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Published May 18, 2014 Updated June 08, 2022

Artex No.111

No.111 by Artex is a copy of Waddingtons standard designs, c1962.

1962 Hungary Játékkártyagyár és Nyomda Waddingtons Artex Add to Collection

No.111 by ‘Artex’ (Játékkártyagyár és Nyomda, Budapest) is a copy of Waddingtons standard designs, totally without permission or assistance from Waddingtons, c.1962. See the Box

No.111 by Artex is a copy of Waddingtons standard designs, c1962 No.111 by Artex is a copy of Waddingtons standard designs, c1962

Above: No.111 by Artex is a copy of Waddingtons standard designs, c1962. “Artex” was the export brand name used by Játékkártyagyár és Nyomda (Playing-Card Factory and Printing House) after Piatnik pulled out of their Budapest branch.

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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.

Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.

Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.

I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.


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