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. Non-standard playing cards courts .Double deck. Karla Padega, a most amazing and beautiful designed deck of cards, yet sometimes disturbing and sinister, such as JC wearing a gas mask, also aces have unusual designs, similar themes, lovely art, both decks in a specially designed dd box, 52 + 2 Special .jokers + 52 + 2 Special. Jokers + sp. box all MINT 17 cards of the cards, the Aces, court cards and Joker were drawn by Karla Padega (1911-1940), the most recognised artist in Latvia, in 1936 they were shown in a one man exhibition of his work in the same year
the cards were given to his friend who left Latvia at the start of WWII.

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