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March 2017

Early Tarot Cards • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tarot, originally a 15th century card game, has evolved into a form of personal mysticism and spirituality.

Norway’s Beauty Spots • Monday, March 20, 2017

Views of Norway’s Beauty Spots Souvenir playing cards published by Nyborg in collaboration with Oslo Travel Association, 1950s.

Shop Item  Ataque Football game • Sunday, March 19, 2017

“Ataque”, a card game simulating football manufactured in Buenos Aires by Vigor S.R.L., 1958

Georg Kapfler • Monday, March 13, 2017

Antique deck of old Bohemian playing cards of the German type manufactured by Georg Kapfler and dated 1611.

Vienna (ex-Lyon) pattern • Sunday, March 12, 2017

‘Vienna pattern’ derived from archaic Lyon pattern by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne A.G., c.1926-1934

Shop Item  Cartas Gitanas - Gypsy Fortune Telling Cards • Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cartas Gitanas - Gypsy Fortune Telling Cards published by Naipes Vigor, Bs Aires, c.1960

Prince of Wales National Relief Fund 1914 • Saturday, March 11, 2017

A two-pack patience set produced by Thomas De la Rue on behalf of the Prince of Wales National Relief Fund in 1914.

Shop Item  Naipes Merlín for Total Magnesiano • Tuesday, March 7, 2017

“Naipes Merlín” Catalan pattern produced by Kit Produccion y Diseño S.A., Argentina, 2009

Cartas Gitanas - Argentine Fortune-telling cards, c.1955 • Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The designs of these fortune-telling cards are largely taken from nineteenth century Austrian "Rural Scenes" Tarock cards.

Shop Item  Naipes Merlín for Bingo Begui • Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Naipes Merlín produced by Kit Produccion y Diseño S.A. for Bingo Begui, 2007

Shop Item  Italcred • Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Pack produced exclusively for Italcred credit card customers, c.2005

Shop Item  America Online Beach • Tuesday, March 7, 2017

«America Online Beach» promotional playing cards, Spanish suit system, non-standard designs, 2006.

Elephante No.50 • Saturday, March 4, 2017

‘Elephante No.50’ Cadiz pattern produced in Brazil, probably by Azevedo & Cia, Recife, c.1920

Cádiz Type playing cards • Friday, March 3, 2017

Cádiz Pattern playing cards

Shop Item  Paparazzi Pin-up Deck • Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Paparazzi Pin-up deck promoting “Mi Bingo” 2005

February 2017

Shop Item  Bodegas Trapiche Día del Amigo, 2003 • Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bodegas Trapiche Día del Amigo, 2003

Shop Item  Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals, c.1998 • Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals - Accupril & Lipitor, c.1998

Collectors' Playing Cards for Sale • Thursday, February 23, 2017

Some more interesting playing cards for sale.

Shop Item  World Cup ’98 • Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Promotional pack celebrating World Cup ’98 football teams for Paradigma Consulting Group, 2000.

Shop Item  Desafio Football Caricatures • Wednesday, February 22, 2017

“Desafio” Spanish-suited playing cards with caricatures of football players on every card, c.2000

Naipes Garaycochea • Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Humorous playing cards designed by Carlos Garaycochea, Buenos Aires, c.2002.

Shop Item  Naipes Garaycochea • Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Humorous playing cards with cartoons on courts and jokers designed by Carlos Garaycochea, Buenos Aires, c.2002.

“Maxi Puke 201” Circus Poker • Monday, February 20, 2017

“Maxi Puke 201” Circus Poker brand produced by Wenyu Paper Products, Shanghai

Pack of Royals • Thursday, February 16, 2017

Willie Rushton’s “Pack of Royals” featuring caricatures of the Royal Family, 1995

57: China 3 • Thursday, February 9, 2017

A third and final look at some Chinese cards

Master of the Playing Cards • Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Animal suited playing cards engraved by the Master of the Playing Cards, Germany, c.1455

Sola-Busca Tarocchi • Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Sola-Busca Tarocchi, c.1491

Historic Shakespeare • Sunday, February 5, 2017

Historic Shakespeare with courts featuring Shakespearean characters, Chas Goodall & Son, 1893

Desafio Football Caricatures • Sunday, February 5, 2017

“Desafio” playing cards with football player caricatures, c.2000

Shop Item  Escolazo • Friday, February 3, 2017

Naipes Escolazo manufactured by Gráfica S.A., Buenos Aires, c.1978

Shop Item  Carlos V • Friday, February 3, 2017

“Carlos Vº” Catalan pattern by Gráfica S.A., Buenos Aires, 1980s

Shop Item  Inter-Continental Hotel • Thursday, February 2, 2017

La Española Spanish-suited cards for Inter-Continental Hotel, Buenos Aires, 2005

Shop Item  Imparciales cigarettes • Thursday, February 2, 2017

Catalan pattern for Imparciales cigarettes printed by Gráfica S.A., Buenos Aires, 1980s

Shop Item  Gaucho Scrapbook • Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Recado de Bastos (‘Gaucho Scrapbook’) Gaucho-themed deck from Argentina, c.2006.

Shop Item  Bodegas Michel Torino • Wednesday, February 1, 2017

La Española 2000 for Bodegas Michel Torino, 2005

January 2017

Shop Item  ServiClub • Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Spanish Cádiz pattern for YPF ServiClub Loyalty Card, 2001

Shop Item  Mickey Mouse y Amigos • Tuesday, January 31, 2017

“Mickey Mouse y Amigos” Spanish-suited playing cards mimicking Fournier’s Castilian pattern, 2001.

