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Black Peter, c.1940

Black Peter card deck for children printed in Riga during World War II, believed to have been designed by a Latvian artist.

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Black Peter, c.1940

Black Peter card deck for children printed in Riga during World War II, believed to have been designed by a Latvian artist. Altogether there are 11 animal pairs (male-female) and 1 Black Peter card (bear). The animals depicted are: elephant, lion, cow, horse, pig, goat, deer, monkey, fox, dog and cat.   See also: Schwarzer Peter   Pekka-Peli   Happy Families   Peruvian Animals Quartet

Black Peter, c.1940

Above: cards from Black Peter card deck for children printed in Riga during World War II, believed to have been designed by a Latvian artist.

See also:   Noddy Happy Families   Jaques' Illustrated Proverbs   Jaques' Happy Families   Walt Disney   Cromy Card Games   Zoo Comics

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By Simon Wintle

Member since February 01, 1996

Founder 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.


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