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September 2018

Punch & Judy • Sunday, September 23, 2018

Punch and Judy card game published by Pepys, 1956.

Kinney Transparent Cards • Saturday, September 22, 2018

Kinney Bros Transparent playing cards with hidden images and fortunes, c.1890.

Red Sea • Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Red Sea fish identification cards published in several languages by Horus of Egypt, 2005.

Emoticon • Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Emoticon playing cards designed by Buy Design Studios, 2016.

Little Grey Rabbit • Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Little Grey Rabbit illustrated by Margaret Tempest, 1954.

Happy Families of the World • Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Happy Families of the World published by Pepys Games, 1963.

Folklore No.2169 • Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Austrian Folklore deck by Piatnik.

Baraja Turística de España • Sunday, September 2, 2018

Baraja Turística de España by Heraclio Fournier, 1966.

August 2018

Davenol Cough Linctus • Friday, August 24, 2018

Davenol Cough Linctus Happy Families published by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

Have A Go • Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Have A Go card game published by Photo-Briton Ltd featuring photographs of waxwork figures from Madame Tussaud’s, c.1950.

Goal Fußball Spielkarten • Friday, August 17, 2018

“Goal” Fußball Spielkarten manufactured by Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne Wien, c1930s.

The Royal Historical Game of Cards • Monday, August 13, 2018

The Royal Historical Game of Cards invented by Jane Roberts and published by Robert Hardwicke, c.1840.

July 2018

Shop Item  Worshipful 1947 Royal Visit South Africa • Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Worshipful Company Royal Visit to South Africa, 1947.

Shop Item  Worshipful 1966 900th Anniversary Westminster Abbey • Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Worshipful Company 900th Anniversary Westminster Abbey, 1966.

Collectors' Playing Cards for Sale • Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Some more interesting playing cards for sale.

ANNOUNCING A NEW BOOK • Tuesday, July 24, 2018

I have written a new book on the history of the British playing card industry.

HOLIDAY COTTAGE FOR RENT • Tuesday, July 24, 2018

My wife and I have recently started to offer a holiday cottage for rent.

60: Some less common Goodall packs, 1875-95 • Tuesday, July 24, 2018

There are some interesting packs from Goodall in the last quarter of the 19th century.

Discover Romania • Monday, July 23, 2018

Discover Romania souvenir published by Editura Foton, 2010.

Garuda Indonesia • Sunday, July 8, 2018

Souvenir playing cards from Garuda Indonesia Airlines, the national airline of Indonesia.

Mary Queen of Scots • Thursday, July 5, 2018

Mary Queen of Scots and other Tudor period dignitaries, published by Piatnik, 1990.

Blog Post   Bharata Playing Cards • Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Bharata Playing Cards - Series 2, based on Indian folk art, published by Sunish Chabba, 2018

June 2018

Shuffled Symphonies • Friday, June 29, 2018

Shuffled Symphonies published by Pepys Games in association with Walt Disney, 1939.

Salon-Karte No.66 • Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Salon-Karte No.66 designed by Walter Krauss, c.1970

Shop Item  Hunt’s P.C. Manufacturing Co Ltd • Monday, June 25, 2018

Hunt’s Playing Card Manufacturing Company Ltd, c.1875

Naipes Parliament por Caloi • Sunday, June 24, 2018

Carlos Loiseau, better known as ‘Caloi’, was a cartoonist whose designs for Parliament Cigarettes were first published in the early 1970s.

Shop Item  Cigarillos Parliament by Caloi • Sunday, June 24, 2018

Cartoon faces for Parliament Cigarettes, 1970s

World Leaders Snap • Friday, June 22, 2018

World Leaders Snap published around WW2, c.1940.

Chief Cities Quartettes • Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hand-made ‘Chief Cities Quartettes’ card game, c.1910.

Burj Al Arab hotel, Dubai • Saturday, June 16, 2018

Gold plated souvenir playing cards from the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel in Dubai.

