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February 2016

Héron French tarot • Thursday, February 4, 2016

French edition of the ‘Bourgeois’ Tarot by Héron

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

Shop Item  John Waddington Cowboys • Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Cowboys on Horseback by John Waddington, mint sealed in tax wrapper c.1932

Shop Item  Miniature Playing Cards from Argentina • Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Anonymous Miniature Playing Cards from Argentina in the Cadiz pattern, c.1930

Shop Item  Toy Cards from Argentina • Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Anonymous miniature or toy playing cards from Argentina, c.1935

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.

Shop Item  Worldwide BMS, Ecuador, c.2005 • Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Advertising deck for Worldwide Business & Marketing Solutions published by Poligrafica C.A. (Ecuador), c.2005.

Shop Item  Juan Roura No.32 Catalan pattern • Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Catalan type pack No.32 by Juan Roura, Barcelona, with advertisement for Cervezas Damm on the reverse, c.1932

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  Fournier Catalan pattern • Thursday, December 24, 2015

Fournier Catalan pattern No.5, c.1965

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

Shop Item  Swiss Cantons souvenir • Monday, November 30, 2015

“La Suisse Historique” souvenir designed by Melchior Annen and manufactured by J. Müller & Cie in c.1920

Nationaal Speelkaart Nº 165 • Sunday, November 29, 2015

Wüst: Nationaal Speelkaart Nº 165 issued for the Dutch market

Shop Item  Baraja Española siglo XVI • Friday, November 27, 2015

Facsimile of archaic, late medieval Spanish-suited playing cards by Phelippe Ayet, c.1574 in the collection of the Gabinete de Antiguedades Real Academia de la Historia, Madrid.

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

Shop Item  Baraja Hispanoamericana, 2003 • Wednesday, November 25, 2015

“Baraja Hispanoamericana” published by Asescoin (Madrid), printed in Mexico by Productos Leo S.A., 2003.

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

Non-standard deck by Maillard • Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Attractive deck by the Portuguese maker Maillard, c.1885 with scenic aces and German-style courts

Thomas Walters Transformation • Saturday, October 24, 2015

Hand-drawn transformation pack dated 1874 with the name Thomas Walters on the ace of spades.

Canadian National Railways • Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Canadian National Railways souvenir deck, dated to 1927. Every card is gilt edged, and carries a different photograph of Canada.

Playing Cards for Sale • Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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.

Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland Maritime Deck • Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Dutch Maritime pack designed by J.Verhoeven and printed by Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland c1938

A Motley Pack • Monday, October 19, 2015

A book titled “On The Cards” or “A Motley Pack” by Garnet Walch (1843-1913) was published in Melbourne (Australia) and illustrated by George Gordon McCrae in 1875.

Vincenz Raimund Grüner 1809 • Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Transformation cards designed and engraved by Vincenz Raimund Grüner, Vienna, 1809

Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure • Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure playing cards promoting the ultimate hair perfection

Tarjetas de la Felicidad • Wednesday, October 14, 2015

“Tarjetas de la Felicidad” containing positive mental affirmations by Lauro Trevisan, Buenos Aires (Argentina) c.2001

Die Neue ÖVP • Monday, October 12, 2015

Promotional deck for the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) printed by Piatnik, 1996

Sony Tape Rock ‘N’ Pop Playing Cards • Monday, October 12, 2015

Deck featuring “18 Rock ‘n’ Pop” Superstars portrayed on the court cards and jokers by eight of Britain’s leading illustrators.

Blog Post   Announcing Ken Lodge’s Blog • Saturday, October 10, 2015

We're excited to announce that Ken Lodge, one of the foremost experts on the standard English pattern, is relocating his blog to the World of Playing Cards. From now onwards you will be able to enjoy Ken's insights and opinions here from Ken's new blog page.

