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Published December 02, 2022 Updated February 13, 2023

Industrial Bank of Japan

Advertising pack designed by Yukio Hohri for The Industrial Bank of Japan.

1972 Japan Nintendo Yukio Hohri Advertising Banking & Finance Transport Add to Collection

The development of a different means of transport is depicted in each suit of this pack – cars (S), trains (H), boats (C), planes (D) – in date order running from Ace (earliest) to King. Except for one of the Jokers, all the designs are in horizontal format. The attractive back design shows an old map of Japan, a pipe, an open book, a lamp, etc., with the name of the bank at the foot. The cards are elongated and have a linen finish. The designer was Yukio Hohri. This was an edition of 6,000 packs.

advertising playing cards for the Industrial Bank of Japan made by Nintendo PC Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan, 1972 advertising playing cards for the Industrial Bank of Japan made by Nintendo PC Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan, 1972 advertising playing cards for the Industrial Bank of Japan made by Nintendo PC Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan, 1972

Above: advertising playing cards designed by Yukio Hohri for the Industrial Bank of Japan, made by Nintendo PC Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan, 1972. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 extra card + 1 bridge score card + 1 blank card, in box with cardboard sleeve depicting a compass. Size: 58 x 100 mm.

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Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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