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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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Aspioti Elka A.E.

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Greek Heroes

Playing Cards manufactured by Aspioti Elka A.E., 1960, with ancient greek-style courts.

Greek Heroes

Greek Playing Cards

Greek Playing Cards.

Greek Playing Cards

Aspioti Elka A.E.

An unknown brand by Aspioti Elka A.E probably from the 1960s judging by the tax stamp on the box.

Aspioti Elka A.E.