The Jaime Ortiz-Patiño Collection of Early Playing Cards (catalogue published 1995), acknowledged as one of the greatest collections in private hands, was assembled over the course of nearly three decades by Jaime Ortiz-Patiño (1930-2013), President of the World Bridge Federation over three terms from 1976-1986 and, at the time of his passing, President Emeritus of the World Bridge Federation. It contains many rare and wonderful sets of cards, from the earliest Italian tarot cards through early modern educational and political sets to modern commemorative packs.


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