Cartes à Jouer Espagnoles • Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cartes à Jouer Espagnoles Héron - Catalan pattern

Hand-Painted Transformation, c.1800-20 • Wednesday, October 7, 2015

An early 19th century set of hand-painted transformation playing cards depicting contemporary scenes from Georgian society

Blog Post   GoFishFriday playing cards designed and created by Daniel Campbell • Tuesday, October 6, 2015

GoFishFriday is a unique deck of playing cards designed and created in an offbeat and quirky horror-punk style by Catch Phrase Dan

Mas-Reynals Catalan Pattern • Monday, October 5, 2015

Mas-Reynals standard Catalan pattern comes in several slightly different versions

A Pair of Transformation Packs • Sunday, October 4, 2015

Two similar but fascinatingly different hand-drawn transformation decks by the same artist, c.1875

September 2015

Roberts Brothers Ltd, Gloucester • Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Roberts Brothers Ltd, Gloucester (Glevum Brand) ‘Old Maid’ card game, 1920s

J. W. Spear and Sons: ‘Zoology’ • Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Quartet games with scientific illustrations became popular during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. J. W. Spear and Sons Zoology quartet game is a lesson in natural history.

Jacqueline Wilson Playing Cards • Wednesday, September 23, 2015

“Jacqueline Wilson” playing cards were illustrated by Nick Sharratt and published by Winning Moves UK Ltd in 2007

N.A.S.A. Aircraft • Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lessons of a Widowmaker and Other NASA Aircraft, c.2010

Chinese Roles of Beijing Opera • Monday, September 21, 2015

A very impressive deck of cards featuring 54 different images from “Chinese Roles of Beijing Opera” published by HCG Poker Productions, 2005

Empire Card Company: Star Playing Cards • Monday, September 21, 2015

The “Star” special pack of playing cards manufactured by Thomas De la Rue under their Empire Card Co subsidiary, c.1910

Grolsch Brewery • Sunday, September 20, 2015

A somewhat unusual deck specially designed for Grolsch Breweries evoking self-expression and independence of spirit, c.2012

Mercury One-2-One Situations • Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Mercury ‘One-2-One Situations’ playing cards published by Mercury Communications

Secret Magic Cards • Monday, September 14, 2015

‘Secret Magic Cards’ published by Hanky Panky Toys Thailand Ltd., © World Magic International, 2006

Nu-Vue playing cards for TWA • Monday, September 14, 2015

Nu-Vue playing cards by Brown & Bigelow have novel courts and a special tint which are promoted as “the modern eye-saving concept in playing cards”

Ian Schrager Hotels • Saturday, September 12, 2015

Advertising/souvenir deck of cards associated with the Ian Schrager chain of luxury hotels

“Jeu de Bataille” • Saturday, September 12, 2015

“Jeu de Bataille” card game published by Éditions Willeb, Paris. The court cards represent characters from different nationalities or ethnic groups who are presumably engaged in battle

Willeb Cartes Piquet 502 • Saturday, September 12, 2015

Éditions Willeb Cartes à Jouer Piquet - Belote - Manille Laquées 502

Blog Post   Interview with Tom and Judy Dawson from 52 Plus Joker • Monday, September 7, 2015

Interview with Tom and Judy Dawson from 52 Plus Joker. Chatting about the history of playing cards, uses of cards and collecting.

Ainu culture • Friday, September 4, 2015

A terrific deck of cards made by Nintendo c.1979 with original designs on every card showing the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan.

“Ilha da Madeira” Souvenir • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

“Ilha da Madeira” Souvenir playing cards with 54 colour views of the archipelago

Film Fantasy • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Pepys “Film Fantasy” card game based on MGM’s most popular 1939 film releases, issued just at the time when WW2 began

Pneumatic Series ‘F’ • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

De la Rue Pneumatic Series ‘F’ playing cards, c.1925

Rūfa • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Rūfa is a game designed by Ernest Legh and manufactured by De la Rue. The object is to build a pagoda with specially-designed cards without causing the building to collapse.

Olivia’s Lucky Ladies • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

“Olivia’s Lucky Ladies” glamour model playing cards produced by Ozone Productions Ltd, USA, 2004

“Marine Lives of Maldives” • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Souvenir deck from The Maldives depicting marine life in the Indian Ocean

Malaysia Airlines • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Malaysian-made deck of cards produced for Malaysian Airline Systems (MAS)

Legendary Land’s End • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

“Legendary Land’s End” deck by John Hinde showing photographic views of Land’s End, Cornwall (UK)

Van Genechten: Tobacco advertising • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Advertising decks made in Belgium by A. Van Genechten, 1960s.

