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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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Navarra

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Jonas Fouquet Navarra Pattern

Navarra Pattern by Jonas Fouquet, c.1720 and c.1820. • Dec 17, 2017

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Navarra Pattern

Navarra Pattern produced for the Pamplona General Hospital Monopoly. • Dec 10, 2017

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Navarra Pattern, 1682

Navarra pattern produced for the Pamplona General Hospital Monopoly in 1682. • Dec 11, 2017

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Navarra Pattern, 1793

Navarra pattern by an unknown cardmaker with initials I. I., 1793. • Nov 11, 2017

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Navarra, XVII Century

Facsimile of 17th century Spanish-suited playing cards produced by Erregeak, Sormen S.A., Vitoria-Gasteiz (Alava), Spain, 1988. • Aug 27, 2011

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Pedro Varangot, 1786

Archaic Navarra pattern produced for the Pamplona General Hospital Monopoly by Pedro Varangot in 1786. • Dec 11, 2017