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Published October 06, 2022 Updated October 06, 2022

Detskie

‘Detskie’ children’s cards produced in Russia, 2001.

2001 Russia AAA Cartoon Card Games Add to Collection

Another 55-card pack in the Empire of Cards series, published by AAA in 2001. It includes 52 cards, 2 jokers and a calendar card for the year 2002. The pack shows characters from children's cartoons, both Soviet and foreign, but popular in the Russian world. See the box

Detskie (Children’s cards) published by AAA, Russia, 2001 Detskie (Children’s cards) published by AAA, Russia, 2001 Detskie (Children’s cards) published by AAA, Russia, 2001

Above: ‘Detskie’ children’s cards published by AAA, Russia, 2001. 52 cards, 2 jokers + calendar card for the year 2002 in box.

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By Peter Burnett

Member since July 27, 2022

I graduated in Russian and East European Studies from Birmingham University in 1969. It was as an undergraduate in Moscow in 1968 that I stumbled upon my first 3 packs of “unusual” playing cards which fired my curiosity and thence my life-long interest. I began researching and collecting cards in the early 1970s, since when I’ve acquired over 3,330 packs of non-standard cards, mainly from North America, UK and Western Europe, and of course from Russia and the former communist countries.

Russian Playing Cards

Following my retirement from the Bodleian Library in Dec. 2007 I took up a new role as Head of Library Development at the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) to support library development in low-income countries. This work necessitated regular training visits to many sub-Saharan African countries and also further afield, to Vietnam, Nepal and Bangladesh – all of which provided rich opportunities to further expand my playing card collection.

Since 2019 I’ve been working part-time in the Bodleian Library where I’ve been cataloguing the bequest of the late Donald Welsh, founder of the English Playing Card Society.


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