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June 2016

Stage • Sunday, June 19, 2016

‘Stage’ card game © 1904 C. M. Clark Publishing Co. Boston, Mass. with portraits of popular actors and actresses

Victory • Thursday, June 16, 2016

“Victory” by Pepys Games, a splendid game with caricatures of British and German leaders, published in 1940.

Vacuation • Thursday, June 16, 2016

“Vacuation” published by Pepys games, based on the evacuation of children to Reception Areas in the countryside during WW2, c.1939-40

Wüst Spanish pattern • Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wüst Spanish pattern c.1910 advertising Cuban ‘Tropical’ beer.

Shop Item  2 Hand Drawn Transformation Cards • Friday, June 10, 2016

2 single 19th century Hand Drawn Transformation Cards

Le Jeu des Alliés • Wednesday, June 8, 2016

“Le Jeu des Alliés” manufactured by Mesmaekers N.V., Turnhout, 1945.

England Expects • Tuesday, June 7, 2016

‘England Expects’ card game published by Pepys Games in 1940.

Convoy • Tuesday, June 7, 2016

“Convoy” WW2 card game published by Tree Brand c.1940, based on wartime naval convoys

Playing Cards for Sale • Friday, June 3, 2016

I've decided to sell off my surplus packs. The vast majority are standard English, mostly from Britain, but I have a few non-standard packs to dispose of, too.

Biography Channel • Thursday, June 2, 2016

The ‘Biography Channel Card Game’, 2002

50: Joseph Reynolds • Thursday, June 2, 2016

A presentation of my database of Reynolds cards.

Filmstars Quartet • Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Filmstars Quartet card game published by F X Schmid, Munich, c.1960

May 2016

49: De La Rue in detail • Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A detailed presentation of the variants of De La Rue's standard cards

Astronaut • Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Astronaut card game published by Pepys Series (Castell Bros) celebrating the arrival of space travel, 1960s

Strange People • Thursday, May 26, 2016

“Strange People” card game produced by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, 1895.

Housewives Tarot • Thursday, May 26, 2016

The ‘Housewives Tarot’ designed by Paul Kepple & Jude Buffum, published by Quirk Books, 2004.

Blog Post   Guru Ganjifa • Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sunish Chabba is working on an initiative to revive traditional Ganjifa, the card game most popular 17th Century India.

Nationalities • Tuesday, May 24, 2016

“Nationalities”, the people of many nations, published by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, c.1897

Shop Item  Goodall & Son Patience • Monday, May 23, 2016

Goodall & Son Patience pack, c.1920

St Hubert’s Bridge • Friday, May 20, 2016

“St Hubert’s Bridge” published by Éditions Philibert, Paris, c.1956

Ship Sails • Wednesday, May 18, 2016

“Ship Sails” card game c.1885

Paris Scenes • Wednesday, May 18, 2016

“Paris Story” playing cards published by Éditions Philibert, c.1957, showing photographic scenes of Paris.

Corsaires et Flibustiers • Wednesday, May 18, 2016

“Corsaires et Flibustiers” playing cards created by G. Delluc and published by Éditions Philibert, Paris, 1958

Comic Conversation • Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Old Time “Comic Conversation” cards published by McLoughlin Bros, N.Y., c.1887

Merry Game of Old Maid • Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Merry Game of Old Maid published by McLoughlin Brothers, c.1880s

Game of Nations • Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The “Game of Nations” depicting caricatures of traditional costumes manufactured by McLoughlin Brothers, USA 1890s

Die Vogel-Welt No. 351 • Monday, May 16, 2016

Dondorf’s “Die Vogel-Welt” No. 351 quartet game, c.1905

Shop Item  Woolley & Co: “Eurekas” • Saturday, May 14, 2016

Woolley & Co “Eureka” playing cards with green decorative back design, c.1880-1885

Doctor Busby • Thursday, May 12, 2016

“Game of Doctor Busby“- anonymous manufacturer, c.1850.

Mother Goose’s Party, or Merry Game of Old Maid • Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mother Goose’s Party, or Merry Game of Old Maid, McLoughlin Bros., Inc., USA, 1887

Parker Brothers • Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Parker Brothers, Salem, Mass., USA

Doctor Busby • Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Game of “Doctor Busby” published by Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts, USA, c.1890.