August 2015

Souvenir of Kos • Monday, August 31, 2015

Souvenir playing cards from the Greek island of Kos, published by Eurocard. Each card has a different scene, with many Greek and Roman antiquities and archaeological treasures.

Gemaco Playing Card Co. • Sunday, August 30, 2015

‘Gemaco’ playing cards produced for the Princess Cruises Casino

Lexicon • Saturday, August 29, 2015

The summer of 1933 saw the introduction of Lexicon, when a small edition was produced and sold to test the market.

Army Health Promotion • Friday, August 28, 2015

Health Promotion playing cards issued by the British Army with cartoons about army life and information on where to get health advice

Manchester United • Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Deck produced for Manchester United Football Club published in 2006

“Folklore” by Altenburger Spielkarten Fabrik, c.1982 • Monday, August 24, 2015

“Folklore” by Altenburger Spielkarten Fabrik, c.1982

‘Tarot of Musterberg’ • Sunday, August 23, 2015

Designed by Cesare Asaro to simulate decks from the 1700s or earlier, the Tarot of Musterberg is based on the traditional Tarot de Marseille but with an imaginary historical background.

Souvenir from Crete • Saturday, August 22, 2015

Souvenir from Crete - 54 full colour playing cards © Editions Eurocard.

Souvenir of Penang, Malaysia • Saturday, August 22, 2015

Souvenir of Penang with a different photograph on every card, manufactured by Yong Guan Heng & Co, Penang, Malaysia

Sense of Bulgaria • Thursday, August 20, 2015

Stylish Bulgarian souvenir playing cards with a different photo on every card, c.2000-2010

‘Starlight’ • Thursday, August 20, 2015

‘Starlight’ playing cards - brightening the lives of seriously ill children - published by Simon Lucas Bridge Supplies Ltd

Chinese Dragon Robes • Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Deck featuring 54 different images of Chinese Dragon Robes that emperors, empresses and royal family members wear on important occasions

Nana Poker • Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Every card carries a different cartoon image in the Manga style, expressing moods and emotions.

Investing in Finnish Postage Stamps • Thursday, August 13, 2015

Playing cards featuring a selection of Finland's postage stamps made by Nelostuote Oy (Tactic Games), Pori, Finland

Shop Item  Finnish Postage Stamps • Thursday, August 13, 2015

Playing cards featuring a selection of Finland's postage stamps made by Nelostuote Oy (Tactic Games), Pori, Finland, for the Posti Philatelic Centre.

Shop Item  Vegas Nite Roulette • Thursday, August 13, 2015

Vegas Nite Roulette card game plays like real Roulette

Screen Legends, 1991 • Thursday, August 13, 2015

‘Screen Legends’ playing cards published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1991. Each card features a portrait of a famous film actor or actress.

World Tour Quiz Game • Wednesday, August 12, 2015

World Tour Quiz Game published by Tactic Group for Finnair involves recognising flags from different countries and their locations on the map.

Shop Item  Spectrum World Tour Quiz for Finnair • Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Spectrum World Tour Quiz is a card game published by Tactic Group for Finnair

“Hello Kitty” • Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Waddington’s “Hello Kitty” themed deck produced in 2009

Hornby Playing Cards • Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hornby Playing cards are a retro deck designed and produced by Wild and Wolf copyright 2011

Arthur Lee & Sons Ltd • Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Advertising deck produced for Arthur Lee and Sons Ltd of Sheffield by Thomas De la Rue around 1958

Permalon Ltd • Monday, August 10, 2015

Miniature playing cards advertising "Perma" smoking-related products featuring the "Perma Girl" on the backs and Joker.

Czech Patience Cards • Sunday, August 9, 2015

Patience size playing cards published by Obchodni Tiskarny of Prague, under the brand “Casino”, with cartoon courts in the style of wood engravings.

Playboy Fragrances, 2010 • Saturday, August 8, 2015

In 2010 Playboy Fragrances (Coty) released a 'gaming' set promotion comprising two decks of identical cards, one set of five dice and poker chips.

