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European Naval Powers

“XVI Century European Naval Powers” deck illustrated by Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano and produced by Heraclio Fournier in 1981.

1981 Europe Spain Heraclio Fournier Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano Navy Political Add to Collection

“European Naval Powers” deck illustrated by Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano and produced by Heraclio Fournier in 1981. The court cards depict prominent personalities from four XVI century European navies, whose names are printed along the side of each card. The four aces show crowned wreaths with the coats of arms of the respective countries.

European Naval Powers deck illustrated by Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano and produced by Heraclio Fournier in 1981 European Naval Powers deck illustrated by Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano and produced by Heraclio Fournier in 1981 European Naval Powers deck illustrated by Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano and produced by Heraclio Fournier in 1981

Above: European Naval Powers double deck illustrated by Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano and produced by Heraclio Fournier in 1981. 2 x [52 cards + 2 jokers + extra card] in box.

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Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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