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Published March 18, 2020 Updated April 03, 2024

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Bathing Beauties throughout the ages, published in Hungary, 1967.

1967 Hungary Játékkártyagyár és Nyomda Artex Fantasy Fashion & Costume Pin-up Add to Collection

Bathing Beauties throughout the ages, produced in Hungary, 1967. Swimsuits have changed a lot throughout the ages yet they continue to adapt to new styles and trends. This pin-up style deck features fantasy paintings of women posing in a selection of colourful bathing outfits.

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Above: Bathing Beauties throughout the ages produced by Játékkártyagyár és Nyomda (aka ‘Artex’), Hungary, 1967. 52 cards + 2 jokers + title card in box.

Note from Roddy Somerville

At this stage in the company's history (1967), the name of the company was Játékkártyagyár és Nyomda. It was called Offsetnyomda és Játékkártyagyár from 1975 to 1983 and Offset- és Játékkártyanyomda from 1983 onwards.

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By Rex Pitts (1940-2021)

Member since January 30, 2009

Rex's main interest was in card games, because, he said, they were cheap and easy to get hold of in his early days of collecting. He is well known for his extensive knowledge of Pepys games and his book is on the bookshelves of many.

His other interest was non-standard playing cards. He also had collections of sheet music, music CDs, models of London buses, London Transport timetables and maps and other objects that intrigued him.

Rex had a chequered career at school. He was expelled twice, on one occasion for smoking! Despite this he trained as a radio engineer and worked for the BBC in the World Service.

Later he moved into sales and worked for a firm that made all kinds of packaging, a job he enjoyed until his retirement. He became an expert on boxes and would always investigate those that held his cards. He could always recognize a box made for Pepys, which were the same as those of Alf Cooke’s Universal Playing Card Company, who printed the card games. This interest changed into an ability to make and mend boxes, which he did with great dexterity. He loved this kind of handicraft work.

His dexterity of hand and eye soon led to his making card games of his own design. He spent hours and hours carefully cutting them out and colouring them by hand.


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