Gunfighters • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Gunfighters playing cards from the Wild West Series by SPCC, 2018.
Atouts de la Vie • Friday, February 8, 2019
“Atouts de la Vie” wartime card game created by Madame Lucien Willemetz, c.1940.
Prisoners of War • Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Hand-made playing cards by French prisoners of war in Porchester Castle, Hampshire, c.1796.
Collectors' Playing Cards for Sale • Monday, February 4, 2019
Some more interesting playing cards for sale.
HOLIDAY COTTAGE FOR RENT • Monday, February 4, 2019
My wife and I have recently started to offer a holiday cottage for rent.
64 The descendants of the French regional patterns: 2 • Sunday, February 3, 2019
A continuation of the development of the off-spring of the Paris patterns and a few examples of how the French regional figures have inspired modern designers.
63: The descendants of the French regional patterns: 1 • Friday, January 4, 2019
A great many regional patterns were exported from France and subsequently copied elsewhere. Some of them became local standards in their own right.
Pantheon or Heathen Mythology • Monday, December 31, 2018
Pantheon or Heathen Mythology cards for instruction of youth, c.1770.
62: French regional patterns: the queens and jacks • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Continuing our look at the figures from the regional patterns of France.
Transformation Cards for Christmas • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Hand-drawn Transformation cards, c.1870.
Blog Post A Look Back with Hope for the Future • Monday, December 17, 2018
“A Look Back with Hope for the Future” by Rod Starling
61: French regional patterns: the kings • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
On page 11 I illustrated several examples of the regional French patterns from Sylvia Mann's collection; this is a more in-depth look at the figures of these patterns ("portraits" in French).
Ocean to Ocean Canada Souvenir • Monday, December 10, 2018
“Ocean to Ocean” Canadian Pictorial Souvenir pack by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1912.
Blog Post Iohann Christoph Hes Tarot c.1750 • Sunday, December 9, 2018
Facsimile of Tarot de Marseille by Iohann Christoph Hes, Augsburg, c.1750.
Shop Item VELCAP circular playing cards • Wednesday, December 5, 2018
VELCAP circular playing cards made by Cappellano S.A., c.1980
Shop Item Wenceslao Guarro Catalan Pattern • Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Wenceslao Guarro Catalan Pattern by Fabricantes de Naipes de España, c.1925.
Shop Item Mini Trump Card key ring • Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Mini Trump Card key ring playing cards, published by Popcorn Co. Ltd, made in China, 2011
Characters of “The Water Margin” • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Characters from the Chinese novel “The Water Margin” - 水滸撲克.
Les Grandes Figures de L’Histoire Bretonne • Monday, November 26, 2018
Les Grandes Figures de L’Histoire Bretonne
Blog Post Kalevala • Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Kalevala playing cards by Sunish Chabba and Ishan Trivedi inspired by ancient Finnish mythology.
Notgeld - Emergen¢y Money • Saturday, November 3, 2018
Notgeld - Emergency Money - was in rare cases issued on playing cards.
Hearts of London • Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Hearts of London for British Heart Foundation 2009.
Schweizer Trachten • Thursday, October 18, 2018
Schweizer Trachten No.174 (Costumes Suisses) by Dondorf.
1893 Worshipful Company Pack • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Worshipful Company Pack manufactured by Chas Goodall & Son, 1893.
Roman Empire • Monday, October 15, 2018
Roman Empire playing cards designed by G. Wyatt for Green Board Game Co Ltd., 2011.
Blog Post Virginie Houdet • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Virginie Houdet “Cartes à Jouer” limited edition, 2017.
Punch & Judy • Sunday, September 23, 2018
Punch and Judy card game published by Pepys, 1956.
Kinney Transparent Cards • Saturday, September 22, 2018
Kinney Bros Transparent playing cards with hidden images and fortunes, c.1890.
Red Sea • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Red Sea fish identification cards published in several languages by Horus of Egypt, 2005.
Emoticon • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Emoticon playing cards designed by Buy Design Studios, 2016.
Little Grey Rabbit • Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Little Grey Rabbit illustrated by Margaret Tempest, 1954.
Happy Families of the World • Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Happy Families of the World published by Pepys Games, 1963.
Folklore No.169 • Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Austrian Folklore deck first published by Piatnik in 1934.
Baraja Turística de España • Sunday, September 2, 2018
Baraja Turística de España by Heraclio Fournier, 1966.
Davenol Cough Linctus • Friday, August 24, 2018
Davenol Cough Linctus Happy Families published by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
Have A Go • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Have A Go card game published by Photo-Briton Ltd featuring photographs of waxwork figures from Madame Tussaud’s, c.1950.
Goal Fußball Spielkarten • Friday, August 17, 2018
“Goal” Fußball Spielkarten manufactured by Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne Wien, c1930s.
The Royal Historical Game of Cards • Monday, August 13, 2018
The Royal Historical Game of Cards invented by Jane Roberts and published by Robert Hardwicke, c.1840.
Shop Item Worshipful 1947 Royal Visit South Africa • Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Worshipful Company Royal Visit to South Africa, 1947.
Shop Item Worshipful 1966 900th Anniversary Westminster Abbey • Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Worshipful Company 900th Anniversary Westminster Abbey, 1966.
60: Some less common Goodall packs, 1875-95 • Tuesday, July 24, 2018
There are some interesting packs from Goodall in the last quarter of the 19th century.
Discover Romania • Monday, July 23, 2018
Discover Romania souvenir published by Editura Foton, 2010.
Garuda Indonesia • Sunday, July 8, 2018
Souvenir playing cards from Garuda Indonesia Airlines, the national airline of Indonesia.
Mary Queen of Scots • Thursday, July 5, 2018
Mary Queen of Scots and other Tudor period dignitaries, published by Piatnik, 1990.
Blog Post Bharata Playing Cards • Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Bharata Playing Cards - Series 2, based on Indian folk art, published by Sunish Chabba, 2018