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Playing Cards - Sitmar Line, circa 1960s Object Reg. No: HT 7100

Summary:
Set of two boxed packs of playing cards produced for the Sitmar Cruise line, circa 1960s. They were probably made for sale in shipboard souvenir shops. The cards are a good example of the sort of souvenirs produced by post World War Two shipping lines for the tourist and migrant trade.
Description:
Boxed set of 2 packs playing cards (1 Blue, 1 red), each card with 'Sitmar Line' insignia. Blue cards loose, red cards still sealed in plastic. Box grey card with blue edging and 'Sitmar Line' inscribed on lid.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.8 cm (Height), 12.6 cm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Box dimensions only.

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Tagged with: souvenirs, shipping lines, shipping, playing cards, shipping industry
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: 'Sitmar Line' inscribed on lid.
Manufactured For: Sitmar Line (Societa Italiana Transporti Marittimi S.p.A.), Italy, circa 1960s

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