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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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Turkey

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Once the centre of the Ottoman Empire.

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Once the centre of the Ottoman Empire.

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Whimsical Playing Cards

Whimsical Playing Cards by Turkish designer & illustrator Oksal Yesilok, 2016

Whimsical Playing Cards

Souvenir of Turkey

Souvenir of Turkey playing cards by KS Games with scenic photographs on every card.

Souvenir of Turkey

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Once the centre of the Ottoman Empire.

Turkey

Turkey

Artex A/30 brand for Turkey, 1980s.

Turkey