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The best Latvian playing cards were produced just after independence, during the period 1921-1942.

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Alfreds Scwedrevitz

This pack was issued during wartime, in 1936, under the name “Latvian Red Cross Cards No.7”.

Alfreds Scwedrevitz 1936

Black Peter, c.1940

Black Peter card deck for children printed in Riga during World War II, believed to have been designed by a Latvian artist.

Black Peter, c.1940

Four Races

“Four Races” playing cards designed by Latvian artist Vilnis Rasa in 1989.

Four Races 1989

Karlis Krauze

Latvian Patience Cards designed by Karlis Krauze, mid 1930s

Karlis Krauze

Karlis Padegs

Karlis Padegs (1911-1940) was a Latvian artist who designed 17 playing cards in 1936 - joker, aces, kings, queens and jacks.

Karlis Padegs 1936

Latvia Art

Playing cards designed by artist Larisa Kovalass-Kovalevska on the theme of the Latvian folk epic “Lāčplēsis”.

Latvia Art

Latvian Playing Cards

The best Latvian playing cards were produced just after independence, during the period 1921-1942.

Latvian Playing Cards

Orija Nr.20

Reprint of “Lettische Trachten” deck first published in Latvia in 1918.

Orija Nr.20 1918

Privātā

The editors of “Privātā Dzīve” magazine conceived the idea for this new pack, which was designed by artist Lidmila Bulikina and printed by LGL Stils, Ltd in June 2001.

Privātā 2001

Reinholds Kasparsons

Reinholds Kasparsons, a popular Latvian illustrator of the day, designed this pack which was published as The Best Quality Playing cards No.1 in 1932.

Reinholds Kasparsons 1932

Rihards Zarinš

Playing cards designed by Rihards Zarinš, 1921. Latvian indices and with heraldic and hunting motifs reminiscent of the countries' ancient history and folklore.

Rihards Zarinš 1921

Stefans Bercs

In 1923 a competition was announced for a new Latvian pack. The winner of this competition was Stefans Bercs.

Stefans Bercs 1923

Wink Playing Cards

A pack of 53 temporary tattoo designs published by Wink, Riga, Latvia, c.2017.

Wink Playing Cards 2017

Zole

Alfreds Scwedrevitz playing card designs used to advertise Zole Vodka but which were never published.

Zole 1936