Acapulco Souvenir playing cards designed and printed by Foliproa S.A., Mexico
Each card has a colour drawing of a Korean building, museum or tourist attraction with a brief description and details of how to get there.
Non-standard Spanish-suited playing cards created by Rafael Rodriguez Hernandez and published by Ediciones Baja Andalucia, Sevilla, c.1980.
Baraja Taurina was published by Enrique Guerrero, c.1950. Subsequently published as Poker Taurino by Clemente Jacques y Cia, S.A.
C. L. Wüst Scenic Aces for Brazil
Wüst's Swiss Cantons souvenir deck was published in Frankfurt in c.1875 for the emerging tourist market.
One of an extensive range of Chinese historical, art and culture playing cards, Three Kingdoms playing cards describes the historical story of the Three Kingdoms period, the political and military struggles between the contending rulers.
Naipes Opacos “Copa de Oro 1980” manufactured by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, 1980
Málaga Costa del Sol souvenir playing cards published by Otermin Ediciones
Each Ace shows views of two European capital cities.
Naipe Mi Ecuador Turístico souvenir playing cards
Fenno souvenir playing cards, made in Peru
Galapagos Islands Souvenir Playing Cards, awakening the voice of nature and teaching us about the environment, endangered species and ecology...
Non-standard playing cards produced by Artex (Budapest) for the Gdynia-America Line, Poland, c.1958
A card game commemorating the first round the world flight by the Graf Zeppelin, published by J.W. Spear & Söhne, Nuremberg, in 1930
Historic Boston and Vicinity Souvenir Playing Cards, 1909
Hong Kong Souvenir playing cards.
“Iceland” playing cards with scenic aces designed by Guðmundur Thorsteinsson were first published in 1923
'Inka-Dynasty' playing cards are based on historic 16th century designs by the Peruvian chronicler Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala, and printed by Power Casinos, Lima, Peru, c.2004.
Irish souvenir playing cards. The Joker has the inscription W.O., Dublin.
Beautiful Bath is a hand-made pack by Karl Gerich which was published in 1996
In 1935 a souvenir pack of playing cards to celebrate the King's 65th birthday was commissioned from the British firm of De La Rue.
Lagos del Sur Souvenir playing cards published by Gráfica S.A., Buenos Aires, c.1980, featuring colour photographs of Bariloche and other resorts in Lagos del Sur.
Li River Souvenir Playing Cards from China
“Líneas de Nazca” souvenir playing cards, Peru, c.2008
Souvenir playing cards from Malaysia featuring 56 colour photographs of scenery, wildlife, local people and Malaysian fruits with inscriptions in English describing each scene.
Souvenir playing cards from Malaysia featuring 56 colour photographs of skyscrapers, wildlife, local people and Malaysian fruits with inscriptions in English describing each scene.
Maya Playing Cards, plus a multi-lingual leaflet published by Mundo Maya / Creaciones Artesanales del Sureste and a booklet describing the history of the Mayas, inside a specially made artesanal box.
Mayan Playing Cards from Guatemala / Baraja Maya / containing illustrations of archaeology, art, folklore, history and mythology of the Mayans.
"Monumentos de España" souvenir playing cards manufactured by Heraclio Fournier, S.A., Vitoria (Spain), c.1955
Special souvenir playing cards for entertainment events such as theatre or sport were an early form of merchandising. After the first edition of this deck in 1916, subsequent issues featured new photos as new stars rose to fame.
Muir & Moodie Pictorial playing cards, New Zealand, c.1903
Pack of souvenir playing cards made in Quito, Ecuador, featuring black & white photographs depicting Ecuador as one of the great nations on Earth
Naipes Casino Estilo Argentino by Justo Rodero with Gaucho suit symbols: the mate gourd, the sun, "facón" and gaucho club (palo borracho).
Naipes Victoria Spanish-suited, gaucho-themed pack manufactured by Compañia General de Fósforos Montevideana, S.A. c.1975. The design of the cards, including the suit symbols and the back, celebrates the culture and traditions of the gauchos.
One of a series of sumptuous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express playing cards produced by B.P. Grimaud for the VSOE gift collection. The 3/4 length court cards depict people in Oriental costumes.
Several editions of Panama Souvenir Playing Cards were issued by the USPCC between 1908 - 1926. The design of the cards varied between editions, and different 'fact' and map cards were also included.
Peru Rail souvenir playing cards "exploring the land of the Incas" published by Peru Rail, Cusco.
Assorted scenes from Peruvian landscape, architecture and culture.
This special pack of playing cards, published in 1908, was available at the Jubilee Exhibition held in Prague.
Printed by Hijos de Heraclio Fournier, Vitoria, for the French-speaking tourist market. 52 cards + joker in mock snakeskin box.
A special non-standard pack of playing cards was designed by M. Marie for the maiden voyage of the transatlantic liner S.S. France in 1962. The four Aces depict previous ships named “France” and the court cards show typical crew and passengers from the respective eras
Souvenir of Mexico playing cards by Clemente Jacques y Cia, S.A., 1950s
Tourist souvenir playing cards depict the aesthetic, political, social and economic conceptions of the countries to which they belong. They feature beauty spots, local customs, gastronomy, historic ruins or other attractions.
This beautiful deck features an oval half-tone photo of a theatre star on each card, many of them legendary names, along with their autograph beneath. The border artwork consists of a different coloured floral pattern for each suit. The back has a decorative panel with theatre masks.
Swiss Album patience cards manufactured by C. L. Wüst (Frankfurt), c.1890, with a different landscape on the reverse of each card. The court cards depict costumed figures along with shields from the cantons.
This Swiss Regional Costume pack can be seen as an early form of tourist souvenir which subsequently developed into the photographic souvenir pack.
Souvenir pack with Scenic Aces made by Müller (Diessenhofen), c.1850.
Souvenir pack with Scenic Aces made by J. Müller (Diessenhofen), c.1860. The courts are conventional figures based on French designs.
In ‘Patia Te Pere - The Big Deal’, Joan Gragg presents a first edition series of 1000 decks in which the characters, themes and patterns from traditional playing cards are replaced by Cook Islands cultural, environmental and societal icons.