Naval and Military Families • Thursday, July 30, 2020
Naval and Military Families produced by Prince and Princess Louis of Battenberg, printed by Ernst Nister of Nuremberg, c.1905-10.
Ups & Downs • Monday, July 27, 2020
Ups and Downs humorous card game published in UK by A. N. Myers, c.1885.
Avilude or Game of Birds • Sunday, July 26, 2020
Avilude or Game of Birds published by West & Lee, Worcester, Mass, c.1880.
Round the World Families • Monday, July 20, 2020
Round the World Families published by the London Missionary Society, c.1945.
Blue Brand Snap Up • Friday, July 17, 2020
Blue Brand Snap Up published by Van den Berghs probably late 1920s.
Mr Bok • Wednesday, July 15, 2020
The Merry Game of Mr Bok and his Happy Families, promoting Bok furniture polish, 1930s.
Inspector • Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Inspector card game published by W F Jackson & Sons, 1940s.
National Gallery (Dutch School) • Friday, July 10, 2020
National Gallery (Dutch School) published by J. Jaques & Son, c.1895.
Trades People Happy Families • Saturday, July 4, 2020
Happy Families card game depicting trades people from 1920s.
La Mariée du Mardi-Gras • Monday, June 29, 2020
La Mariée du Mardi-Gras, published by Jeux et Jouets Français. Paris, early 1900s.
A Royal Game • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
A Royal Game featuring Queen Victoria’s children and extended family, published by A. Collier, London, c.1896.
Fancy Dress Ball • Sunday, June 21, 2020
Spear’s “Fancy Dress Ball” card game with children dressed in period costumes, 1930s.
Parkinson’s Happy Families • Friday, June 19, 2020
Parkinson’s Happy Families published by Parkinson’s of Doncaster, confectioners established in the early nineteenth century.
Biff! Bang!! Wallop!!! • Thursday, June 18, 2020
Biff! Bang!! Wallop!!! family card game published by H.P. Gibson & Sons Ltd, 1939.
Leather Card Case Patent Application • Saturday, June 6, 2020
In 1932, a patent was granted to Colin Hart and George Franklin for a leather case in the form of a book cover for playing cards.
Spy • Friday, June 5, 2020
Spy card game published by Valentine’s Games, c.1915.
Corner Indices • Friday, June 5, 2020
Sister Susie Snap • Thursday, June 4, 2020
Sister Susie Snap published by Valentine & Sons Ltd, c.1915.
Lobo • Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Lobo, the London Underground card game published by Thomas De la Rue & Co Ltd, 1930s.
Blog Post Patience Cards and their Boxes • Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Patience Cards and their Boxes by Tony Hall.
Flora • Thursday, April 30, 2020
‘Flora’ card game published by C.W. Faulkner, printed by Dondorf, 1903.
Capilettor • Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Capilettor cartoon playing cards published by VASS, Leinfelden, 1978.
Mary Whitmore Jones and her Chastleton Patience Board • Saturday, April 18, 2020
Mary Whitmore Jones and her Chastleton Patience Board by Tony Hall.
Union Jack • Monday, April 13, 2020
Union Jack card game published by C.W. Faulkner & Co., c.1897-1902.
Blog Post Timothy Curtis Art • Sunday, April 12, 2020
Timothy Curtis Art custom Bicycle playing cards, 2018.
C.W.F Snap • Monday, April 6, 2020
C.W.F Snap, c.1902.
Cefacidal / Mead Johnson • Thursday, March 26, 2020
“Cefacidal” / Mead Johnson medical humour advertising playing cards, c.1975.
Baraja Carlos IV by Félix Solesio, 1800 • Saturday, March 21, 2020
Baraja Carlos IV, Félix Solesio en la Real Fábrica de Macharaviaya, 1800
Blog Post Solitaired • Friday, March 20, 2020
As we are becoming separated from friends and families we worked with the Solitaired team to customize this game using traditional woodblock courts.
Wonderland Misfitz • Monday, March 9, 2020
Wonderland Misfitz by C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd, c.1908.
Blog Post Cigar Bands • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
A collection of 24 cigar bands with miniature playing cards.