Shop Item  Sika Construction Materials • Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Spanish Cádiz pattern for Sika Construction Materials, Argentina, 2008

Shop Item  Aventis Pasteur Pharmaceuticals • Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Spanish Cádiz pattern for Aventis Pasteur S.A, 2004

Shop Item  Fernet Capri • Tuesday, January 31, 2017

La Española Classic pattern for "Fernet Capri", 2006.

Shop Item  Coimexpor Argentina S.A. • Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Deck for Coimexpor V8 Lights cigarettes, 2008

Shop Item  Spanish Cádiz pattern for Plastigal Juegos S.R.L • Monday, January 30, 2017

Spanish Cádiz pattern by Gráfica 2001 for Plastigal Juegos S.R.L. c.2000.

Shop Item  RedElec Argentina • Monday, January 30, 2017

Publicity pack for RedElec Argentina electricity network, c.2008

Shop Item  Taller 4 • Sunday, January 29, 2017

Publicity playing cards by TALLER 4, Buenos Aires, Argentina, c.2000

Roche Advertising Playing Cards • Saturday, January 28, 2017

Roche Pharmaceutical playing cards, 1980s

Shop Item  Francisco de Narváez, 2007 • Saturday, January 28, 2017

Promotional pack for Francisco de Narváez's election campaign in 2007.

Cartas Precolombinas • Friday, January 27, 2017

Spanish playing cards with Pre-Columbian designs from Argentina, 2001

Hakka • Wednesday, January 25, 2017

“Double Happiness” brand Hakka [客家] playing cards used by Hakka ethnic communities who have a separate identity from Cantonese,

Shop Item  Naipes Argentinos ‘Aparcero’ • Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Naipes Argentinos ‘Aparcero’ published by Obsequios Empresarios Argentinos for Rati Salil, 2007

Shop Item  Dayco drive belts • Monday, January 23, 2017

La Española 2000 for Dayco drive belts by Gráfica 2001

Shop Item  Naipes ‘Barcelonesa’ for Carne Argentina • Monday, January 23, 2017

Naipes ‘Barcelonesa’ by Gráfica 2001 for Carne Argentina, 2006

Shop Item  Xanax pharmaceutical • Monday, January 23, 2017

Spanish Cádiz pattern by Gráfica 2001 for Xanax alprazolam, 2001

56: Number cards and Chinese Crackers • Monday, January 23, 2017

A brief look at the number cards used in standard English packs.

Miner’s Cards for Rutek Alliance • Sunday, January 22, 2017

Miner’s Cards for the Czech company Rutek Alliance, 2012.

Jacob’s Bible Cards • Friday, January 20, 2017

Jacob’s Bible Cards published by Lion Playing Card Factory Ltd, Tel Aviv, 1980s

Eastern • Wednesday, January 18, 2017

“Eastern” playing cards dedicated to ethnic Buryat culture, 2015

Shop Item  Lo Jack lo tuyo es tuyo • Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Spanish Cádiz pattern for "Lo Jack lo tuyo es tuyo", Argentina, 2005

Anti-Fascist Propaganda Pack for the Siege of Leningrad, 1943 • Tuesday, January 17, 2017

In 1943 a pack of ‘anti-fascist’ playing cards was designed by Vasiliy Andrianovich Vlasov mocking the rulers of Germany and the Axis powers.

55: China 2 • Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Some further American designs used in China.

Shop Item  ‘Creciendo Seguros’ road safety awareness playing cards • Monday, January 16, 2017

‘Creciendo Seguros’ road safety awareness playing cards sponsored by Chevrolet, Argentina, 2006.

Shop Item  De la Rue, c.1900 • Monday, January 16, 2017

Antique De la Rue standard pack, c.1900

Shop Item  UNO Miniature set • Saturday, January 14, 2017

Miniature sized UNO card set published in China by @pple Team, c.2010

Shop Item  Angry Birds card game • Saturday, January 14, 2017

“Angry Birds” card game made in China licensed by Mattel Inc, 2011

Shop Item  Terracotta Warriors of Emperor Qin • Friday, January 13, 2017

“Terracotta Warriors of Emperor Qin” collectible playing cards, made in China, c.2010.

Tam Cúc 三菊 • Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tam Cúc playing cards from Vietnam, based on Chinese chess, 2016

Shop Item  Plants vs Zombies UNO • Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Plants vs. Zombies UNO Chinese edition, licensed by Mattel East Asia Limited, 2011

Shop Item  UNO Indonesian edition, 2011 • Wednesday, January 11, 2017

UNO Indonesian edition, licensed by Mattel for sale in Thailand, etc, 2011

Shop Item  Angry Birds UNO • Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Angry Birds themed UNO card game manufactured in China, 2003

Shop Item  Adventures in Korea • Tuesday, January 10, 2017

“52 Adventures in Korea” souvenir playing cards, c.2010

Shop Item  C.W.S. Paints • Tuesday, January 10, 2017

C.W.S. Paints advertising pack made by C.W.S. Printing Works, Longsight, Manchester during the 1930s.

Shop Item  Houses of Parliament / Victoria Tower • Tuesday, January 10, 2017

“Houses of Parliament / Victoria Tower” by John Waddington imported into Argentina by Casa Jacobo Peuser Ltda, c.1938.

Shop Item  Berkshire Printing Co. • Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Standard deck manufactured by The Berkshire Printing Company Ltd., Reading, c.1935.

