A subsidiary of Brown & Bigelow was established in 1927 to bring Hoyle products to the retail market.
After 1975 the division’s name was changed to Hoyle Products.
In 2001 The United States Playing Card Company acquired Brown & Bigelow’s playing card division, including Hoyle brand playing cards and computer products. Source: History of Hoyle→
Above: standard patience size ‘miniature’ deck manufactured by Brown & Bigelow for Stancraft Products under the Hoyle brand (a division of Standard Packaging Corporation), c.1960s. Image courtesy Matt Probert.
Above: Souvenir of Canada playing cards manufactured for Hoyle Products (a division of Saxon Industries, Inc, St Paul, Minnesota) by Brown & Bigelow, c.1976.
The ace of spades is based on the Brown & Bigelow design. Image courtesy Matt Probert.
Above: advertising deck for Amtrak manufactured by Hoyle Products, St Paul, Minnesota, USA, c.1977.
Some court cards are unturned (compare the QS with the example below), and the ace of spades is still based on the Brown & Bigelow design. Image courtesy Matt Probert.
Above: playing cards manufactured for Hoyle Products by Brown & Bigelow with a new ace of spades design and all courts turned so that the suit symbols are at the left-hand side, c.1978-80.
Above: dual advertising deck for Eastern Airlines and Ryder Trucks, produced by Hoyle, 1983 more►
Above: promotional deck for Harley-Davidson Motor Cycles by Hoyle Products. Image courtesy Matt Probert.
Above: Hoyle Bridge size pack from 2001. Blue or red backs. Image courtesy Matt Probert.