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Raja Ravi Varma Playing Cards
« on: April 08, 2017, 11:07:05 AM »


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Hi All,

Does anyone know anything about Raja Ravi Varma Playing Cards or Fritz Schleicher and has got a deck or two in his/her collection? These cards were printed between 1910 & 1915 by a German technician named Fritz Schleicher who'd bought the printing press from Raja Ravi Varma in 1901. There is not much information about these decks apart from the articles written by Late Kishor Gordhandas. He had got color pictures of these cards from a French Historian & Playing Cards Collector in and around 1992-93.  I'm looking to get these decks restored and will appreciate if someone can give more information about it. I've tried checking it with a few private collectors in India but no one owns any of the deck by Raja Ravi Varma.

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