Shop Item  MacDonald Clan tartan • Tuesday, January 10, 2017

MacDonald Clan Tartan playing cards published by Andersons, Scotland, c.1930

Shop Item  Girls’ Generation • Tuesday, January 10, 2017

“Girls’ Generation” : K-Pop playing cards from South Korea, 2011

Shop Item  Chinese Facial Makeup • Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Chinese Opera Facial Makeup playing cards, c.2012

Shop Item  Mini Trump Card key ring • Monday, January 9, 2017

Mini Trump Card key ring playing cards, published by Popcorn Co. Ltd, made in China, 2011

Comtesse • Sunday, January 8, 2017

“Comtesse” by Bielefelder Spielkarten Fabrik GmbH, 1960s

Shop Item  KR Mahjong cards • Sunday, January 8, 2017

Chinese KR brand Mahjong card set, manufactured by Qingyuan Wan Qi Poker Products Co., Ltd

Shop Item  Singapore souvenir playing cards • Sunday, January 8, 2017

Singapore souvenir playing cards published by Intersection & Union, © I & U.

Shop Item  Tiger Beer • Sunday, January 8, 2017

Tiger Beer brewery playing cards featuring special artwork on the box, backs and Jokers

Shop Item  Learn Thai Flash Cards • Saturday, January 7, 2017

“Learn Thai” flash cards published by Lanna Innovation Co. Ltd, 2009.

Seoul Tower Hwatu published by Miracle Fish ©2008 • Thursday, January 5, 2017

This special ‘Hwatu’ card set has all the traditional 48 flower cards given a modern graphic treatment.

I. Schenck, Nuremberg • Thursday, January 5, 2017

I. Schenck, Nuremberg, late XVIIIth century

One Piece Hana Fuda • Thursday, January 5, 2017

One Piece Hanafuda King card set published by Beverly Enterprises Inc, Tokyo, 2010

Shop Item  One Piece Hana Fuda King • Thursday, January 5, 2017

One Piece Hanafuda King published by Beverly Enterprises Inc, Tokyo, 2010.

World Cup ’98 • Thursday, January 5, 2017

World Cup ’98 football team pack for Paradigma Consulting Group, 2000

Shop Item  Mos Burger • Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Advertising deck for Mos Burger, Japan, 2015.

Shop Item  Nintendo standard deck • Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Nintendo standard deck, made in Japan.

Shop Item  Glay One Love • Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Japanaese rock band Glay promotional deck “not for sale”

Shop Item  Drrr!! anime deck from Japan • Wednesday, January 4, 2017

DRRR!! playing cards, an anime adaptation of Japanese novel written by Ryohgo Narita.

Shop Item  Bio-Pack Flash Cards • Monday, January 2, 2017

Bio-Pack flashcards produced for Thai biology students

December 2016

Shop Item  Ovaltine Vocabulary Cards • Saturday, December 31, 2016

Thai Children’s Colour Vocabulary Cards promoting Ovaltine Smart chocolate drink, 2016

54: China 1 • Friday, December 30, 2016

Although many people would not consider Chinese cards worth collecting, the huge variety of court designs used by the companies based in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan over the years should be of interest to those who like to enjoy variation in court cards, jokers and aces of spades.

53: Some recent acquisitions • Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Over the past few months the following items are a selection of what has come my way.

Carel de Wagenaer • Thursday, December 8, 2016

Facsimile edition of cards first published by Carel de Wagenaer, Amsterdam in c.1698

Jean Borin • Wednesday, December 7, 2016

‘Cartes de Luxe’ with artwork by Belgian artist and designer Jean Borin (1907-1997).

Cyprus Souvenir • Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cyprus Souvenir playing cards published by Editions Michalis Toubis S.A., 1998

Wild und Hund Skat • Friday, December 2, 2016

Hunting deck designed by Walter Niedl for “Wild und Hund” magazine, c.1977

DRRR!! • Friday, December 2, 2016

DRRR!!, short for Durarara!!, is an anime adaptation of a Japanese light novel written by Ryohgo Narita.

Walkers Shortbread • Friday, December 2, 2016

Advertising Deck for Walkers Shortbread, c.1998

Angler Skat • Thursday, December 1, 2016

Angler Skat manufactured by VEB Altenburg, c.1981

November 2016

Children’s Vocabulary Cards • Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thai Children’s Colour Vocabulary Cards promoting Ovaltine chocolate malt drink, 2016

Hunting Themed Skat • Tuesday, November 29, 2016

German-suited hunting themed deck designed by Günter Schmitz and made by VEB Altenburg, 1980

Shop Item  Vistas del Perú, c.1920 • Monday, November 28, 2016

“Vistas del Perú” souvenir deck imported from USA by Edw. E. Muecke, Lima, c.1920.

Shop Item  El Reloj card game from Peru • Monday, November 28, 2016

“El Reloj” card game printed by Imprenta Lecaros, Avenida Abancay 764, Lima, Peru, c.1920

52: The Isle of Man • Monday, November 28, 2016

The Isle of Man has always been a tax haven within the British Isles and it has also had some interesting packs of cards.

Classique • Sunday, November 27, 2016

“Classique” by Draeger Frères, Paris, c.1950 with designs reminiscent of early French cards.

Ciel de France for Miro Company • Saturday, November 26, 2016

‘Ciel de France’ published by Miro Company (Paris) featuring designs by Jacques Branger, c.1950

Shop Item  Discovering the Jungle • Friday, November 25, 2016

Discovering the Jungle souvenir deck published by Fenno Peru, 2009.

Pleisure Pub Group Bible #3 • Friday, November 25, 2016

It doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full... it always needs topping up with these delicious cocktail recipe cards...

