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Philips Arlita

Philips 'Arlita' advertising playing cards manufactured by Etabl. Mesmaekers Frères S.A., Turnhout, Belgium, 1925.

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Philips 'Arlita' advertising playing cards made by Etabl. Mesmaekers Frères S.A., Belgium, 1925

Philips Arlita

Philips ‘Super Inductance Arlita’ advertising playing cards, in art deco style and based loosely on the Belgian std. pattern, manufactured by Etabl. Mesmaekers Frères S.A., Turnhout, Belgium, 1925. There are various instances of lamp bulbs hidden in the designs. The Joker (shown right) has the legend “mefiez vous du gaspilleur du courant”.

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Philips 'Arlita' advertising playing cards made by Etabl. Mesmaekers Frères S.A., Belgium, 1925

Above: Philips 'Arlita' Belgian style advertising playing cards manufactured by Etablissements Mesmaekers Frères S.A., Turnhout, Belgium, 1925. 52 cards + Joker, 58x88mms. A green back was also produced. Images courtesy Barney Townshend.

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By Barney Townshend

Member since October 06, 2015

Retired Airline Pilot, interested in: Transformation Playing Cards, Karl Gerich and Elaine Lewis. Secretary of the EPCS. Treasurer of the IPCS.


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