The World of Playing Cards Logo
Published January 21, 2024 Updated January 21, 2024

Belgian/Genoese pattern from Turkey

All-plastic cards of the Belgian/Genoese type, made in Turkey.

2000 Turkey Uğur Plastik Kart Genoese Pattern Add to Collection

Other than cards of the Anglo-American type, the most commonly used playing cards in Turkey are those of the Belgian/Genoese type. They usually have indices in French, as here. These particular cards are all plastic and were made by an Istanbul company, Uğur, founded in 1992 and specialising in plastic products. The cards have grey backgrounds, giving them a metallic look. All the court cards carry the legend “MADE IN TURKEY”, while the maker’s name (Uğur, which means ‘luck’ in Turkish) appears on all the Aces and Jokers. The registration of the colours is not always accurate, as can be seen on one of the Jokers. It is not clear from the company’s website whether these cards are still in production. See the box

Belgian/Genoese type playing cards made by Uğur Plastik Kart Sanayi A.Ş., Istanbul, Turkey, c2000 Belgian/Genoese type playing cards made by Uğur Plastik Kart Sanayi A.Ş., Istanbul, Turkey, c2000 Belgian/Genoese type playing cards made by Uğur Plastik Kart Sanayi A.Ş., Istanbul, Turkey, c2000

Above: Belgian/Genoese type playing cards made by Uğur Plastik Kart Sanayi A.Ş., Istanbul, Turkey, c2000. 52 cards + 2 Jokers in tuck box. Size: 58.5 x 88 mm. Purchased in Turkey, 2001.

Uğur Plastik website

avatar
434 Articles

By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


Related Articles

Woodblock and Stencil King of Diamonds

Woodblock and Stencil King of Diamonds

A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.

Woodblock and Stencil Queen of Clubs

Woodblock and Stencil Queen of Clubs

A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.

Woodblock and Stencil Jack of Clubs

Woodblock and Stencil Jack of Clubs

A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.

Woodblock and Stencil Joker

Woodblock and Stencil Joker

A limited edition art print of the 1984 woodblock joker.

2000 Belgian/Genoese pattern from Turkey

Belgian/Genoese pattern from Turkey

All-plastic cards of the Belgian/Genoese type, made in Turkey.

1800 Costumes of Turkey Tarot

Costumes of Turkey Tarot

‘National Costumes of Turkey’ tarot by Industrie Comptoir, Leipzig, c.1800-1825.

1900 Wüst playing cards with International scenic aces
2000 I L♥ve Turkey

I L♥ve Turkey

Colour photographs of Turkey, published by Sel Reklam, Antalya, Turkey, c.2000.

1920 Brazil Pictorial Aces

Brazil Pictorial Aces

Genoese pattern with Pictorial Aces for Brazil by Brepols, Turnhout, c.1920.

Biermans Genoese pattern

Biermans Genoese pattern

Biermans Genoese pattern for Clayson agricultural machinery, late 1960s.

Genovesi Pattern

Genovesi Pattern

Genoese pattern from Italy.

Jean Borin

Jean Borin

‘Cartes de Luxe’ with artwork by Belgian artist and designer Jean Borin (1907-1997).

2016 Whimsical Playing Cards

Whimsical Playing Cards

Whimsical Playing Cards by Turkish designer & illustrator Oksal Yesilok, 2016.

Souvenir of Turkey

Souvenir of Turkey

Souvenir of Turkey playing cards by KS Games with scenic photographs on every card.

Turkey

Turkey

Once the centre of the Ottoman Empire.

Ronia Genoese Pattern

Ronia Genoese Pattern

‘Ronia’ Genoese Pattern made in Hungary for the Dutch market, c.1970

Brepols Genoese pattern

Brepols Genoese pattern

“Cartes Françaises” and Genoese pattern by Brepols.

1960 Eldar by Memco

Eldar by Memco

‘Eldar’ upholstery fabrics advertising deck by Middle East Manufacturing Co of Beirut, Lebanon, c.19...

Turkey

Turkey

Artex A/30 brand for Turkey, 1980s.

Artex Quadrilato for Tunisia

Artex Quadrilato for Tunisia

Artex Quadrilato No.333 for Tunisia

Standard Genoese

Standard Genoese

Van Genechten manufactured playing cards in various styles, including specially customised versions ...

1920 Genoese pattern

Genoese pattern

The design is purely 'Parisian' but the colouring is green, red, yellow and black. Belgium has taken...

Naipes Side Car - Genoese type

Naipes Side Car - Genoese type

Naipes Side Car - Genoese type.

1965 Biermans for the Estanco de Naipes del Peru

Biermans for the Estanco de Naipes del Peru

Standard Genoese pattern with French indices made by Biermans for Cigarrillo Holiday and the Estanco...