Banco for Air France, c.1952 • Friday, November 25, 2016

Banco playing cards for Air France manufactured by Draeger Frères, c.1952

Banque Nationale de Paris, c.1962 • Friday, November 25, 2016

Special deck made for La Banque Nationale de Paris by Van Genechten, Turnhout, c.1962

Shop Item  Tu Destino Cartomancy Cards • Friday, November 25, 2016

Naipes TU DESTINO Cartomancy Cards by Zandrox Producciones, Miraflores, Peru, c.1975

Shop Item  Discovering Perú • Thursday, November 24, 2016

"Conozca Perú / Discovering Perú" deck published by Fenno Peru, 2009

Shop Item  “El Perú” Fabrica de Cigarrillos • Tuesday, November 22, 2016

28 fantasy cigarette cards for the Peruvian tobacco company Roldan y Cia, San José 66, Lima. c.1890

Souvenir of Peru playing cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910 • Monday, November 21, 2016

Souvenir of Peru playing cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910

Shop Item  Amos del Universo • Monday, November 21, 2016

“Amos del Universo” superhero card game published by Litografía Goicochea Hnos, S.A., Lima, Peru, c.1980

Shop Item  ‘Vistas de Lima’ souvenir of Peru • Monday, November 21, 2016

‘Vistas de Lima’ souvenir of Peru playing cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910

Shop Item  Roldan Cigarette Cards, Peru • Monday, November 21, 2016

14 assorted cigarette cards with miniature playing cards inset into top corners for Roldan y Cia Tobacco, Lima, c.1895

Cefacidal / Mead Johnson • Sunday, November 20, 2016

“Cefacidal” / Mead Johnson advertising playing cards, c.1975

Shop Item  “Cefacidal” pharmaceutical deck from Peru • Sunday, November 20, 2016

“Cefacidal” bactericidal drug advertising playing cards with medical cartoons on every card, manufactured in Peru by Offset Cecil, S.A., c.1975

Shop Item  Pavias Playing Cards, Peru • Sunday, November 20, 2016

Pavias playing cards made in Peru, c.1990.

C.W.S. ‘Game of Snap’ • Thursday, November 10, 2016

C.W.S. ‘Game of Snap’ advertising household products, Manchester (UK), 1930s.

Shop Item  Peru Rail souvenir playing cards • Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Peru Rail souvenir playing cards published by Peru Rail, Cusco, c.2005.

Shop Item  Inka Culture, Peru, c.2000 • Monday, November 7, 2016

Inka Culture playing cards, Peru, c.2000

Shop Item  ‘Casinos para Bridge’ for Club Social Miraflores - made in Peru • Sunday, November 6, 2016

‘Casinos para Bridge’ - anonymous manufacturer, made in Peru for Club Social Miraflores.

Shop Item  Laboratorios Magma ‘Complement’ • Sunday, November 6, 2016

Publicity pack for Laboratorios Magma, S.A., Lima, Peru, c.1990.

Shop Item  Peruvian Playing Cards • Friday, November 4, 2016

Naipes Tipo Español “Naipes y Casinos” made in Peru, 1990s

Shop Item  El Caballo no.5-P by Heraclio Fournier, c.1980 • Friday, November 4, 2016

'El Caballo' brand no.5-P manufactured by Heraclio Fournier S.A. c.1980

Shop Item  Piatnik for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú • Thursday, November 3, 2016

Piatnik & Sons for the “Estanco de Naipes del Perú”, c.1960

Mos Burger • Thursday, November 3, 2016

Advertising deck for Mos Burger, one of the largest hamburger chains in Japan, 2015

Shop Item  Bosco by A.S.S. for Peru • Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Bosco playing cards manufactured in Germany by A.S.S. expressly for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, 1930s

Shop Item  Toyo No.88 for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú • Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Toyo playing cards No.88 made in China for the “Estanco de Naipes del Perú”

Shop Item  Leopardo 777 for Peru • Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Leopardo 777 made in Japan for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, c.1960

Shop Item  Naipe ASACON No.1 • Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Naipe Estilo Español “Siglo XXI” with original designs created by Florencia Marotta, Buenos Aires, 2005.

October 2016

Shop Item  Old Smuggler Whisky • Sunday, October 30, 2016

Old Smuggler Whisky playing cards manufactured in Argentina, 2004.

Shop Item  Maruxa razor blades • Friday, October 28, 2016

Hijos de Heraclio Fournier No.15 Castilian pattern for Maruẍa razor blades, c.1935

Naipes EL LEON 1897 • Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Naipes ‘El Leon’ manufactured by Federico Hidalgo (Barcelona, 1897-1899)

Shop Item  Banemaster: The Adventure • Wednesday, October 26, 2016

“Banemaster: The Adventure” collectable card game, Chessex Manufacturing, 1995

Merry Andrews Happy Families • Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936

Shop Item  Merry Andrews Happy Families • Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Merry Andrews Happy Families, 1936

Shop Item  S. A . Newall & Sons Ltd • Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mint sealed tax wrapped double deck for S. A . Newall & Sons Ltd, 1950s

Shop Item  Brickwoods Brewery • Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Special deck for Brickwoods Brewery manufactured by Jarvis Porter Ltd (Porterprint) 1950s.

Shop Item  Barlo Boilers • Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Unopened deck manufactured by Astra Games (UK) for Barlo Boilers, c.1985

Shop Item  Bern Swiss Deck • Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Swiss deck advertising Englebert Tyres [incomplete], c.1930.

