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Published June 04, 2011 Updated April 25, 2022

Karlis Krauze

Latvian Patience Cards designed by Karlis Krauze, mid 1930s

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Playing Cards designed by Karlis Krauze

“Latvian Red Cross Cards No.11 - Patience Size”

“Latvian Red Cross Cards No.11 - Patience Size” was issued in the mid 1930s. The pack was created by graphic artist and engraver Karlis Krauze, a lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Arts, together with his students.

Latvian Patience Cards designed by Karlis Krauze, mid 1930s
Tax Stamp

Above: the tax stamp from the Ace of Hearts.

Above: Latvian Patience Cards designed by Karlis Krauze, mid 1930s   (click image to zoom).

This is the fourth National Latvian pack to be published, following the pack designed by Reinholds Kasparsons in 1932.

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