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Russian Constitutional Playing Cards, 1909

A rare American Russian political pack depicting events and moods in early 20th century Russia.

1909 Russia USA Dravin Political Add to Collection

Russian Constitutional Playing Cards, 1909

RUSSIAN MONARCH PLAYING CARDS: a rare American Russian political pack by J. Dravin, Roxbury Mass, 1909, depicting events and moods in early 20th century Russia. Each suit has its own colour scheme.

Russian political pack by J. Dravin, Roxbury Mass, 1909

Card images courtesy of an anonymous owner. See article by David Galt et al in "The Playing Card" Vol.30 No.5 March-April 2002.

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By Simon Wintle

Member since February 01, 1996

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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