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Max Velthuijs for KLM

Playing cards designed by Max Velthuijs for KLM airlines first published c.1964

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Playing cards designed by Max Velthuijs (1923-2005) for KLM airlines first published c.1964 and republished several times. Max Velthuijs was a famous children’s illustrator in the Netherlands. During World War II he sometimes assisted in forging stamps for the Dutch resistance in identity papers for people in hiding.

Playing cards designed by Max Velthuijs for KLM airlines first published c.1960 Playing cards designed by Max Velthuijs for KLM airlines first published c.1960

Above: playing cards designed by Max Velthuijs for KLM airlines first published c.1964, this edition published in 1970s and printed by Carta Mundi.

Playing cards designed by Max Velthuijs for KLM airlines first published c.1960
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Founder 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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