A pack of "anti-religions" playing cards, Soviet Union (state playing card monopoly), published 1933,

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A pack of "anti-religions" playing cards, Soviet Union (state playing card monopoly), published 1933,

Sold for £ 437 (US$ 546) inc. premium

Footnotes

  • Reference: Roger Tilley, "Playing Cards", Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1967, figure 84. An interesting propaganda pack from the USSR. Diamonds represent Judaism, clubs the Russian Orthodox church, spades Confucianism, and hearts Roman Catholicism. The Joker is depicted as a top-hatted Capitalist holding the strings of the four religions.

    "Playing Politics or Cabinet Shuffle" was commissioned by the V & A in 1983. The pack included contributions from leading cartoonists of the day including: Gerald Scarfe, Trog, Marc, and John Springs of The Spectator.

    Provenance: from the collection of the late John Hayter.
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A pack of "anti-religions" playing cards, Soviet Union (state playing card monopoly), published 1933,
A pack of "anti-religions" playing cards, Soviet Union (state playing card monopoly), published 1933,
A pack of "anti-religions" playing cards, Soviet Union (state playing card monopoly), published 1933,
A pack of "anti-religions" playing cards, Soviet Union (state playing card monopoly), published 1933,
A pack of "anti-religions" playing cards, Soviet Union (state playing card monopoly), published 1933,
A pack of "anti-religions" playing cards, Soviet Union (state playing card monopoly), published 1933,
A pack of "anti-religions" playing cards, Soviet Union (state playing card monopoly), published 1933,
A pack of "anti-religions" playing cards, Soviet Union (state playing card monopoly), published 1933,
A pack of "anti-religions" playing cards, Soviet Union (state playing card monopoly), published 1933,
A pack of "anti-religions" playing cards, Soviet Union (state playing card monopoly), published 1933,
A pack of "anti-religions" playing cards, Soviet Union (state playing card monopoly), published 1933,
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