Van Genechten “Bayer” Playing Cards, c1963Van Genechten “Bayer” Playing Cards, c1963Van Genechten “Bayer” Playing Cards, c1963Van Genechten “Bayer” Playing Cards, c1963Van Genechten “Bayer” Playing Cards, c1963

Wonderful deck of cards made by Van Genechten c.1963 for Bayer, featuring original humorous illustrations that show various Bayer products being used to relieve headaches and other minor maladies, accompanied by descriptions in Dutch. The Aces celebrate the benefits of Abasin, a Bayer hypnotic and sedative drug of the time; they and the Jokers are in black and white, while the court cards are in color.

The deck has 52 suited cards, plus 2 original Jokers. The cards are bridge size, measuring 90mm x 58mm, and come in a plastic box that is not original.

Several of the cards have very light smudges (separately pictured) that I believe are a manufacturing defect, part of the original printing process; otherwise the cards are “as new.” FWIW, the plastic box is in excellent condition.

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Van Genechten “Bayer” Playing Cards, c1963

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