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.
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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.
Colour photographs of Turkey, published by Sel Reklam, Antalya, Turkey, c.2000.
Römihártya pin-up deck from Hungary.
Persian Miniatures, made in Hungary c.1990.
Pin-up Rummy Playing Cards, made in Hungary, c.1970.
Hungarian Drinking Skat, c.2004.
Facsimile of ‘Wilhelm Tell’ Hungarian deck by Salamon Antal, Keczkemét, 1860.
Bathing Beauties throughout the ages, published in Hungary, 1967.
Hungarian pin-up deck illustrated by Imre Sebök, c.1960.
“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.
Once the centre of the Ottoman Empire.
‘Ronia’ Genoese Pattern made in Hungary for the Dutch market, c.1970
Piatnik & Söhne “Industrie und Glück” Tarok c.1905-1910.
Artex A/30 brand for Turkey, 1980s.
Luxus No.123 Hungarian seasons pattern manufactured in Hungary by the Playing-Card Factory and Printing House, c.1970.
Non-standard playing cards produced by Artex (Budapest) for the Gdynia-America Line, Poland, c.1958.
Artex Quadrilato No.333 for Tunisia
No.111 by Artex is a copy of Waddingtons standard designs, c1962.
During the 19th century a system of fortune telling arose in Europe using unnumbered, pictorial cards depicting popular imagery with subtitles in several languages.
The court cards in this delightful Art Deco pack represent persons in various colourfully embroidered folkloric costumes. Designed by Hungarian artist Ilona Radnainé Szöredi.
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 on 7 of bells, c.1955-60.
The Hungarian Seasons pattern. With the Hungarian deck you can play a lot of card games. Every village has its own game and rules with this card deck.
Tungsram Playing Cards, Art Deco playing cards from Hungary
Balázs Pál Nagy Tell 3306
Balázs Pál Nagy's Playing Cards
Hadsegélyzö Kártya ('War Aid Pack' or 'War Aid Cards') Nr. 63 designed by Leo Kober and first published by Piatnik, Budapest, in 1917.