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Published April 07, 2013 Updated June 25, 2022

Sikar

Publicity playing cards for the Dutch credit company Sitters & van der Kar. The four Aces and Joker feature abstract geometric designs in the style of Art Deco.

1935 Netherlands Advertising Add to Collection

Sikar

Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland, Amsterdam, 1935

Publicity playing cards for the Dutch credit company Sitters & van der Kar. The four Kings wear fashionable dress of the time, including top hat and tails, whilst the working class Jacks are less pretentious. The four Aces and Joker feature abstract geometric designs in the style of Art Deco. The overall colour scheme is somewhat subdued.

the Joker and the Back design, Sikar playing cards, 1935

Above: publicity playing cards for the Dutch credit firm Sitters & van der Kar. The back shows various affordable repayment plans. 52 cards + Joker, 89x60mm. Different backs are also known. Images courtesy Barney Townshend.

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By Barney Townshend

Member since October 06, 2015

Retired Airline Pilot, interested in: Transformation Playing Cards, Karl Gerich and Elaine Lewis. Secretary of the EPCS. Treasurer of the IPCS.


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