Denbro (Denny Brothers) c.1975-79
Denbro (Denny Brothers) were based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and produced playing cards during the late 1970s. Spotting a niche in the market, they produced small editions of advertising playing cards for local customers and for a while were able to offer smaller minimum orders than the larger manufacturers such as Waddingtons or Carta Mundi. The court cards were inspired by Waddington's "Goodall" designs, but the joker and ace of spades were original designs by Trevor Elmer. Some of their cards were passed through a process of embossing. In 1978/79 the competition began offering lower minimum quantities and pushed Denny Brothers out of the market.