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August 2016

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

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  Goodall Bézique, c.1895 • Monday, August 22, 2016

The Royal Game of Bézique by Goodall and Son, London, c.1895.

Shop Item  Maspero Frères patience set • Monday, August 22, 2016

Maspero Frères patience set in leather case manufactured by Goodall & Son, c.1910.

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

Miniature Disney Mickey Mouse cards

Shop Item  Öbergs Killekort • Monday, August 22, 2016

Modern edition of the historic game by Esselte Öbergs AB, Eskilstuna, c.1977.

Shop Item  Indonesian Ceki Cards • Sunday, August 21, 2016

Indonesian Ceki Cards

Shop Item  Si Sek Pai • Sunday, August 21, 2016

Four Colour Cards (Si Sek Pai) made in Turnhout (Belgium) for export to Far Eastern markets.

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  Pepys ‘Perma’ Playing Cards • Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pepys Perma Playing Cards made by Alf Cooke Ltd, 1960s.

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

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

Shop Item  Wills Patience set • Saturday, August 20, 2016

Double ‘Patience’ set by Mardon, Son & Hall for W.D. & H.O. Wills promotion, 1933

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.

Shop Item  W. P. Butterfield Ltd • Saturday, August 20, 2016

Unopened double boxed set for W. P. Butterfield Ltd by John Waddington Ltd, c.1950

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.

Shop Item  Biermans Cartes de Luxe facsimile • Friday, August 19, 2016

Facsimile of ‘Cartes de Luxe’ by Biermans (1877) re-published by Amstel Beer (Netherlands) in c.1980

Shop Item  Jaques’ Happy Families c.1910 • Friday, August 19, 2016

Edwardian edition of Jaques’ Happy Families c.1910

Shop Item  Goodall & Son c.1930 • Friday, August 19, 2016

Goodall & Son standard pack in leather wallet, c.1930.

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  Congress 606 ‘Masqueraders’ • Thursday, August 18, 2016

U.S.P.C.C. Congress No.606 ‘Masqueraders’ deck, c.1930

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  Sealink British Ferries • Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sealink British Ferries playing cards made in Belgium by Carta Mundi, c.1990

Shop Item  Jeu de Cartes • Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ducale French pattern ‘Jeu de Cartes’

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

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

Genever Giraf • Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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

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.

Shop Item  Chinese Temples • Monday, August 15, 2016

Chinese Temples, Deities and Scenery depicted on playing cards

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 Gods playing cards • Monday, August 15, 2016

Chinese Gods face painting playing cards, c.1990

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

Chinese Historical Figures playing cards

Shop Item  Café Crème Cigars • Monday, August 15, 2016

Café Crème Specials Cigar advertising deck with Dutch pattern courts and scenic aces by Carta Mundi, c.1980

Shop Item  KLM advertising by Max Velthuijs • Monday, August 15, 2016

Playing cards designed by Max Velthuijs for KLM airlines printed by Carta Mundi, 1970s

Shop Item  Shakespearean • Sunday, August 14, 2016

Waddington’s “Shakespearean” Playing Cards, early edition c.1920s.

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  Hawaii Souvenir • Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hawaii Souvenir double deck, cards printed in Hong Kong, 1994

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

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

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

Shop Item  Simultané • Friday, August 12, 2016

Simultané playing cards designed by Sonia Delaunay, 1980

Shop Item  Papyrus playing cards • Friday, August 12, 2016

Egyptian ‘Papyrus’ souvenir playing cards

Shop Item  Counties of England • Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Jaques’ Counties of England card game, c.1900

Shop Item  Dal Negro card box • Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Dal Negro card box with self-portrait of Rafael on the lid.

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

Nine Lives Playing Cards • Saturday, July 30, 2016

Nine Lives Playing Cards designed by Annette Abolins, 2016

F. X. Schmid Mini-Patience • Friday, July 29, 2016

Miniature Patience playing cards in Rococo style published by F. X. Schmid, c.1960

Naipe Cantaclaro • Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A colourful version of the Spanish Catalan pattern from Colombia, with a crowing cockerel on the 4 of cups.

Naipes La Criolla designed by Anabella Corsi • Saturday, July 23, 2016

Inspired by an archaic Spanish pattern formerly used in Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Shop Item  Naipes ‘Jaque’ • Saturday, July 23, 2016

Naipes ‘Jaque’ by Casabó S.A., c.1997

Shop Item  Naipes 'La Criolla' • Saturday, July 23, 2016

Naipes 'La Criolla' designed by Uruguayan graphic designer Anabella Corsi, 2008.

100 Pipers • Friday, July 22, 2016

100 Pipers Scotch Whisky promotional deck, Waddingtons P.C.Co., c.1973. Includes a Tarot pack offer.

The Streets of London • Friday, July 22, 2016

“The Streets of London” published by John Jaques & Son, London, c.1880

Punch Studios • Wednesday, July 20, 2016

‘Geisha Girls’ playing cards published by Punch Studio, Culver City, CA., 2013

Test Pilot • Thursday, July 14, 2016

‘Test Pilot’, illustrated by A. B. Bowbeer and published by Pepys Games, 1950s

Shop Item  Naipes ‘Retruco’ • Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Naipes ‘Retruco’ manufactured by Fantasias S.A., Montevideo, c.1980.

Shop Item  Club Nacional de Football • Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Baraja Club Nacional de Football, Uruguay, 1999

Shop Item  Naipes ‘El Gaucho’ by Caraven S.A. • Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Naipes ‘El Gaucho’ by Caraven S.A., c.2000

Shop Item  Las Cartas de Sara • Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Las Cartas de Sara (Yerba Mate) illustrated by Hogue c.2003.

