Beautiful set of pin-up playing cards made by Piatnik c.1957, known generally as the “Baby Doll” cards, packaged for sale in Israel in a Lion box, but made by Piatnik. The decks feature wonderful glamour illustration on each card. Even compared to the decks from the 1950s by U.S. pin-up artists such as Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas, these cards are pretty tame, and by today’s standards they are downright innocent. I do not know the artist.
Each deck has 52 suited cards, plus 3 Jokers the same. The cards are wide, measuring 88mm x 63mm, and they come in the original Lion box.
The cards are in excellent condition, “as new” or very nearly so. The box is in excellent condition, clean but with the noticeable residue of a tag on the lower back.
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