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East African Playing Cards by Heraclio Fournier S.A., 1957.

East African Playing Cards by Heraclio Fournier S.A., 1st edition with different monochrome colours in each suit, published in 1957.

East African Playing Cards by Heraclio Fournier S.A., 1957 East African Playing Cards by Heraclio Fournier S.A., 1957

Above: East African Playing Cards by Heraclio Fournier S.A., first edition, 1957. 52 cards + 2 jokers + title card + explanatory booklet in mock felt slip case. A second edition was published in 1964 with all cards in the same monochrome colour.

REFERENCES

Ferro Torrelles, Victor: Variantes en los Naipes de Heraclio Fournier, La Sota No.12, ASESCOIN, Madrid, Feb 1995.

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I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.

Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.

Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.

I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.


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