John Bull • Monday, May 9, 2016

“John Bull”, the Capital English Game published by W. Cremer, c.1865.

1900 Jeu de Cartes • Saturday, May 7, 2016

‘Jeu de Cartes 1900’ designed by Marie Christine Schira in the Art Nouveau or Jugendstil style, 1979

Funny Families • Saturday, May 7, 2016

“Funny Families” card game manufactured by Woolley & Co, 1890s.

Snap by Woolley & Co • Wednesday, May 4, 2016

‘Cries of London Snap’ by Woolley & Co Ltd, c.1905 with cheerful figures of street vendors.

The Traveler’s Companion • Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The “Traveler’s Companion”, Union Playing Card Co., New York, c.1886

Sefite card game • Monday, May 2, 2016

“Sefite” card game, Woolley & Co,. Ltd, London, c.1905

April 2016

Hollywood Stars • Sunday, April 17, 2016

Hollywood Stars by Maple Leaf B.V., Amsterdam, 1957

Cartes à Rire • Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Transformed playing cards featuring satirical caricatures of political figures then in the ascendant, Paris, c.1819

48: Ferdinand Piatnik & Sons • Monday, April 11, 2016

Ferd. Piatnik produced a very large range of cards with many different standard and non-standard patterns. This is a survey of his standard English output.

Blog Post   Dogs • Friday, April 8, 2016

‘Dogs’ playing cards showcases 52 canine portraits in four suits as authors, artists, musicians and film stars, illustrated by Chet Phillips, 2016

Naipes Tu Destino Cartomancy Cards by Zandrox Producciones, Miraflores, Peru, c.1975 • Thursday, April 7, 2016

“Naipes Tu Destino” Cartomancy Cards from Peru will ease any stress in your interpersonal relationships c.1975

Black Tango • Tuesday, April 5, 2016

‘Black Tango’ playing cards with photographs of dancing couples published by Gardés Editorial, 2003

Barajitas Futbolísticas Golazo, 1973 • Monday, April 4, 2016

Figuritas Golazo collectible football cards from Argentina, 1973

Shop Item  Argentina Tango • Monday, April 4, 2016

'Tango' playing cards manufactured in Argentina, anonymous manufacturer, 2001

Shop Item  Naipes Truco “Únicos” • Monday, April 4, 2016

Truco “Únicos” featuring light-hearted caricatures of national celebrities, designed by Gerardo N. Perez, 2006.

Shop Item  Naipes Habana, 1960 • Sunday, April 3, 2016

"Naipes Habana" Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured by Justo Rodero e Hijos S.R.L., Buenos Aires, 1960

Tarot de l’An 2000 • Sunday, April 3, 2016

“Tarot de l’An 2000” designed by Pino Zac, 1981, satirising 20th century life.

Singapore Airlines • Saturday, April 2, 2016

Singapore Airlines A330 flying experience souvenir playing cards

March 2016

Vac-tric Electric Vacuum Cleaners • Monday, March 28, 2016

Vac-tric Electric Vacuum Cleaner playing cards manufactured by De la Rue, 1930s

British Birds • Saturday, March 26, 2016

Pepys “British Birds” card game with colour pictures, c.1968

Blog Post   Four Point • Monday, March 21, 2016

“Four Point” playing cards, a labour of love designed and illustrated by Ben Vierck, 2014

Food Exchange • Saturday, March 19, 2016

“Food Exchange“ playing cards designed by Ralph Dobson for the British Diabetic Association, 1973.

Bath and the Cotswolds • Friday, March 18, 2016

“Bath and the Cotswolds” souvenir pack of cards published by John McLean of Edinburgh, c.1990

The Stuttgart painted pack, c.1430 • Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The luxury, hand-painted Stuttgart Cards (Stuttgarter Kartenspiel) dated c.1430, with suits of ducks, falcons, stags and hounds.

Goodall’s “Historic” Playing Cards • Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Goodall’s “Historic” Playing Cards depict royal costumes of four periods in English history, 1893

SiRen International • Sunday, March 6, 2016

“SiRen International” playing cards based on traditional style of Indian miniature painting, 1998

Popular No.257 • Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Piatnik’s “Popular Playing Cards” No.257

46: Henry Hardy, Henry French & Christopher Groser • Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A brief look at some makers of whom we know little.

