Romanian playing cards by Alf Cooke, 1930s
Universal Playing Card Co produced a variety of elegant non-standard packs for export to Scandinavian countries and this one for Romania during the 1930s.
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Curator 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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