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Published April 06, 2017 Updated July 04, 2023

Biermans Genoese pattern

Biermans Genoese pattern for Clayson agricultural machinery, late 1960s.

Belgium Biermans Advertising Genoese Pattern Add to Collection

Biermans Genoese pattern playing cards for Clayson agricultural machinery showing a combine harvester on the ace of spades, late 1960s. The older farming machines are now attractive to collectors of classic farm machines and some of them are museum pieces!   See the Score Card

Biermans Genoese pattern for Clayson agricultural machinery, late 1960s Biermans Genoese pattern for Clayson agricultural machinery, late 1960s

Above: Biermans Genoese pattern for Clayson agricultural machinery, late 1960s.

By User:kanahata - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7520465

Above: CLAYSON M122. Half-tracked combine harvester used in rice field in around 1968. Polder museum of Ogata-mura, Akita, Japan.

Marbi Choco Crème

Biermans Genoese pattern for Marbi Choco Crème Biermans Genoese pattern for Marbi Choco Crème

Above: similar to above, gold corners. See the Box.

Kim Cigarettes

Biermans Genoese pattern playing cards for Kim Cigarettes, with an alternative joker design. The court cards have a different colour scheme, borders and different style of index pips. See the Box

Biermans Genoese pattern for Kim Cigarettes Biermans Genoese pattern for Kim Cigarettes

Above: Biermans Genoese pattern for Kim Cigarettes.

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Member since March 02, 2012

I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.

Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.

Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.

I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.


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