A complete deck of 52 playing cards (although no Joker cards) contained in a two-piece, green velveteen lined cardboard box. On the outside of the box is a label featuring the text, in Spanish: 'NAIPES/SUPERFICIE PLASTICA/FOURNIER/VITORIA/(ESPANA)' (Translation: 'Plastic Coated Playing Cards' followed by manufacturer details). On the face of each card is a coloured print of a kangaroo standing next to a hoisted Australian flag. Below, encapsulated within a wreath, is the inscription: '1956/Olympic Games/MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA'. Featured on the Four of Clubs card is the manufacturer's details, along with a manually stamped Playing Card Tax Stamp, which is required under Spanish Law. Curiously, the tax stamp is of the type dating from 1960-1964, with an eagle coat-of-arms on a plain background, with the text: 'TIMBRE DEL ESTADO/EXPORTACION'. Furthermore, a date is also manually stamped on the card, confirming the year 1964. This means, that, although the deck may well have been manufactured in 1956, it was not marketed until 1964.
0 - Whole: H: 95 W: 6524mm (H: 3 3/4 W: 256 7/8")