This attractive pack shows some of the 160 motorcycles displayed in the motorcycle museum in Chlumčany, Czech Republic, which was opened in 2011. The museum's collections include complete pre-war lines of JAWA, ČZ and Praga motorcycles. The exhibition also includes a complete collection of ČZ and ESO motocross specials.
The pack, which is undated but clearly post-2011, features the photographs of Robert Sobčák, and was published by Petr Mičánek, a publisher of card games, playing cards, colouring books and promotional materials since 2010.
All the cards display different named motorcycles: the aces show a single motorcycle displayed horizontally; the court cards show double-ended motorcycles, while the pip cards display a single motorcycle at the bottom, with the pips arranged symmetrically above. There are two identical jokers and an extra card promoting the publisher. See the box►
Member since July 27, 2022
I graduated in Russian and East European Studies from Birmingham University in 1969. It was as an undergraduate in Moscow in 1968 that I stumbled upon my first 3 packs of “unusual” playing cards which fired my curiosity and thence my life-long interest. I began researching and collecting cards in the early 1970s, since when I’ve acquired over 3,330 packs of non-standard cards, mainly from North America, UK and Western Europe, and of course from Russia and the former communist countries.
Following my retirement from the Bodleian Library in Dec. 2007 I took up a new role as Head of Library Development at the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) to support library development in low-income countries. This work necessitated regular training visits to many sub-Saharan African countries and also further afield, to Vietnam, Nepal and Bangladesh – all of which provided rich opportunities to further expand my playing card collection.
Since 2019 I’ve been working part-time in the Bodleian Library where I’ve been cataloguing the bequest of the late Donald Welsh, founder of the English Playing Card Society.
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