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.

Last Updated October 31, 2016 at 02:26pm


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