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

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

standard Anglo-American playing cards manufactured by Aspioti-Elka of Athens, c.1960s

Above: standard Anglo-American playing cards manufactured by Aspioti-Elka of Athens, probably from the 1960s judging by the tax stamp on the box. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

standard Anglo-American playing cards manufactured by Aspioti-Elka of Athens, c.1960s

Above: in Greece adhesive bands on the package were used for tax purposes which were cancelled with a stamp  more

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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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