Shop Item  Bobs y’r Uncle card game • Tuesday, March 1, 2016

“Bobs y'r Uncle” nursery rhyme card game designed by Frank H. Simpson for John Waddington Ltd. in 1935.

Bobs y’r Uncle • Tuesday, March 1, 2016

“Bobs y'r Uncle” nursery rhyme card game designed by Frank H. Simpson for John Waddington Ltd. in 1935

47: Welch’s postcards and Waddington’s redrawing • Tuesday, March 1, 2016

There are a number of court card designs that have never actually been produced as cards. It's a shame some of them never were.

February 2016

Ottakar’s Happy Families • Monday, February 29, 2016

Ottakar’s Happy Families designed by Chris Burke, 2000

Shop Item  Ottakar’s Happy Families • Monday, February 29, 2016

Ottakar’s Happy Families cards designed by illustrator and caricaturist Chris Burke, 2000.

Cotswold Happy Families • Sunday, February 28, 2016

“Cotswold Happy Families” created by Mary Gardiner and illustrated by Chris Rhodes, printed by Willow Press, 1997

Shop Item  2000 Pips Transformation • Thursday, February 25, 2016

Peter Wood’s “2000Pips” Transformation pack of playing cards limited to 1000 packs, 1999

2000 Pips Transformation • Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Peter Wood’s “2000Pips” transformed playing cards (1999) reveals the artist’s love of nature

Reshuffle • Tuesday, February 23, 2016

“Reshuffle” by Reetta Hiltunen, Finland, is a playing card installation stemming from the traditional Finnish children's card game Pekka-game or Funny Families.

Teddy Bear Pack • Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Teddy Bear pack of playing cards created by Peter Wood, 1994

Country Craftsmen • Tuesday, February 23, 2016

“Country Craftsmen” Happy Families with illustrations by Mandy Hall, published for the National Trust by Dinosaur Publications Ltd, 1978

Anonymous.Spanish-suited Playing Cards • Monday, February 22, 2016

Spanish-suited playing cards made in Belgium by Léonard Biermans, c.1875

Breaking Bad • Sunday, February 21, 2016

“Breaking Bad” fan deck designed by Albino Dragon and manufactured by the USPCC in 2014

Views of Ireland • Saturday, February 20, 2016

Selected views of Ireland Souvenir playing cards published by the Irish Tourist Association, 1950s

Shop Item  Deportistas Guipuzcoanos • Friday, February 19, 2016

Guipuzcoa’s best athletes of the twentieth century, cartoon playing cards published by “El Diario Vasco” 1999

Shop Item  Smash Hits! Pop Stars • Friday, February 19, 2016

Smash Hits! Pop Stars Top Trumps, 2001

Canary Islands Souvenir • Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Canary Islands Souvenir by Heraclio Fournier, c.1970

Popeye Knockout • Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Popeye Knockout No.6586 by Tower Press, c.1961

Shop Item  Clifford Series “Donkey” • Thursday, February 11, 2016

Clifford Series “Donkey” card game, c.1950

The ‘Mystic’ • Thursday, February 11, 2016

The ‘Mystic’ Fortune Teller card game by Clifford Toys

Shop Item  Clifford Series Happy Families • Tuesday, February 9, 2016

‘Clifford Series’ Happy Families, c.1950,

Shop Item  Trumps Car Series • Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Carta Mundi Trumps Car Series card game

Shop Item  Kay Snap • Monday, February 8, 2016

Kay ‘Snap’ Children's Card Game, made in England, 1930s

Shop Item  Pepys Belisha • Monday, February 8, 2016

Belisha, published by Castell Brothers Ltd (Pepys Games) in 1937, inspired by national Safety First campaign.