Four Days of Walking Event • Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dutch playing cards promoting the annual International Four Days of Walking Event held in Holland, 2016

Shop Item  Catherine Kelly, Dublin 1999 • Monday, October 24, 2016

Pack of playing cards designed by Catherine Kelly, Dublin 1999

Shop Item  English Electric Valve Co • Saturday, October 22, 2016

Special pack made for the English Electric Valve Company Ltd Chelmsford, 1989

Blog Post   Divine Art Playing Cards - Relaunch • Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Divine Art Playing Cards by Sunish Chabba & Guru Playing Card Company, 2016.

St Petersburg Souvenir • Tuesday, October 18, 2016

St Petersburg Souvenir playing cards, 2004

Shop Item  Wills 200th Anniversary • Monday, October 17, 2016

Double boxed set commemorating the 200th anniversary of W.D & H.O. Wills Ltd, 1786 - 1986

Shop Item  Box for Playing Cards • Monday, October 17, 2016

Vintage wooden box for holding 2 packs of playing cards, c.1950

Blog Post   Whimsical Playing Cards • Monday, October 17, 2016

Whimsical Playing Cards by Turkish designer & illustrator Oksal Yesilok, 2016

English Electric Valve Company Ltd • Monday, October 17, 2016

Special pack made for the English Electric Valve Company Ltd Chelmsford, 1989

Cities of Art - Naples • Sunday, October 16, 2016

Striking views of Naples, photography by Cesare Gerolimetto, produced by Dal Negro

Wills 200th Anniversary • Thursday, October 6, 2016

Double pack commemorating the 200th anniversary of W.D & H.O. Wills Ltd, 1786 - 1986.

Mundialito de Radiolandia 2000 • Wednesday, October 5, 2016

‘Mundialito’ toy football playing cards published inside the magazine ‘Radiolandia 2000’, Argentina, 1978

Shop Item  Naipes del Mundial, 1978 • Wednesday, October 5, 2016

‘Mundialito’ toy playing cards published with the magazine ‘Radiolandia 2000’, Argentina, June 1978.

90 Minutes Playing Cards • Wednesday, October 5, 2016

90 Minutes Playing Cards by IPC Magazines 1993

Shop Item  De la Rue Prestige Stamp Booklet • Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Thomas De la Rue Prestige Stamp Booklet, Guernsey 1993

Shop Item  Thomas De la Rue Cover • Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Thomas De la Rue stamps First Day Cover, Guernsey 1993

Shop Item  Knave of Diamonds piano score • Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Knave of Diamonds piano score by Henry Steele, published by Bosworth & Co Ltd, 1931

Hunter’s Bridge • Tuesday, October 4, 2016

“Hunter’s Bridge” playing cards by ASS depicting animals and associated symbols of hunting, c.1976

Deakin’s 3rd edition • Monday, October 3, 2016

Deakin’s Political Playing Cards 3rd edition, c.1888

Shop Item  Bézique set by W.H. Willis & Co • Monday, October 3, 2016

Bézique set by W.H. Willis & Co., c.1875 [incomplete].

El Cid playing cards manufactured by Simeon Durá, Valencia, Spain, 1900-1940 • Sunday, October 2, 2016

‘El Cid’ playing cards manufactured by Simeon Durá, Valencia, Spain.

M/S Kronprins Harald • Saturday, October 1, 2016

Souvenir of Jahre Line Ferry M/S Kronprins Harald

September 2016

Baraja Gaucha • Friday, September 30, 2016

“Baraja Gaucha” fantasy deck designed by Mateo Tikas Plechas for Argentina, 1998.

Shop Item  Naipe Español No.101 • Thursday, September 29, 2016

Naipe Español No.101 miniature playing cards by Hijos de Heraclio Fournier (Vitoria) 1940

Shop Item  Fournier No. 55 • Thursday, September 29, 2016

"Catalan" pattern No.55 by Hijos de Heraclio Fournier (Vitoria) for exportation to Argentina, c.1940.

Shop Item  Wenceslao Guarro Catalan Pattern • Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wenceslao Guarro Catalan Pattern by Fabricantes de Naipes de España, c.1925.

Baraja Asescoin 1998 • Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Asescoin 1998 member’s pack designed by Josep Soriano.

Shop Item  Juan Roura Catalan Pattern • Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Juan Roura Catalan Pattern with mural crown of the Second Spanish Republic, c.1935

Shop Item  Funny Face Snap, no. 5369 • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Funny Face Snap, Tower Press product no.5369.

Shop Item  Old Maid, no. 5614 • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Old Maid, Tower Press product no.5614.

Shop Item  Beat your Neighbours, no. 5613 • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Beat your Neighbours, Tower Press product no.5613.

Shop Item  Fairy Tale Snap, no. 5292 • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

'Fairy Tale Snap', Tower Press product no.5292.

Shop Item  Beat your Neighbours, no. 5481 • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Beat your Neighbours, Tower Press product no.5481.

Shop Item  Old Maid, no. 5862 • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Old Maid, Tower Press product no.5862.

Shop Item  Old Maid, no. 5732 • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Old Maid, Tower Press product no.5732.

Piccadilly Patience • Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Piccadilly Patience by Piatnik, c.1955

Shop Item  Gallo Intransparente • Thursday, September 22, 2016

'Gallo Intransparente' by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V., Mexico, c.1995

Shop Item  Gallo Extra • Thursday, September 22, 2016

'Gallo Extra Intransparente' by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V., Mexico, c.1995.

