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Garuda Indonesia

Souvenir playing cards from Garuda Indonesia Airlines, the national airline of Indonesia.

Souvenir playing cards from Garuda Indonesia Airlines, the national airline of Indonesia, named after the holy bird Garuda from the national emblem of Indonesia. The court cards appear to depict ethnic Indonesian characters. See the Box

Souvenir playing cards from Garuda Indonesia Airlines Souvenir playing cards from Garuda Indonesia Airlines

Above: souvenir playing cards from Garuda Indonesia Airlines. Unknown manufacturer. The cards are made of low quality paper, rather poorly cut, BUT take a look at the design! Images courtesy Matt Probert.

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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

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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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