Shop Item  Counties of England • Monday, February 8, 2016

Jaques’ Counties of England card game, c.1880

Shop Item  Poker Tela de Araña • Sunday, February 7, 2016

Poker Tela de Araña manufactured by Flaiban during the Paisanito S.R.L. period in c.1952-53

Héron French tarot • Thursday, February 4, 2016

French edition of the ‘Bourgeois’ Tarot by Héron

Truco “Únicos” • Thursday, February 4, 2016

Naipes Truco “Únicos” with caricatures of national celebrities designed by Gerardo N. Perez, 2006

Shop Item  Naipes Casino by Justo Rodero e Hijos • Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Naipes Casino de Poker "Lobito" by Justo Rodero e Hijos S.A.I.C., c.1980-90

Habemus Boda, 2004 • Tuesday, February 2, 2016

“Habemus Boda” deck celebrating the royal wedding of Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain with cartoons by Sir Cámara

Shop Item  Habemus Boda, 2004 • Tuesday, February 2, 2016

“Habemus Boda” deck celebrating the royal wedding of Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain on 22 May 2004

C.L. Wüst, 1811 - 1927 • Monday, February 1, 2016

SPIELKARTENFABRIEK VON C.L. WÜST, 1811 - 1927. A short history of the Wüst factory by Martin Shaw & Paul Symons.

Baraja PEPLVM • Monday, February 1, 2016

Baraja PEPLVM features cartoons by Ortuño of famous actors and actresses in roles from epic Roman movies

January 2016

Cartes Comiques du Colonel Atthalin • Sunday, January 31, 2016

“Jeu de cartes comiques” transformation cards designed by Louis Atthalin (1784-1856) and published in 1817

Tarot des Pompiers de Paris • Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tarot des Pompiers de Paris, a French Fire Brigade tribute tarot deck!

Shop Item  Heraclio Fournier No.35 "Rueda Alada" • Thursday, January 28, 2016

Heraclio Fournier No.35 "Rueda Alada" Spanish playing cards imported into Argentina, c.1970

Blog Post   Hesslers Enhanced • Thursday, January 28, 2016

Matt Hessler’s “Enhanced” four-colour playing cards

Shop Item  Blenders Whisky • Monday, January 25, 2016

Promotional deck for Blenders Whisky with jumbo indices manufactured by Joker, S.A., c.2006.

Shop Item  Movicom Bell South • Monday, January 25, 2016

Movicom Bell South advertising pack made in Argentina by Joker S.A., c.2009

Shop Item  Marfil 1ª, Hija de B. Fournier, c.1945 • Monday, January 25, 2016

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

Royal Dutch Mail • Sunday, January 24, 2016

Elegant “Nieuw Neerlandia” pattern designed by M.A. Koekkoek and produced by Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland, c.1930s

Shop Item  Panama Tourist Deck • Thursday, January 21, 2016

Panama Tourist Souvenir Deck made locally in Panama, c.1980s

Salzburger Pattern • Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Salzburger pattern by Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne, Vienna

Martínez de León • Monday, January 18, 2016

Bull-fighters pack published by Hijos de Heraclio Fournier, Vitoria (Spain) with artwork by Andrés Martínez de León, 1951

Eastern Airlines and Ryder Trucks by Hoyle • Friday, January 15, 2016

Dual advertising deck for Eastern Airlines and Ryder Trucks, produced by Hoyle, 1983

Vergnano Tarot 1826-1851 • Friday, January 15, 2016

Stefano Vergnano’s Tarot and playing card factory holds a special place in the history of the Tarot.

Shop Item  Naipes “Cisne” • Friday, January 15, 2016

Naipes opacos “Cisne” manufactured in El Salvador

Shop Item  Naipes ‘El Borrego’ • Friday, January 15, 2016

Naipes ‘El Borrego’ manufactured in El Salvador

Strongbow ‘House of Horror’ • Thursday, January 14, 2016

‘House of Horror’ Halloween deck published by Strongbow cider, 2015

Key to the Kingdom • Thursday, January 14, 2016

“Key to the Kingdom” - an enchanted deck - illuminated playing cards designed by Tony Meeuwissen, 1992 based around traditional rhymes and verses

Giffgaff • Saturday, January 9, 2016

Giffgaff mobile network playing cards, 2015

Game of Thrones • Saturday, January 9, 2016

“Game of Thrones” playing cards are an official fan deck associated with the HBO adaptation of the books by George R.R. Martin.

Woolley & Co: “Second Harrys” • Monday, January 4, 2016

Woolley & Co produced a range of different quality playing cards, and these “Second Harrys” are towards the cheaper end of the range.

Shop Item  Woolley & Co: “Second Harrys” • Monday, January 4, 2016

“Second Harrys” manufactured by Woolley & Co., London, c.1877, 52 cards in original wrapper

Shop Item  Cielito Lindo Mexican Restaurant • Monday, January 4, 2016

Publicity deck for El Cielito Lindo Mexican Restaurant, Guayaquil, Ecuador, c.2005.

