An early stencil-coloured Tarok pack made by L. P. Holmblad, Copenhagen, in c.1850
These finely lithographed playing cards derive their theme from historical and political events and the artistic patrons of the Italian Renaissance.
Engraved Playing Cards, Germany, 1617, by an anonymous artist with the initials I.M.F.
An archaic pack of cards made by Pierre Marechal of Rouen c.1567 represents the model from which our English pack subsequently evolved.
Einar Nerman (1888–1983) was a talented Swedish artist born in Norrköping who designed playing cards during the 1920s.
El Cid fantasy playing cards designed by E. Pastor, Valencia, Spain, c.1875
Humanist pack designed by Melchior Annen (1868-1954) and made by J. Müller & Cie (Schaffhouse).
The outlines of the figures and city views are clearly delineated with attractive ornamental details.
Souvenir playing cards from Malaysia featuring 56 colour photographs of skyscrapers, wildlife, local people and Malaysian fruits with inscriptions in English describing each scene.
Have you ever wondered what it was like inside an 18th century playing card factory?
Production Methods for Small Scale Editions of Playing Cards: some alternative approaches to producing small editions of playing cards
Printing of Playing Cards ::: Stencilling can usually be detected by observing the outlines of the coloured areas which are often irregular with brush strokes discernible in the coloured areas.
For the marriage of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Alexandra of Russia on 23 January 1874.
Victory deck commemorating the Liberation war by Friedrich Gotthelf Baumgärtner, Leipzig, 1815