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Playing Cards by Azevedo & Cia Ltda

Poker playing cards produced by Azevedo & Cia Ltda (Recife, Brazil). An old and amazing method for printing was used – lithography. Any modern publisher isn’t able to print such “alive” court cards these days.

This Brazilian company was a cigarette maker. Some sigarette makers had their own lithographic presses to print labels for their packs of cigarettes. Sometimes they also used them to print playing cards. The deck was printed by Lithographia da Fabrica Caxias in accordance with the Ad card. As I understand this “fabrica” was a part of  Azevedo & Cia Ltda.

The designer – “?”.

The deck: 52 playing cards + 1 Joker + 1 Ad Card. Poker size. Year – “?” (I think it can be 1990-1930).

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Posted by on 15.05.2013 in Deck of Playing Cards

 

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Playing Cards and Cartoons (Jokes): GGA Cartoon Playing Cards

These GGA cartoon playing cards were printed by Crown Distributing, Inc. in “?”. Poker size.

I don’t have any official information about the cartoonist. But in accordance with rumors the artist can be Bill Wenzel (a cartoonist best known as a widely published GGA*** artist for men’s magazines).

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Jugendstil Playing Cards by Ceska Graficka Unie

Jugendstil Playing Cards printed by Ceska Graficka Unie (since 1920).

Designed by Artus Scheiner (1863-1938).

Dimension of playing cards: 59×91; 49×75; 42×65 mm – 2,32×3,58; 1,93×2,95; 1,65×2,56 in
[standard bridge size: 2.25×3.5 in – 57×89 mm]

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Posted by on 16.03.2013 in Deck of Playing Cards

 

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