Joker black lettering Romikartya 4 vintage playing card Hungary 1950s stock photo
Hungary, 1950-1959, Abstract, Antique, Beach
This joker playing card was manufactured in the 1950s by Játékkártyagyár és Nyomda (the National Playing Card Factory and Printing Company) of Budapest in Hungary. It is a joker (black lettering) from the pack known as Romikartya 4, which features 1950s pin-up girls, bathing beauties with seaside backgrounds. This joker features the winner of a seaside beauty contest. The company traded from 1950-1974. Following the Second World War, from 1946-1949, the Austrian-owned company Piatnik continued to operate the factory under licence. In 1950 it became the National Playing Card Factory and Printing Company, incorporating several firms such as the factory in Rottenbiller street; Albert Bakács & Son Printing House, and Emil Seidner posters and label printing press.