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Published May 19, 2017 Updated July 29, 2022

New Jacob’s Bible Cards

New Jacob’s Bible Cards published by Lion Playing Cards, Tel Aviv

1970 Israel Lion Playing Cards Piatnik Art & Design Biblical Add to Collection

New Jacob’s Bible Cards published by Lion Playing Cards, Tel Aviv, depicting famous Bible personalities from the Gospel of St James in bright colours on the court cards, whose names appear in Hebrew and English. The four jacks are designed as horsemen and the jokers depict the apple tree of the Garden of Eden and the serpent. The cards are designed by Studio Grebu-Schwadron. See the Box

New Jacob’s Bible Cards published by Lion Playing Cards, Tel Aviv New Jacob’s Bible Cards published by Lion Playing Cards, Tel Aviv

Above: New Jacob’s Bible Cards manufactured by Ferdinand Piatnik & Söhne (Vienna) for Lion Playing Cards, Tel Aviv, c.1970. 52 cards + 3 jokers, size of cards = 88x63 mm. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

See: earlier version of Jacob’s Bible Cards

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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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I have a set of 2 decks in plastic clear box of the same cards.
So nice.


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