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Brepols Genoese pattern

“Cartes Françaises” and Genoese pattern by Brepols.

Genoese pattern by Etablissements Brepols.

“Cartes Françaises” Piquet pack by Etablissements Brepols, c.1930

Above: “Cartes Françaises” Piquet pack by Etablissements Brepols, c.1930. Uncoloured joker.

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Belgian pattern manufactured by Brepols for De Beukelaer’s Biscuits, c.1950 Belgian pattern manufactured by Brepols for De Beukelaer’s Biscuits, c.1950

Above: Belgian pattern manufactured by Brepols for De Beukelaer’s Biscuits, c.1950.

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“Cartes Françaises” Piquet pack by Etablissements Brepols, c.1930

Advertising For GeoLux Enamel Paint

Advertising For GeoLux Enamel Paint

Above: the box is side-opening, and the good quality linen-effect embossed cards have gold-edged corners. Image courtesy Matt Probert.

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By Simon Wintle

Member since February 01, 1996

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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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