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Danbrit playing cards by Alf Cooke, 1930s

1936 Scandinavia United Kingdom Alf Cooke / Universal Danbrit Art & Design Add to Collection

Danbrit playing cards by Alf Cooke, 1936

Danbrit playing cards by Alf Cooke, 1936

Above: seven cards and the Joker from pack made for export to Denmark. Manufactured by The Universal Playing Card Co. Ltd, Leeds, c.1936, and issued as 'Danbrit' No.215. Indices are A, K, D and Kn with small icons representing the respective ranks of K & Kn.

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By Simon Wintle

Member since February 01, 1996

Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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