Blog Post   New Year and a New Homepage • Sunday, January 3, 2016

Today we're launching a new homepage layout.

December 2015

Shop Item  2012 Inspiration Cards • Thursday, December 31, 2015

2012 Inspiration Cards - become wiser with insights of the ancient Mayas

Shop Item  Ireland Blarney Castle • Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Blarney Castle souvenir deck published on behalf of Great Southern Hotels, Ormond Printing Co (Dublin), 1975

Shop Item  Mas-Reynals Catalan pattern, 1996 • Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mas-Reynals, early edition of standard Catalan Pattern printed in 1996

Shop Item  Mas-Reynals Catalan Pattern • Thursday, December 24, 2015

Standard Catalan Pattern by Mas-Reynals (Barcelona), 2001

Lucky Buddha Beer • Thursday, December 24, 2015

Deck made in China in c.2010 advertising the Chinese brew “Lucky Beer, the enlightened beer”

Math Stack • Monday, December 21, 2015

“Math Stack” playing cards designed by Diana Stanciulescu, illustrating and explaining 36 important mathematical constants, published by EduStack in India

Star Stack • Monday, December 21, 2015

Star Stack playing cards feature illustrations of famous astronomers and important astronomical constellations.

Delta Playing Cards • Friday, December 18, 2015

Delta playing cards are a modern art concept deck invented by Professor M. R. Ali, an artist operating under the company name of “Artology International”.

Jungle Jinks • Thursday, December 17, 2015

Jungle Jinks card game with artwork by Constance Stannard Chapman, manufactured by Thomas De La Rue & Co Ltd for H P Gibson & Sons Ltd, c.1905

Magic Poker Cards • Wednesday, December 16, 2015

“Magic Poker Cards” are often found inside Christmas crackers along with party hats, puzzles and jokes...

Terracotta Army • Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Each card has a different photo of elements of the terracotta army whose purpose was to protect the emperor Qin Shi Huang in his afterlife

DC Comic Bombshells • Sunday, December 13, 2015

Stylish playing cards featuring the glamorous, superpowered female stars of the alternate reality world of DC Comics, published by 'Forbidden Planet', 2015

Cartes Recréatives • Friday, December 11, 2015

Cartes Recréatives is a set of Transformed playing cards designed by Armand-Gustave Houbigant (1790-1863) and first published by Terquem et May, Metz, in 1819

Under the Sea • Thursday, December 10, 2015

“Under the Sea” transformation playing cards, published in 2005 to raise money for the Marine Stewardship Council, an environmental charity which promotes sustainable fishing practices

Noah’s Ark Card Game • Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Noah’s Ark Card Game, c.1905, which in its day helped to teach the Old Testament worldview

Shop Item  Camoin Moroccan pattern • Monday, December 7, 2015

Cartes Fines 440B Spanish National Pattern in wrapper, c.1970

Peter Pan • Sunday, December 6, 2015

“Peter Pan” pictorial card game published by H. P. Gibson & Sons Ltd in c.1912 and manufactured by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd from drawings by Charles A. Buchel (1872–1950)

University of Essex • Sunday, December 6, 2015

A deck of cards produced for the University of Essex in around 2005-2006

Electrical Mah Jong • Friday, December 4, 2015

Electrical Mah Jong was produced by De La Rue for The Western Electric Company Ltd in 1924 for the Wembley Exhibition

Shop Item  Naipes Side Car No.9 • Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Naipes Side Car No.9 Español - Spanish version - mint in factory wrapper, c.1945

Blog Post   Zombie Bride Cards and Game by Gerad Taylor • Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Are you a fan of the undead? Vampires and zombies that have risen from the grave? Then this is a deck for you; the creatures featured on this pack are part-zombie and part-vampire. As Gerad Taylor, the creator of this deck, likes to call them "Zompires".

