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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

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Hungary

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54 Pin-up Motivs

Hungarian pin-up deck illustrated by Imre Sebök, c.1960. • Apr 10, 2019

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Artex No.111

No.111 by Artex is a copy of Waddingtons standard designs, c1962 • May 18, 2014

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Artex Quadrilato for Tunisia

Artex Quadrilato No.333 for Tunisia • Jul 03, 2014

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Austrian Cartomancy Cards

During the 19th century a system of fortune telling arose in Europe using unnumbered, pictorial cards depicting popular imagery with subtitles in several languages. • Apr 23, 2014

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Balázs Pál Nagy's Playing Cards

Balázs Pál Nagy's Playing Cards • Jan 01, 1970

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Balázs Pál Nagy's Tell No. 3306 Playing Cards

Balázs Pál Nagy Tell 3306 • Jan 01, 1970

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Bathing Beauties

Bathing Beauties throughout the ages, published in Hungary, 1967. • Mar 18, 2020

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Gdynia-America Line

Non-standard playing cards produced by Artex (Budapest) for the Gdynia-America Line, Poland, c.1958 • Jul 06, 2014

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Hungarian Drinking Skat

Hungarian Drinking Skat, c.2004. • Aug 27, 2020

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Hungarian Seasons pattern

The Hungarian Seasons pattern. With the Hungarian deck you can play a lot of card games. Every village has its own game and rules with this card deck. • Sep 09, 2010

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Hungary

• Jan 01, 1970

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Magyar Kártya No.123

Luxus No.123 Hungarian seasons pattern manufactured in Hungary by the Playing-Card Factory and Printing House, c.1970 • Jul 23, 2014

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Matyó-Bridge No.50

The court cards in this delightful Art Deco pack represent persons in various colourfully embroidered folkloric costumes. Designed by Hungarian artist Ilona Radnainé Szöredi. • Mar 21, 2013

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Persian Miniatures

Persian Miniatures, made in Hungary c.1990. • Nov 06, 2020

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Römihártya

Römihártya pin-up deck from Hungary. • Feb 26, 2021

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Römihártya Játékkartyagyár

Pin-up Rummy Playing Cards, made in Hungary, c.1970. • Sep 09, 2020

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Ronia Genoese Pattern

‘Ronia’ Genoese Pattern made in Hungary for the Dutch market, c.1970 • Sep 02, 2015

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Tarok c.1900

Piatnik & Söhne “Industrie und Glück” Tarok c.1905-1910 • Jun 03, 2015

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Tell Wilmoś

Facsimile of ‘Wilhelm Tell’ Hungarian deck by Salamon Antal, Keczkemét, 1860. • Aug 22, 2020

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Tungsram Playing Cards

Tungsram Playing Cards, Art Deco playing cards from Hungary • Feb 17, 2010

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Turkey

Artex A/30 brand for Turkey, 1980s • Mar 04, 2015

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War Aid

Hadsegélyzö Kártya ('War Aid Pack' or 'War Aid Cards') Nr. 63 designed by Leo Kober and first published by Piatnik, Budapest, in 1917. • Jan 01, 1970

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War Aid 2

Hungarian War Aid Playing Cards • Jan 01, 1970