“Five 'o One” playing cards, a version of the Dondorf Rhineland pattern, manufactured by Universal Playing Card Co. Ltd in around 1936 for export to Scandinavia
40-card "A Todos Alumbra - Naypes Refinos" pack manufactured by Léonard Biermans, Turnhout, c.1880.
Spanish national pattern by A. Camoin & Cie, Casablanca & Marseille
Cards from a 54-card "Austrian Tarock" or "Industrie und Glück Tarock" pack made by Franz Adametz of Vienna, c.1948. This type of pack originated around the middle of the 19th century and was used (and still is) in Austria and Hungary.
Swedish style pack by Åkerlund & Rausing, Stockholm, 1931-1937
Anonymous Moroccan Playing Cards for Royal Air Maroc airlines and others...
Anonymous Mexican Playing Card Manufacturers
Anonymous Mexican playing cards, finely engraved and coloured on good card stock, first quarter of the 1800s.
Argentina Tax Stamps on playing cards 1895-1968
Over the years eight different Aces of Spades were used with this brand and the Joker was also modified several times. The brand was eventually phased out in 1931.
Health Promotion playing cards issued by the British Army with cartoons about army life and information on where to get health advice
The Joker is particularly persuasive, whilst the Ace of Spades has a battle scene involving artillery, with Navy ships in the distance and the statue of the goddess of Freedom in the middle.
Artex Quadrilato No.333 for Tunisia
Two colourful Mexican packs by an anonymous manufacturer titled “As Vencedores” on the ace of coins, designed in the Mexican style, based on the Spanish ‘Castilian’ pattern
“Ausgold” by SNP Ausprint Pty Ltd
Excise Duty was introduced on Australian playing cards in 1932
Deck manufactured by Johann Matheus Backofen, Nürnberg c.1800. Copper engraved stencil coloured deck of 52 cards with original wrapper.
Sports-themed playing cards published by Badische Spielkartenfabrik, Baden, c.1930
Medieval style playing cards commemorating the Battle of Grunwald (1410), designed and published by Studio Wena, 2011
The famous ‘Bicycle’ brand had been introduced by Russell & Morgan Printing Co. in 1885 and they became the best known brand in the world. On this basis the United States Playing Card Co. issued Spanish versions of their flagship brand
The famous Bicycle playing cards were first introduced by Russell & Morgan Printing Co in 1885
Spanish-suited, Bingo-themed playing cards published in 2007 by Grupo AGG (Argentine Gaming Group) who owns the Bingo Avellaneda venues in Buenos Aires.
One of the outstanding and most popular packs made by the Turnhout cardmakers was the Bongoût type. Special scenic Aces could be added to packs according to the client’s preferences.
The Brescia pattern contains elements which come from a past age. Some of the characteristic features are the Cupid on the Ace of Cups, the linked 2 of coins, the old-fashioned batons forming a trellis and the curved swords.
Cadiz style playing cards manufactured by La Primitiva, Victoria 3179, Buenos Aires c.1905. The cards have the black 'Mercury' tax stamp on the four of cups.
Cádiz Type playing cards
"Calendario Inka" playing cards based on historic 16th century designs by the Peruvian chronicler Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala, and published by Power Casinos, Lima, Peru, c.2004.
Cards from a Mexican pack c.1835; maker unknown