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Published March 05, 2023 Updated March 05, 2023

Bohemia Moravia

Historical figures from Bohemia and Moravia in Piatnik’s traditional style.

1997 Austria Czech Republic Europe Piatnik Historical Add to Collection

In the 1990s, Piatnik extended their range of packs featuring historical characters from different European countries and regions – Scotland, Bavaria, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, etc. This one features historical figures from Bohemia and Moravia (roughly equivalent in area to the modern-day Czech Republic) on the double-ended court cards, including Jan Hus, the religious reformer. The back design includes the arms of both Bohemia and Moravia set against either a red or a blue background. Piatnik No. 2554. See the box

Bohemia Moravia historical playing cards made by Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna, Austria, 1997 Bohemia Moravia historical playing cards made by Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna, Austria, 1997 Bohemia Moravia historical playing cards made by Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna, Austria, 1997

Above: ‘Bohemia Moravia’ historical playing cards made by Ferd. Piatnik & Sons, Vienna, Austria, 1997. 2 x 52 cards + 3 Jokers in double drop-lid box. Size: 58 x 89 mm.

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