Shop Item  Guinness Poster Deck • Thursday, September 22, 2016

Guinness Poster Deck with vintage Guinness posters on the 12 court cards, 1999.

Shop Item  Naipes El León • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Naipes 'El León' made in Mexico by Clemente Jacques y Cia., c.1950

El Aguila • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Naipes ‘El Aguila’ with flamboyantly dressed court figures made in Mexico by La Cubana S.A., c.1975

Shop Item  Faisán • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Naipes "Faisan - Extra Intransparente" based on Gallo design made by Productos Leo S.A., Mexico, c.2000

Shop Item  Cerveza Carta Blanca • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cerveza Carta Blanca brewery advertising deck made in Mexico by Productos Leo, S.A., c.1990

Shop Item  Selección Nacional de Fútbol • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

‘Selección Nacional de Fútbol’ playing cards published in Mexico by Novelty Corp de México S.A. de C.V., 2002.

Old Huckleberry Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Old Huckleberry Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey with a retro vintage feel

Shop Item  South African Airways • Monday, September 19, 2016

Pack produced for South African Airways made by Protea Playing Card Company, Johannesburg.

Shop Item  Naipes Aguila Antigua Transparente • Monday, September 19, 2016

Naipes Finos "Aguila Antigua Transparente No.2" Cádiz pattern, La Cubana S.A., Mexico, c.2000.

Shop Item  Naipe Estrella Nueva • Monday, September 19, 2016

Naipe Estrella Nueva 180, La Cubana S.A., Mexico, 1999

Shop Item  Naipes Campana Extra • Monday, September 19, 2016

Naipes Campana Extra by La Cubana, Mexico, 1999

Shop Item  Greek Playing Cards • Saturday, September 17, 2016

Greek Playing Cards with photos of the most beautiful Greek places published by Dimitri Haïtalis, Athens, c.1980.

Shop Item  Peppermill Hotel Casino • Saturday, September 17, 2016

‘Gemaco’ playing cards for Peppermill Hotel Casino cancelled by marking edges with red dye, c.1990

Art for the Earth • Saturday, September 17, 2016

“Art for the Earth” Transformation Deck published by Andrew Jones Art for Friends of the Earth, c.1990.

Jeu Romantique de Nanteuil • Friday, September 16, 2016

“Jeu Romantique de Nanteuil” published by Éditions Dusserre, Paris, based on originals published in 1838.

Jeu de l’an 2 • Friday, September 16, 2016

“Jeu de l’an 2” by Grimaud is a facsimile of French Revolutionary cards first published by Veuve Mouton in c.1793

Shop Item  Jeu Renaissance by Éditions Dusserre • Thursday, September 15, 2016

Jeu Renaissance by Éditions Dusserre, Paris

Shop Item  Legends No.202 Egyptian Edition • Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Legends No.202 Egyptian Edition produced by Legends Playing Card Co., 2014.

British Airways Concorde • Monday, September 12, 2016

British Airways Concorde playing cards made in Belgium by Carta Mundi, before 2003.

Shop Item  John Jaques & Son • Sunday, September 11, 2016

John Jaques & Son advertising pack made in East Germany by Altenburger Spielkarten Fabrik, c.1980s

Translucent Playing Cards • Sunday, September 11, 2016

Translucent Playing Cards made by an unknown maker, c.1850

Shop Item  Serpentine Blue • Saturday, September 10, 2016

Serpentine playing cards (blue) printed by Legends Playing Card Co.

Shop Item  Serpentine Red • Saturday, September 10, 2016

Serpentine playing cards (red) printed by Legends Playing Card Co.

Blog Post   Hidden meanings in painting by Jheronimus Bosch • Saturday, September 10, 2016

Medieval View of Gambling in the ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Jheronimus Bosch

Shop Item  Manx Playing Card Stamps • Saturday, September 10, 2016

Presentation pack containing six full colour stamps depicting antique playing cards issued by Isle of Man Stamps & Coins, 2014

Bridge Challenger • Saturday, September 10, 2016

“Bridge Challenger” by Fidelity Electronics, 1975

Shop Item  Cathay Pacific Airlines • Friday, September 9, 2016

Cathay Pacific Airlines complimentary pack, sealed in cello-wrapper

Chur Ober-Pfälzische Französisch Karten • Thursday, September 8, 2016

French-suited pack with full-length courts by Joseph Losch, c.1800.

Unknown Maker • Thursday, September 8, 2016

Early German deck by unknown maker, c.1825

Parisian Actors and Opera Singers • Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Extraordinary ‘Actors and Opera Singers’ deck printed by Avril et Cie, Paris, c.1865

Bicycle Heritage • Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Bicycle Heritage playing cards by the United States Playing Card Company, 2012

Bulgaria Souvenir • Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Bulgaria Souvenir by Land of Roses Ltd

Shop Item  Commonwealth Games 1986 • Monday, September 5, 2016

Deck with special Ace of Spades for the XIII Commonwealth Games, 1986

Shop Item  Spanish Playing Card Lottery Tickets • Monday, September 5, 2016

​16 Spanish O.N.C.E. National Lottery Coupons featuring Fournier's Baraja Iberoamericana playing cards, 2002

Shop Item  Rose of the Orient Tea Snap • Monday, September 5, 2016

Vintage “Rose of the Orient Tea Snap” cards manufactured by C.W.S. Printing Works during the 1930s

Shop Item  Axe Deodorant • Monday, September 5, 2016

Axe Deodorant Playing Cards by Zecat, Argentina, c.2004

Shop Item  Rami made in Tunisia • Monday, September 5, 2016

'Rami' playing cards made in Tunisia, c.1975

Shop Item  Vienna Pattern • Monday, September 5, 2016

Vienna Pattern by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne, Vienna, 1978

Astérix • Monday, September 5, 2016

Cartes à Jouer ‘Astérix’ published by Ducale, 1987

D’Ye Ken John Peel • Monday, September 5, 2016

“D’Ye Ken John Peel” by Greta Games, Carlisle, c.1920.