Shop Item  Historia de los Naipes en el Uruguay • Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Historia de los Naipes en el Uruguay, book by Marcos Silvera Antúnez, 2015

Shop Item  Conrad Casino • Monday, July 11, 2016

Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino, 2006

Shop Item  Ingrapa Naipes 210 • Monday, July 11, 2016

Naipes 210 made by Industria Gráfica Papelera S.A., Santa Fe, Uruguay, c.1990

Shop Item  Naipes ‘Victoria' • Monday, July 11, 2016

Naipes ‘Victoria' manufactured by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, c.1985.

Playing Cards designed by Alvaros • Saturday, July 9, 2016

Playing Cards designed by Alvaros, published by Eduardo Carrión, Montevideo, 2000

Naipes Artiguistas, Entre Rios (Argentina), 1816 • Saturday, July 9, 2016

Naipes Artiguistas published in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Rios province (Argentina) in 1816, by Fray Solano García.

Naipes Charabon made by Industria Gráfica Papelera S.A., Santa Fe, Uruguay, 1983 • Saturday, July 9, 2016

Naipes ‘Charabon’ - depicting the Gaucho as a national hero, Montevideo, 1983

Baraja Club Nacional de Football, Uruguay • Friday, July 8, 2016

100th anniversary of the Club Nacional de Football, Uruguay, 1999.

Souvenir of Turkey • Friday, July 8, 2016

Souvenir of Turkey playing cards by KS Games with scenic photographs on every card.

Help Yourself Society • Thursday, July 7, 2016

The “Help Yourself” Society was formed in 1927 to run fundraising activities for hospitals.

Snap • Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Spear’s “Snap” card game from the 1920s.

Souvenir of New Zealand • Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Souvenir of New Zealand produced by Hema Maps NZ Limited

Air Malta • Tuesday, July 5, 2016

‘Air Rummy’ playing cards published by Air Malta, late 1990s

Four Races • Monday, July 4, 2016

“Four Races” playing cards designed by Latvian artist Vilnis Rasa in 1989

We’re Gonna Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line • Monday, July 4, 2016

“We’re Gonna Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line” wartime card game made by William Sessions Ltd, 1940s

Squadron Scramble • Saturday, July 2, 2016

“Squadron Scramble” card games for identifying military planes, Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, Wisconsin, 1942.

Shop Item  Naval Hydrographic Service • Friday, July 1, 2016

Special deck published by Servicio de Hidrografía Naval, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2004

Servicio de Hidrografía Naval • Friday, July 1, 2016

125th anniversary of the Argentinian “Servicio de Hidrografía Naval” (Naval Hydrographic Service), 2004

June 2016

Australia by Steve Parish • Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Australia souvenir deck with photography by Steve Parish

Shop Item  Naipes Gauchescos • Tuesday, June 28, 2016

“Naipes Gauchescos Argentinos”, 2004

Shop Item  Caballos Argentinos • Tuesday, June 28, 2016

“Caballos Argentinos” playing cards with photographs of horses and ponies on each card, anonymous publisher, 2005

Gaucho Naipes • Monday, June 27, 2016

‘Gaucho’ Spanish-suited deck, anonymous manufacturer, made in Argentina, 2001

Shop Item  Naipes de Poker “Milonguita” • Monday, June 27, 2016

Naipes de Poker “Milonguita” published by Gardés Editorial, 2003

Milonguita • Monday, June 27, 2016

Naipes de Poker “Milonguita” featuring early Tango music score covers, Gardés Editorial, 2003.

Shop Item  Piñón Fijo • Monday, June 27, 2016

“Piñón Fijo” playing cards with photos of clown on each card, Argentina c.1990

Shop Item  Naipe Criollo • Monday, June 27, 2016

‘Naipe Criollo Caraí Pujol’ with Gaucho designs by Julio F. Parada Seifert, 2005

Naipe Criollo Caraí Pujol • Sunday, June 26, 2016

‘Naipe Criollo Caraí Pujol’ with Gaucho designs by Julio F. Parada Seifert capturing the spirit of Argentine country life, 2005.

Filmstars by Publistar, 1962 • Saturday, June 25, 2016

“Filmstars” deck published by Publistar, printed by La Ducale (France), 1962

Piñón Fijo • Friday, June 24, 2016

“Piñón Fijo” is an Argentine clown, whose real name is Fabián Gómez. He is well-known on Argentine children's television.

Millennium • Friday, June 24, 2016

‘Millennium’ limited edition playing cards by Carta Mundi, 1999

Candid Confessions • Friday, June 24, 2016

“Candid Confessions” published by Jaques & Son, Ltd, c.1905

Shop Item  Foto Joker • Thursday, June 23, 2016

'Foto Joker' Spanish playing cards for Matera Color Laboratory, 2008

El Rodeo Talabartería • Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Promotional playing cards produced for ‘El Rodeo Talabartería’ specialising in leather goods and clothing, Buenos Aires, c.2006.

51: Some modern variation • Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A brief survey of some of the current variation in the standard English pattern.

Playing Cards for Sale • Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Some interesting playing cards for sale.

Naipes La Estrella for BOLS by Igor Domicelj, Bs Aires, c.1954 • Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Naipes “La Estrella” Spanish-suited playing cards made for BOLS gin by Igor Domicelj, Buenos Aires, c.1954

Temple Press War Planes • Tuesday, June 21, 2016

“War Planes” playing cards for aircraft recognition published by Temple Press Limited, c.1940

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

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  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.

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

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