in Lithuania by Spindulys Printing House, Kaunas, c.1930-40.

Vaivorykste (The Rainbow)

Vaivorykštė ('the Rainbow') playing cards manufactured in Lithuania by Spindulys, 1930s. The deck has been reprinted by Fournier (Spain, 2004) and also in Lithuania.


Istorinės Historical Deck from Lithuania manufactured by Spindulys Playing Card Manufactory, Kaunas, c.1930s


Kunigaiksciai ('Dukes') playing cards published by Spindulys Printing Co., Kaunas, Lithuania during the period c.1920-1940.

1930 Klubams


Klubams (for the clubs) playing cards manufactured in Lithuania by Spindulys Printing House (Kaunas), c.1930.

1936 Alfreds Scwedrevitz

Alfreds Scwedrevitz

This pack was issued during wartime, in 1936, under the name “Latvian Red Cross Cards No.7”.


8 cards and two jokers from the 'Gironda' pack, showing eminent statesmen and politicians from Lithuania from the 1990s.

1921 Rihards Zarinš

Rihards Zarinš

Playing cards designed by Rihards Zarinš, 1921. Latvian indices and with heraldic and hunting motifs reminiscent of the countries' ancient history and folklore.

1923 Stefans Bercs

Stefans Bercs

In 1923 a competition was announced for a new Latvian pack. The winner of this competition was Stefans Bercs.