Playing cards showing the influence of ‘Jugendstil’ manufactured by the Soviet Playing Card Monopoly (U.S.S.R.) 1930.
The Nederlandsche Oliefabriek Calvé of Delft was formed when Nederlandsche Oliefabriek and the French company Calvé merged in 1897.
“In der Fuehrer’s Face” playing cards designed in 1945 by Antonio Arias Bernal and published in 2002 by Bill Schroeder & M.R. Steele
A variety of classic, vintage and antique collectible playing cards from around the world to add depth to your collection View More →
Card Crawl is a solitaire style Dungeon Crawler played with a modified deck of standard cards
Two collectable sets of cards featuring Cats and Dogs as Royalty through the ages.
This special pack celebrates the 40th anniversary of the film Jaws.
Viridian playing cards are a modern twist inspired by the classics. Influenced by vintage design and refined by modern aesthetics.
Celtic Myth playing cards are the third and final set of cards in a series based around the themes of Celtic mythology and society.
Inspired by ancient symbology and traditional playing cards, Omnia is the third pack designed by Giovanni Meroni.
The portrayal of national or ethnic identity on playing cards reflects the different cultural backgrounds, native communities and language groups which co-exist in the world today, celebrating their accomplishments, art and histories. The indigenous capacity to assert itself with dignity in the face of modernity shines through these cards. Sometimes their costumes are better than the fashion industry. View More →
‘Ganjifa’ playing cards made in Sheopor in the North of Madhya Pradesh province in Central India
The games we play mirror the world we live in. Children don’t play card games any more because they prefer computer games, which are the ultimate excitement. Antique and vintage children’s card games offer nostalgic memories of the fashions and social stereotypes of past eras and are a study in social anthropology. View More →
Jaques' Quits card game, c.1880-85, with portraits of monarchs inside suit symbols in red, blue and yellow, designed to assist in the education of school children in British history.
The playing card calls for artistic treatment and although the constrained size imposes some limitations there is an almost bewildering wealth and variety of designs in playing cards and their tuck boxes. The serious player requires design to be unobtrusive so that aesthetic considerations remain in the background. However, with modern manufacturing technology more eye-catching designs are becoming popular as gifts, collectibles and for their attractive appearance. View More →
Humanist pack designed by Melchior Annen (1868-1954) and made by J. Müller & Cie (Schaffhouse).
The 19th century saw the rise of European tourism, especially in Switzerland. Souvenir playing cards depict the aesthetic, political, social, cultural and economic standpoints of the countries to which they belong and remind us of our journey. They usually feature beauty spots, local customs, gastronomy, heritage or other attractions and are closely related to shopping... View More →
Several editions of Panama Souvenir Playing Cards were issued by the USPCC between 1908 - 1926.
This special pack of playing cards, published in 1908, was available at the Jubilee Exhibition held in Prague.
Popular culture, cinema, tv and global brands today are a product of the economically more developed countries and arise from a combination of advances in industrial technology and increased leisure time. It aims to be sold to large numbers of people as a commodity. Certain currents of pop culture may originate from or diverge into a subculture. View More →
“Fable III” playing cards created by Lionhead Studios depicting characters in the role-playing video game published by Microsoft Game Studios in 2010.
Quantum playing cards were designed by Catherine Geaney in 2010 for her final year at college.