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Published November 24, 2022 Updated November 24, 2022

Pictures of Riga

Playing cards with colour photos of buildings and monuments in and around Riga.

2015 Latvia Brivs Ltd Photography Souvenir Add to Collection

The 53 colour photos in this souvenir pack of Riga are all quite sharp and relatively up-to-date. For instance, the splendid new National Library of Latvia, opened in 2014, is shown on the Queen of Spades. The names and locations of the views are listed in English on a double-sided extra card and in Latvian in a separate leaflet. There is also a “SPECIMEN” card – an unusual feature in a modern pack – tucked in the box but outside the cello wrapping. The cards have a very glossy finish. The photos were supplied by Brivs Ltd and Shutterstock. See the box

Pictures of Riga playing cards published by Brivs Ltd, Riga, Latvia, c2015 Pictures of Riga playing cards published by Brivs Ltd, Riga, Latvia, c2015

Above: Pictures of Riga playing cards published by Brivs Ltd, Riga, Latvia, c2015. Made in Riga, Latvia. 52 cards + 3 (identical) Jokers + 2 extra cards + “SPECIMEN” card + leaflet in tuck box. Size: 64 x 89 mm.


The leaflet is in Latvian.

Pictures of Riga playing cards published by Brivs Ltd, Riga, Latvia, c2015
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By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

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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