Reckoned by some to be the most beautiful deck ever manufactured by the United States Playing Card Co., this is certainly a rarity!
In around 1775 Rowley & Co attempted to reform the traditional court cards to portraits of the kings and queens of England, France, Spain and Russia.
Satirical Playing Cards by Peter Flötner, c.1545. The suit symbols are acorns, leaves, bells and hearts.
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.
Printing of Playing Cards :: Letterpress printing :: Some notes on the manufacture of playing cards taken from Thomas De la Rue's patent, 1831
Production Methods for Small Scale Editions of Playing Cards: some alternative approaches to producing small editions of playing cards
The Knavery of the Rump playing cards are a satirical portrayal of Cromwell's Government during the period 1648-53
'Baralla Galega' designed by X. Cobas and published by Imprenta Comercial Imprent S.A., La Coruña (Spain) in 1983
Did luxury hand-painted cards have any effect on the plainer cards enjoyed by ordinary folks?
This special pack of playing cards, published in 1908, was available at the Jubilee Exhibition held in Prague.
Swiss Regional Costumes Playing Cards, c.1890, which subsequently developed into the modern souvenir pack.