May 2018

Famous Pirates • Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Playing Cards of Famous Pirates, 2012.

Monty Gum ‘Stars Play’ • Monday, May 21, 2018

‘Stars Play’ card set published by Monty Gum, Leiden, 1988.

Romania Unique Places • Monday, May 21, 2018

Romania Unique Places souvenir playing cards by Age Art.

Olympia Sport Quartett • Sunday, May 20, 2018

Olympia Sport Quartett designed by Siegfried Riediger, 1953.

Dartmouth Happy Families • Thursday, May 17, 2018

“Dartmouth Happy Families” printed by Tozer & Co, 1989 to raise funds for Dartmouth Swimming Pool.

Shop Item  James English & Co., c.1875 • Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Full deck by James English & Co (London) c.1875

Shop Item  Pneumatic and Boudoir brochure • Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Publicity leaflet featuring “Pneumatic” and “Boudoir” playing cards, c.1930.

Mickey’s Fun Fair • Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mickey’s Fun Fair published by Pepys Games in collaboration with Walt Disney, 1939.

Snow White 1st edition • Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Snow White card game 1st edition published by Castell Brothers Ltd (Pepys), 1937.

Snow White 2nd edition • Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Snow White 2nd edition published by Pepys Games, 1951.

Foreign Legion • Sunday, May 6, 2018

Foreign Legion published by Pepys, 1960.

Crime Club • Friday, May 4, 2018

Crime Club card game by Peter Cheyney, issued by Pepys Games, 1939.

April 2018

Pinocchio • Monday, April 16, 2018

Pinocchio card game published by Pepys Games, 1940.

Bicycle Playing Cards, 1st edition • Thursday, April 12, 2018

1st edition of famous Bicycle Playing Cards printed by Russell & Morgan Printing Co., Cincinnati, 1885.

Amorous Translucent Playing Cards • Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Amorous Translucent Playing Cards, French, c.1850.

Hercules • Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hercules card game published by Herclio Fournier, 1997.

I Commit • Tuesday, April 10, 2018

“I Commit” crime club card game invented by Laurence Meynell, Pepys Games, 1948.

A Goofy Movie • Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A Goofy Movie card game published by Heraclio Fournier, 1996.

Mickey and the Beanstalk • Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mickey and the Beanstalk card game devised by Ern Shaw for Pepys Games, 1947.

Leipzig Exhibition Skat, 1897 • Wednesday, April 4, 2018

“Leipziger Skat-Karte” depicting scenes from the Leipzig Industry and Trade Exhibition designed by Arthur Lewin, 1897.

Trains • Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Trains card game with pictures by Ian Allan, published by Pepys, 1962.

Neue Deutsche Spielkarte • Monday, April 2, 2018

Neue Deutsche Spielkarte (Reformkarte) conceived by Dr. Timon Schroeter, 1883.

007 Die Another Day • Sunday, April 1, 2018

“007 Die Another Day” James Bond themed playing cards, 2002.

March 2018

Dan Dare • Saturday, March 31, 2018

Dan Dare sci-fi card game based upon Frank Hampson’s pictures in the Eagle comic, published in 1953.

Musikalisches Kartenspiel • Saturday, March 31, 2018

Facsimile of Dondorf’s “Musikalisches Kartenspiel” (c.1862) published by Lo Scarabeo, 2004

International Football Whist • Saturday, March 31, 2018

International Football Whist published by Pepys Games, 1947.

Piktee or League Championship • Friday, March 30, 2018

“Piktee” or League Championship published by Roberts Brothers, 1938.

Gulliver’s Travels • Saturday, March 24, 2018

Gulliver’s Travels by Pepys Games, based on the cartoon film, 1940.

No.4 Special Whist • Thursday, March 22, 2018

No.4 Special Whist (American Skat) playing cards made by the Russell & Morgan Printing Company, 1889.