Naipes Españoles “El Mexicano” • Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Standard Catalan-type deck, titled "El Mexicano", by an anonymous Argentinean manufacturer, c.1980s

November 2015

La Suisse Historique Swiss Cantons souvenir • Monday, November 30, 2015

A masterpiece in the genre of tourist souvenir decks, “La Suisse Historique” Swiss Cantons souvenir designed by Melchior Annen in c.1920

Nationaal Speelkaart Nº 165 • Sunday, November 29, 2015

Wüst: Nationaal Speelkaart Nº 165 issued for the Dutch market

Shop Item  Heraclio Fournier ‘Poker Nº 505’ • Friday, November 27, 2015

Vintage Heraclio Fournier ‘Poker Nº 505’ for export to Argentina, c.1960, with elaborate peacock joker

Jeu D’Aluettes - Boéchat Frères c.1950 • Thursday, November 26, 2015

Jeu D’Aluettes manufactured by Boéchat Frères, Bordeaux, c.1950 with archaic Spanish features mixed with the standard Catalan pattern

Shop Item  Aluette by Boéchat Frères c.1950 • Thursday, November 26, 2015

Jeu D’Aluettes manufactured by Boéchat Frères, Bordeaux, c.1950

Beautiful Britain Series • Monday, November 23, 2015

The ‘Beautiful Britain’ series depicting seaside and country resorts was produced by John Waddington Ltd for the Great Western Railway and London and North Eastern Railway between 1924-1939.

Travel Agent • Saturday, November 21, 2015

Travel Agent is a card game designed by Martin A. Foley and manufactured by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd, c.1960

Heráldica Castanyer • Saturday, November 21, 2015

Spanish Catalan pattern No.6 by Heráldica Castanyer, Sabadell (Barcelona), c.1980

Iddy Umpty • Saturday, November 21, 2015

“Iddy Umpty” card game based around learning to read the Morse Code Alphabet. by Thomas de la Rue & Co., Ltd, c.1905

Prime Arts • Saturday, November 21, 2015

Prime Arts Playing Cards were published in 2004 featuring the work of contemporary artists, illustrators and photographers.

Blog Post   Hoyle® Official Card Games Collection • Friday, November 20, 2015

The Hoyle® Official Card Games Collection 2015 includes plenty of favourites, and also includes the official rules for the games as well as tips and strategies, allowing you to easily try out and learn new games.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin • Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Souvenir deck from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin containing photographs from museum collections and archives on each card.

Bread & Honey • Thursday, November 12, 2015

A charming Victorian family card game involving Clowns, Queens, Kings, Maids and thirty-seven Blackbirds manufactured by Thos De la Rue, c.1900

Poker Nº 505 • Thursday, November 12, 2015

Heraclio Fournier ‘Poker Nº 505’ for export to Argentina with elaborate peacock joker, c.1960

Spin & Old Maid • Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Lovely Victorian family card game with illustrations by the famous humorous artist, cartoonist and illustrator Richard Doyle (1824-1883)

Cartes Imperiales et Royales • Wednesday, November 11, 2015

‘Cartes Imperiales et Royales’ published by B. P. Grimaud & Cie representing imperial rulers and consorts from Austria, England, France & Russia, mid-19th century

Stop Thief & Snip-Snap • Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Another late Victorian family card game by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd, c.1895 with beautifully illustrated period characters.

Moods & Faces • Monday, November 9, 2015

“Moods & Faces” round game by Thos de la Rue & Co Ltd,. c.1900

Cavalry Game • Sunday, November 8, 2015

The “Cavalry Game” manufactured by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd, c.1900-10

Gipsy Fortune Telling Cards • Wednesday, November 4, 2015

“Gipsy” fortune-telling cards with original artwork by Hylton Cock, published by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd., c.1910.

Tempest • Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tempest is a family card game designed by W. Heath Robinson and published by Thomas de la Rue & Co. Ltd, c.1920s

Archaeological find: old playing cards under the floorboards • Monday, November 2, 2015

The municipal archaeological service in Dordrecht (Netherlands) recently found some antique playing cards under the floorboards inside an old public bar.

Golliwogg, c.1902 • Sunday, November 1, 2015

The stories about the Golliwogg and the Dutch dolls were written by Bertha Upton (1849-1912) and illustrated by her daughter Florence Kate Upton (1873-1922)

October 2015

Shop Item  Tarjetas de la Felicidad • Saturday, October 31, 2015

“Tarjetas de la Felicidad” contain positive mental affirmations designed by Lauro Trevisan, a Brazilian priest, writer and proponent of Mind Power and Human Development

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