Shop Item  Souvenir of Devon • Sunday, September 4, 2016

Devon Souvenir playing cards with 54 scenic views published by John Hinde, 1970s

Shop Item  Piatnik North German pattern • Saturday, September 3, 2016

North German pattern Skat printed by Piatnik, 1978

Shop Item  Kaiser Jubiläum Imperial playing cards • Saturday, September 3, 2016

Kaiser Jubiläum Imperial playing cards made in Austria by Ferd Piatnik & Sons, Vienna, 1977 edition.

Shop Item  Genoese pattern for Dutch market • Friday, September 2, 2016

Genoese pattern made in Hungary by Artex for the Dutch market, c.1970

Shop Item  Sanrio Monkichi playing cards • Friday, September 2, 2016

Sanrio Monkichi playing cards made in Japan by Angel Playing Cards, 1993

Shop Item  North German pattern Skat • Thursday, September 1, 2016

North German pattern Skat deck printed by Berliner Spielkarten

Shop Item  Maia Portugal Souvenir • Thursday, September 1, 2016

Maia Portugal Souvenir

Birds, Beasts and Fishes • Thursday, September 1, 2016

The game of “Birds, Beasts and Fishes” published by Multum in Parvo Ltd, from 1896

Four Flags • Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Game of Four Flags published by Multum in Parvo, from 1896

Fairy Tales • Thursday, September 1, 2016

the Game of Fairy Tales published by Multum in Parvo Co,, from 1896

Proverbs • Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Game of Proverbs published by Multum in Parvo Ltd, London, c.1900

Merry Families • Thursday, September 1, 2016

Merry Families published by Multum in Parvo Co., Ltd, from 1896

August 2016

Shop Item  Lys de France patience • Wednesday, August 31, 2016

‘Lys de France’ patience by Carta Mundi

Modern Swiss-German Pattern • Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Modern Swiss-German Pattern by AGMüller, c.2000

Pedro Domecq • Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Anglo-American pattern for Pedro Domecq Mexican brandy made by Productos Leo S.A., c.2000

Schlager Film Revue • Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Schlager Film Revue “Hot and Sweet” Quartett für Teenager, c.1960

Peterhof • Monday, August 29, 2016

“Peterhof” deck manufactured at the Leningrad Colour Printing Plant in 1999.

The Neva River • Monday, August 29, 2016

A deck designed by Victor M. Sveshnikov dedicated to the Neva river and the city of Saint Petersburg.

Shop Item  Le Bossu de Notre-Dame • Saturday, August 27, 2016

“Le Bossu de Notre-Dame” family card game (Jeu de Sept Familles) published by Ducale (France Cartes), c.1996

Back to the USSR • Friday, August 26, 2016

Back to the USSR deck featuring communist party leaders and politicians, c.1995

Shop Item  Butterflies • Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Famous Butterflies playing cards published by Heritage Toy & Game Co., Ltd, 1999.

Shop Item  Plants of the Bible • Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Famous Plants of the Bible playing cards published by Heritage Playing Card Company, 2000

Glorious Russia • Thursday, August 25, 2016

‘Glorious Russia’ playing cards made in France by Grimaud, c.1995

Shop Item  Bavarian Pattern by F. X. Schmid • Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bavarian Schafkopf Tarock No.0671 by F. X. Schmid, c.1970.

Shop Item  Lombarde pattern by Modiano, 1981 • Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lombarde pattern by Modiano, Trieste, c.1981

Ancient Civilisations • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ancient Civilisations playing cards designed by Celedonio Perellón, produced by Heraclio Fournier, 1973

European Naval Powers • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

“XVI Century European Naval Powers” deck illustrated by Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano and produced by Heraclio Fournier in 1981

Lady Playing Cards • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Piatnik’s "Lady" slim sized playing cards with attractive historical court designs

Shop Item  Jaques’ Snap • Monday, August 22, 2016

35 assorted cards from early editions of Jaques’ Snap, 1870-1880

Shop Item  Duplex Dominoes • Monday, August 22, 2016

Boxed set of Duplex Domino cards, c.1896

Shop Item  Miniature Disney deck • Monday, August 22, 2016

Miniature Disney Mickey Mouse cards

Shop Item  Snip Snap • Saturday, August 20, 2016

Decimal Snap created by Eric Wagstaff, published by Michael Stanfield Holdings in 1968

Shop Item  Henderson Derrick Cranes • Saturday, August 20, 2016

Double set of De la Rue playing cards with advertising for Henderson Derrick Cranes, c.1965

Shop Item  Gibsons ‘Snap’ • Saturday, August 20, 2016

Gibsons ‘Snap’ card game (manufactured by De la Rue), c.1938

Shop Item  Sum-it Card Game • Saturday, August 20, 2016

‘Sum-it’ Card Game published by Sum-It Card Game Ltd., Leeds (UK), c.1934.

Kaiser Jubiläum • Saturday, August 20, 2016

Kaiser Jubiläum Imperial playing cards made in Austria by Ferd Piatnik & Sons, Vienna

Cartes de Luxe (1877) facsimile • Friday, August 19, 2016

‘Cartes de Luxe’ first published by Biermans in 1877 was reproduced in facsimile by Amstel Beer in c.1980.