Pinocchio • Thursday, March 22, 2018

Pinocchio fairy tale playing cards illustrated by Iassen Ghiuselev for Lo Scarabeo, 2003.

Jeu Grotesque • Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Jeu Grotesque was first published in France c.1800.

Dal Negro Bridge set • Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dal Negro Bridge set featuring old Vienna pattern courts.

Film Stars • Friday, March 16, 2018

Film Stars from the 1960s with photography by Sam Levin.

Faraway Tree • Friday, March 16, 2018

Faraway Tree was first published in 1950 based on the stories by Enid Blyton.

Carte Romane • Thursday, March 15, 2018

“Carte Romane” designed by Giorgio Pessione, 1973, celebrating the history of Rome.

Cuccù • Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Cuccù or Cucco, an ancient Italian card game, published by Masenghini, 1979.

Sarde Pattern • Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sarde pattern published by Modiano, c.1975, based on early XIX century Spanish model.

Trentine Pattern • Saturday, March 10, 2018

Trentine Pattern

Triestine Pattern • Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Triestine pattern is derived from the Venetian (Trevisane) pattern but with its own characteristics.

Primiera Bolognese • Friday, March 9, 2018

Primiera Bolognese by Modiano, c.1975

Bergamasche Pattern • Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Bergamasche Pattern by Modiano, 1970s.

Spectrum Bridge by Cartamundi • Saturday, March 3, 2018

Spectrum Bridge by Cartamundi

Translucent Playing Cards • Friday, March 2, 2018

Translucent Playing Cards, 19th century French from the Biedermeier period

Skits • Friday, March 2, 2018

Skits, an instructive card game which sharpens the wits, c.1900.

Benadryl® • Friday, March 2, 2018

Benadryl ® family fun playing cards, c.2000.

Adelaide Casino • Thursday, March 1, 2018

Adelaide Casino by Spicers Paper Ltd, 1987

February 2018

Non-Revoke • Monday, February 26, 2018

Non-Revoke Playing Cards manufactured by Universal Playing Card Co Ltd for Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games, c.1930.

Market or Covent Garden • Sunday, February 25, 2018

Market or Covent Garden game published by Kum-Bak, 1930s.

Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games • Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games MFG Co., Ltd, London S.E.11

Goal! • Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Goal! (1st edition) published by Pepys games, 1960.

Zum • Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Zum card game published by Milton Bradley Co., c.1905.

Calavera Playing Cards • Thursday, February 15, 2018

Calavera playing cards designed by Jirs Huygen for Cartamundi, 2015

Erlenmeyer City Sights • Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Erlenmeyer City Sights hand-illustrated playing cards by Stephanie Gray, 2015.

Desperanto • Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Desperanto language game by Qui Vive Ltd, c.1990.

Blog Post   Bharata Major Arcana Tarot • Friday, February 9, 2018

Bharata Major Arcana Tarot by Ishan Trivedi & Sunish Chabba, 2018. Inspired by Indian art forms.

Baggy Clown Joker • Thursday, February 8, 2018

Evolution of American Bank Note Co's “Baggy Clown” Joker

Shop Item  Marfil 1ª, Hija de B. Fournier, c.1945 • Tuesday, February 6, 2018

'Marfil 1ª' playing cards by Hija de B. Fournier, Burgos for export to Argentina, c.1945.

Cosmopolitan № 2121 playing cards • Monday, February 5, 2018

“Cosmopolitan” № 2121 playing cards designed by Russian artist Valeri Mishin, 1996

Blog Post   Estate Playing Cards • Sunday, February 4, 2018

Estate Playing Cards with five suits designed by Keith Wilson

Greek Mythology • Saturday, February 3, 2018

Greek Mythology playing cards published by Michalis Toubis S.A., 1995.

Wizard of Oz • Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wizard of Oz card game published by Pepys, 1940,

January 2018

Five Suit Bridge • Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Five Suit Bridge was invented in Vienna in 1937 by Walter W. Marseille and Dr. Paul Stern.

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