Discover Wild Flowers of America • Saturday, August 8, 2015

"Discover Wildflowers of America Playing Cards" manufactured by Carta Mundi (US), and created by Mark Hamilton and Sea to Sky Photography.

Silhouette Aces of Spades and Coloured Jokers • Monday, August 3, 2015

In around 1955 De la Rue introduced a new coloured joker and a series of aces of spades with a silhouette of Thomas de La Rue which coincided with their 125th anniversary

Waddingtons Aces of Spades, 1970 onwards • Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Waddingtons Aces of Spades, 1970 onwards

Dudák - the Piper • Sunday, August 2, 2015

Dudák, meaning ‘Piper’, is a traditional Czech card game and this set has been specially illustrated for children.

Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels • Sunday, August 2, 2015

“Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels” playing cards based on the cult film, 1999

July 2015

Piatnik: “Rococo No.2130” • Friday, July 31, 2015

Piatnik: Rococo No.2130 playing cards designed by Prof. Kuno Hock, c.1975

Honeywell Binary Playing Cards • Thursday, July 30, 2015

Promotional deck for Honeywell Computers by Brown & Bigelow c.1968 with the cards marked in binary notation

Southern Pacific Souvenir • Monday, July 27, 2015

Southern Pacific Souvenir of the Golden West playing cards - Sunset, American Canyon and Shasta Routes - published by the Interstate Company exclusively for Southern Pacific News Service, c.1915

Niagara Falls Souvenir • Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Niagara Falls Souvenir Playing Cards copyrighted 1901 by the Niagara Playing Card Co. Buffalo NY PO Box 795. Cards have beautiful scenes of Niagara Falls

Panama Canal Souvenir • Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Souvenir of Panama playing cards by USPCC 6th Edition produced in 1923

Views of Scotland • Tuesday, July 21, 2015

52 Selected Views of Scotland produced for United Cigar & Tobacco Co. Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.

Mao Zedong & International Friends • Monday, July 20, 2015

Playing cards celebrating the story of the Chinese leader and statesman Chairman Mao / Mao Zedong & International Friends

Blog Post   Mantecore Playing Cards • Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mantecore playing cards, named as a tribute to magicians Siegfried and Roy's famous tiger. This pack has been inspired by a classic but designed for a modern generation.

Blog Post   Dragons Playing Cards by Robert Burke • Sunday, July 12, 2015

A gorgeous deck of cards featuring the dragon art of Kerem Beyit and printed by the United States Playing Card Company

Tarocco Siciliano • Sunday, July 12, 2015

The highly individual Sicilian Tarot has the Italo-Portuguese suit system with straight, interlocking swords and batons, and maids instead of jacks

Apache playing cards by ‘Tonto Naipero’ • Friday, July 10, 2015

Apache rawhide playing cards by ‘Tonto Naipero’, c.1871

Ojibwa Native Indian Playing Cards • Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Ojibwa Native Indian playing cards hand manufactured on birch bark in imitation of standard French / English cards, c.1875

Blog Post   Offically Licensed Firefly Playing Cards by Ben Mund • Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The first-ever officially licensed Firefly Playing Cards. A tribute to the Firefly TV series, featuring iconic symbols and images from the Firefly universe.

Première Guerre Mondiale 1914-1918 • Friday, July 3, 2015

“Première Guerre Mondiale 1914-1918” playing cards published by Éditions J.C. Dusserre (Maitres Cartiers Boéchat Frères), Paris

Miniature Disney Mickey Mouse cards • Thursday, July 2, 2015

Mickey Mouse card game is part of a promotion for Rübezahl Schokoladen GmbH (Germany)

Shop Item  Waddingtons c.1925 • Thursday, July 2, 2015

Early Waddington's pack with anonymous ace of spades, c.1925

“In der Fuehrer’s Face” playing cards • Thursday, July 2, 2015

“In der Fuehrer’s Face” playing cards designed in 1945 by Antonio Arias Bernal, a Mexican artist, but not published until 2002 by Bill Schroeder & M.R. Steele

June 2015

Waddingtons ‘DC Comics Originals’, 2014 • Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Waddingtons ‘DC Comics Originals’ deck from 2014 featuring ‘Batman’,‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Justice League’ and ‘Superman’

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