Selección Nacional de Fútbol • Friday, August 19, 2016

‘Selección Nacional de Fútbol’ playing cards published in Mexico by Novelty Corp de México S.A. de C.V., 2002

Shop Item  Brepols for De Beukelaer’s • Thursday, August 18, 2016

Belgian pattern manufactured by Brepols for De Beukelaer’s Biscuits, c.1950.

Shop Item  W. Flanders Souvenir • Thursday, August 18, 2016

West Flanders Souvenir pack manufactured in Belgium by Mesmaekers, c.1950.

Egypt Souvenir • Thursday, August 18, 2016

Souvenir from Egypt - the home of lovely memories - 54 colour photos, c.1980

Shop Item  Souvenir from Egypt • Thursday, August 18, 2016

Souvenir from Egypt - the home of lovely memories - 54 colour photos, c.1980

Shop Item  Bicycle ‘Atlanta 1996’ • Thursday, August 18, 2016

U.S.P.C.C. Bicycle ‘Atlanta 1996’

Shop Item  Dutch Pattern • Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cadet Speelkaarten Dutch Pattern made in Belgium by Carta Mundi, c.1990

Shop Item  Paradise Island Casino • Thursday, August 18, 2016

Paradise Island Casino (Bahamas) deck manufactured in France by Grimaud, c.2000

Les Artisans Tunisiens • Thursday, August 18, 2016

“Les Artisans Tunisiens” Jeu de Sept Familles published by Éditions de la Mediterranée, Alpha S.A., Tunis

Genever Giraf • Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dutch pattern advertising deck for Genever Giraf made by Van Genechten in the 1950s.

Shop Item  Atlas Lighting Products, c.1971 • Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Atlas Lighting Products, c.1971

BG Bouw Building Company • Tuesday, August 16, 2016

BG Bouw Dutch Building Company publicity deck manufactured by Carta Mundi, c.1980.

Piket Fijne Speelkaarten, c.1925-30 • Tuesday, August 16, 2016

‘Piket Fijne Speelkaarten’ by La Turnhoutoise, c.1925-30.

Max Velthuijs for KLM • Monday, August 15, 2016

Playing cards designed by Max Velthuijs for KLM airlines first published c.1964

Shop Item  Van Genechten Bridge • Monday, August 15, 2016

Standard 'Genoese' or 'Belgian' type Bridge pack, made by Van Genechten, c.1960.

Shop Item  Chinese Historical Figures • Monday, August 15, 2016

Chinese Historical Figures playing cards

Shop Item  Fournier No.1 • Sunday, August 14, 2016

Standard Castilian pattern manufactured in Spain by Heraclio Fournier S.A., c.1980

Shop Item  Barclay Playing Cards • Sunday, August 14, 2016

Barclay Playing Cards by ARCCO Playing Card Co. (Canada) Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, c.1970

Shop Item  Naipes Azahar • Sunday, August 14, 2016

Naipes Azahar Spanish pattern, c.1995

Shop Item  Gemaco First State Bank • Sunday, August 14, 2016

Gemaco First State Bank advertising deck

Shop Item  Gemaco for the Paradise Island Casino • Sunday, August 14, 2016

‘Gemaco’ playing cards produced for the Paradise Island Resort and Casino by The George C. Matteson Company.

Shop Item  Stancraft jumbo-index Maverick • Sunday, August 14, 2016

Stancraft jumbo-index Maverick playing cards, c.1970.

Shakespearean Playing Cards • Saturday, August 13, 2016

Shakespearean Playing Cards designed by Frederick Colin Tilney, made by John Waddington Limited c.1925.

Domino Cards, c.1890 • Saturday, August 13, 2016

Domino Cards by Mesmaekers Frères, c.1890

Shop Item  Domino Cards, c.1890 • Saturday, August 13, 2016

Domino Cards by Mesmaekers Frères, c.1890

Shop Item  Chinese “Chi Chi Pai” • Saturday, August 13, 2016

Chinese “Chi Chi Pai” playing cards manufactured by Mesmaekers Frères, c.1890

Skat Politisch • Saturday, August 13, 2016

Political “Skat Politisch” published by ASS, 1976

Shop Item  Chinese Domino Cards • Friday, August 12, 2016

Chinese Domino cards containing vibrant drawings of traditional scenes on each card.

Toby’s Family Playing Cards • Wednesday, August 10, 2016

“Toby’s Family Playing Cards” published by G. Heath Robinson & J. Birch Ltd, London, 1920s.

Shop Item  Naples pattern • Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Neapolitan pattern No.97 by Modiano in factory wrapper, 1958

Shop Item  Brescia pattern • Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Brescia pattern by Edoardo Pignalosa, 1952

Baroque No.2118 • Saturday, August 6, 2016

“Baroque” by Ferd Piatnik & Sons, Vienna, reflecting a bygone era of fashion.

Pharaonic Souvenir of Egypt • Friday, August 5, 2016

Pharaonic Souvenir of Egypt, c.2010

Sony IBC’86 • Thursday, August 4, 2016

Sony IBC’86 complimentary pack showcasing latest electronic and digital equipment as it stood in 1986.

Nestlé ‘Happy Families’ • Monday, August 1, 2016

‘Happy Families’ published by Nestlé in 1935.

July 2016

Nine Lives Tarot • Saturday, July 30, 2016

Nine Lives Tarot by Annette Abolins, 2013

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