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Published July 30, 2022 Updated July 31, 2022

Chernobyl Memorial Playing Cards

Chernobyl Memorial Playing Cards designed by Misery Development Ltd. / Nicolai Aaroe and printed in Ukraine by Noir Arts Playing Cards.

Ukraine Noir Arts Nicolai Aaroe Commemorative Kickstarter 2016

This Kickstarter pack was published in 2016 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the disaster that occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on 26th April 1986 - see here

It was published in both a premium edition and a limited edition, each being limited to 2000 packs. Designed by Misery Development Ltd. / Nicolai Aaroe and printed in Ukraine by Noir Arts Playing Cards (NPCC). In the premium edition the Aces feature external views of buildings or structures from the area; Kings depict internal views; Queens depict rusted and abandoned vehicles in the area; Jacks zoom in on particular objects (e.g. a gas mask). The Limited edition features different Jokers. See the info cards

Chernobyl Memorial Playing Cards designed by Misery Development Ltd. / Nicolai Aaroe and printed in Ukraine by Noir Arts Playing Cards Chernobyl Memorial Playing Cards designed by Misery Development Ltd. / Nicolai Aaroe and printed in Ukraine by Noir Arts Playing Cards Chernobyl Memorial Playing Cards designed by Misery Development Ltd. / Nicolai Aaroe and printed in Ukraine by Noir Arts Playing Cards

Above: Chernobyl Memorial Playing Cards designed by Misery Development Ltd. / Nicolai Aaroe and printed in Ukraine by Noir Arts Playing Cards, 2016.

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By Peter Burnett

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An avid playing card collector since the early 1970s. While the bulk of my collection originates from the UK, Western Europe and the USA, I have always had a “soft spot” for Russian packs - in part because I studied Russian at both school and University in the 1960s, and also because it was in Moscow in 1968 that I stumbled upon my first 3 packs which fired my curiosity and thence my life-long interest.


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