The English Playing Card Society's 10th Anniversary Transformation Playing Cards designed and produced by Karl Gerich, 1993
A set of playing cards designed by Julien Lebleu, an original work in the history of Freemasonry.
Cards from uncut sheet of “Starościanka” playing cards manufactured by KZWP-Trefl (Poland), 2003
A variety of classic, vintage and antique collectible playing cards from around the world to add depth to your collection View More →
Hand-made replica 17th century English playing cards, based on original museum prints
“Monuments and Images of Mexico” for the tourist souvenir market by Clemente Jacques y Cia S.A. 1960
Fortune-telling cards and modern tarot packs have been conjured in a wide variety of conceptions. They involve use of imagination and intuition to assess one’s own thoughts and feelings from the view point of the symbolic images. This is liberating and creative, finding meaning and answers for oneself, rather than having blind faith in religion. Through imagination we can reach the darker regions of the psyche, face our mortality and discover the ethical principles at the heart of religion. View More →
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 →
With about 16% of the Spanish population and a distinct language and culture, Catalonia is one of Spain's richest and most independent-minded regions.
The outlines of the figures and city views are clearly delineated with attractive ornamental details.
Usually featuring advertising messages and images promoting breweries, cigarettes, chocolate, banks, insurance, sea or air travel and other consumables, advertising playing cards are used in pubs and cafés and are a popular publicity item. Some packs are widely distributed, others are more exclusive. In some cases single cards are collected from inside the advertised product to complete a full set. View More →
Advertising playing cards for Capel Vinos S.A. (vineyards), 40 cards, manufactured by Naipes Comas.
Globalstar Satellite Communications playing cards, manufactured by Gráfica 2001, Buenos Aires
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. View More →
‘Black & White’ Whisky advertising playing cards manufactured by Nintendo Playing Cards Co Ltd for Dodwell & Co., 1960s
“4 Elementos” playing cards designed by Marcos Neila Muro celebrating environmental sustainability and ecology, 2014
Playing cards designed by James Acken evoking Celtic myth in all its beauty, mystery and weirdness...
The idea for these playing cards came from Vitaly Fishilevich's love of pirate stories and hidden treasure...
Political playing cards were introduced in the 17th century providing entertainment by satirising or deriding current events and leaders. Propaganda cards, war cards and even educational cards all carry a political message... but at this critical time in history people are awakening to a need for global healing which politicians can’t always deliver. View More →
Political caricature playing cards designed by Antonio Olveira, published by the Malaga newspaper “Diario 16” on the occasion of the 1995 local elections.