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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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Anna Gaber

Anna Gaber playing cards from Poland • Jan 01, 1970

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Automotive playing cards

Automotive playing cards designed by Radoslaw Radziejewski • Jan 01, 1970

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Battle of Grunwald

Medieval style playing cards commemorating the Battle of Grunwald (1410), designed and published by Studio Wena, 2011 • Jul 04, 2014

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Cardiology Trials

Cardiology Trials - limited edition playing cards by Krakowskie Zaklady Wyrobów Papierowych Trefl (KZWP), 2003 • Jun 29, 2014

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Disney Collectible Cards

Disney collectable cards showing scenes from Disney animated movies, printed in Poland by KZWP-Trefl, 2003 • Jan 15, 2015

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Folk Cards

Folk Cards designed by Krystyna Gruchalska-Bunsch for Lot Polish Airlines, 1962. • Oct 04, 2021

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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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Jagiellonskie

Jagiellonskie Playing Cards with Polish Kings and Queens, made in Poland • Jan 01, 1970

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Kart do Tarota

78-card Polish tarot pack designed by Edyta Gdek • Jan 01, 1970

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Kasztelanskie

“Kasztelańskie No. 460” playing cards manufactured by Krakowskie Zaklady Wyrobów Papierowych, Crakow, c.1980s • Jul 03, 2014

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Klipp Klapp Karten

“Klipp Klapp Karten” printed by KZWP-Trefl (Poland) for Kindermuseum Oelde (Germany) in 2004 • Dec 01, 2014

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Królewskie

‘Królewskie’ playing cards with Slavic style courts, printed by KZWP-Trefl, 2002. • Feb 28, 2015

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Notgeld - Emergen¢y Money

Notgeld - Emergency Money - was in rare cases issued on playing cards. • Nov 03, 2018

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Piwiarnia Pub in Warsaw

Advertising Deck for the Piwiarnia Pub in Warsaw. • Jun 23, 2019

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Poland

Poland has been involved in playing card production since the 15th century. • Jan 01, 1970

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Polish playing cards

Polish playing cards • Jan 01, 1970

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Polska

Polska with artwork by Katarzyna Tomala & Krzysztof Korzeniak, 2011. • Feb 03, 2021

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Pomorski Poker

Pomorski Poker (Pomeranian Poker) is a gallery of characters from the region: politicians, media, culture, athletes, entrepreneurial women, etc. • Jul 06, 2014

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Prof. Franciszek Bunsch

Prof. Franciszek Bunsch, Polish playing-card designer • Jan 01, 1970

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Quickie Wheelchairs

Uncut sheet of ‘Quickie’ Wheelchairs Quartet card game, made in Poland 2004 • Jan 01, 2015

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Relief of Vienna

“Relief of Vienna” tri-centenary pack, 1983 • Jan 01, 1970

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Rhineland Pattern by KZWP

Rhineland pattern by KZWP. • Feb 04, 2015

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Skat by Franciszek Bunsch

Skat pack designed by Franciszek Bunsch • Jan 01, 1970

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Starościanka

“Starościanka” playing cards manufactured by KZWP-Trefl (Poland), first issued in1998 • Feb 19, 2015

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Veto

‘Veto’ is a Polish CCG game. Players compete for power and influence. The game is set in 17th century. • Jan 15, 2015