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Lion Brand No.1492 : Jet Fuel

Advertising deck for "Jet" fuels, and "Lion Brand" No.1429 manufactured in Belgium by Biermans, 1960s.

Lion Brand No.1492 : Jet Fuels

Advertising for Jet Fuels manufactured in Belgium by Biermans, 1960s; also “Lion Brand 1492” standard English pattern. The Lion (left) was one of Biermans’ many trade marks. In 1970 the firm was merged into Carta Mundi.

Advertising for Jet Fuels manufactured in Belgium by Biermans, 1960s; also “Lion Brand 1492” standard English pattern standard English court cards by Biermans, 1960s

Above: “Lion Brand 1492” standard English pattern manufactured by Biermans; also advertising version for Jet Fuels, 1960s. All images courtesy Matt Probert.

dual-deck produced for Freightliners Ltd around 1969

Above: dual-deck English pattern produced for "Freightliners Ltd" around 1969. Each deck has two identical jokers and a bridge score card. Nice Uranium-orange PVC case!

Omo, c.1969 Omo, c.1969

Above: standard English pattern for Omo in an early Carta Mundi box, c.1969-70. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

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By Matt Probert

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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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