Artex for Turkey
Artex A/30 brand for Turkey, 1980s, made by Játékkártyagyár és Nyomda, Budapest. These Belgian/Genoese type playing cards are based on the French Paris pattern produced by Grimaud in late 19th century, but with green replacing the usual blue. The pattern was used in casinos in Belgium, Spain & South America, and had also been extended into the Ottoman Empire, the Balkans and the Mediterranean from Algeria to Syria. It is also known in Turkey. It is gradually being replaced today by the Anglo-American pattern.
Member since February 01, 1996
Founder 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.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
‘National Costumes of Turkey’ tarot by Industrie Comptoir, Leipzig, c.1800-1825.
Pack featuring six images from the Disney film of the same name, on cards made for Eastern Europe.
Characters and scenes from the Disney film of the same name, on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Featuring Disney Princesses and Enchanting Tales in two sizes of pack made for Eastern Europe.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
“Dvouhlavé Hrací Karty” (Czech Seasons playing cards) made by Obchodní Tiskárny, c.1980.
Whimsical Playing Cards by Turkish designer & illustrator Oksal Yesilok, 2016.
Souvenir of Turkey playing cards by KS Games with scenic photographs on every card.
Luxus No.123 Hungarian seasons pattern manufactured in Hungary by the Playing-Card Factory and Print...
Non-standard playing cards produced by Artex (Budapest) for the Gdynia-America Line, Poland, c.1958....
During the 19th century a system of fortune telling arose in Europe using unnumbered, pictorial card...
The court cards in this delightful Art Deco pack represent persons in various colourfully embroidere...
Hungarian 'Seasons' playing cards made by G. Berger, Alsina 373, Buenos Aires c.1940
32 cards Hungarian "Seasons" pattern, with Argentinean tax stamp and trade mark of six-pointed star ...
The Hungarian Seasons pattern. With the Hungarian deck you can play a lot of card games. Every villa...