Welsh Language Playing Cards • Monday, February 24, 2020
Welsh Language Playing Cards designed by Richard Ruston-Burgess, made in Wales, 2020.
National Misfitz • Saturday, February 22, 2020
National Misfitz published by C.W. Faulkner & Co c.1900.
RCI Playing Cards • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
RCI Playing Cards, a 20th century playing-card maker of Minneapolis, 1969-1985.
Fairy Legend Misfitz • Sunday, February 16, 2020
Fairy Legend Misfitz published by C W Faulkner & Co Ltd, c.1908.
Bicycle Steampunk • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Bicycle Steampunk playing cards with Gothic artwork by Anne Stokes, 2015.
Parisian style Spanish deck by Grimaud • Sunday, February 2, 2020
Parisian style Spanish deck by Grimaud for export to Uruguay.
Domestic Economy • Friday, January 31, 2020
Domestic Economy published by Faulkner & Co, c.1899.
Misfitz • Saturday, January 25, 2020
The very first ‘Misfitz’ game published by C.W. Faulkner & Co, c.1898.
World of Harry Potter • Saturday, January 18, 2020
World of Harry Potter playing cards produced by Winning Moves under Waddingtons Number 1 brand, 2019.
Collectors’ Playing Cards for Sale • Thursday, January 16, 2020
Some more interesting playing cards for sale.
Many Folk Misfitz • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Many Folk Misfitz published by C.W. Faulkner & Co., c.1906.
Blog Post Collecting Playing Cards by Jan Walls • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
I collected playing cards when I was in primary school, by Jan Walls.
Animal Misfitz • Monday, January 13, 2020
Animal Misfitz designed by George Lambert for Faulkner Games, c.1900.
Final Fantasy VII • Sunday, January 12, 2020
Final Fantasy VII is a role-playing video game.
New Figures by A. I. Charlemagne, 1862 • Thursday, January 9, 2020
“Renaissance” playing card designs by A I Charlemagne, 1862.
Snap • Thursday, December 19, 2019
Snap card game published in UK by Globe (Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher), late 19th century.
The Game of Numbers • Thursday, December 19, 2019
The Game of Numbers published by Globe Series, c.1900.
Questions and Answers • Thursday, December 19, 2019
Questions and Answers card game by Globe Series, c.1900.
HOLIDAY COTTAGE FOR RENT • Thursday, November 28, 2019
My wife and I have recently started to offer a holiday cottage for rent.
Golly Misfitz • Thursday, November 21, 2019
Golly Misfitz from c1905.
Vanity Fair • Thursday, November 21, 2019
Vanity Fair No.41 Playing Cards by the United States Playing Card Co, 1895. All the number cards have been imaginatively transformed.
Bicycle Knights • Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Bicycle Knights playing cards designed by Sam Hayles in 2018.
Squared Faro #366 • Thursday, November 14, 2019
Squared Faro #366 by Russell & Morgan Co. first issued in 1887.
Period Pieces • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
National Trust Period Pieces Antiques Game produced in 1976 by Dinosaur Publications.
71: Woodblock and stencil: the hearts • Saturday, November 2, 2019
A presentation of the main characteristics of the wood-block courts of the heart suit.
69: My Collection • Friday, November 1, 2019
This is an archive list of my collection. I hope it will be of use and interest to others.
70: Woodblock and stencil : the spade courts • Friday, November 1, 2019
This is a presentation in a more straightforward fashion of the work done by Paul Bostock and me in our book of the same name.
Aesop’s Fables • Thursday, September 26, 2019
Aesop’s Fables playing cards by I. Kirk, c.1759.
Bicycle Cybertech • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Bicycle Cybertech playing cards inspired by cyberpunk genre, illustrated by Jamie Meza, 2019.
Friendly Felines • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
‘Friendly Felines’ playing cards designed by Azured Ox, 2017.
Gods of Egypt • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Gods of Egypt playing cards dedicated to the culture of Ancient Egypt.
Souvenir from Zakynthos • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Souvenir from Zakynthos by Euro Card
Bicycle 808 Bourbon • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Bicycle 808 Bourbon themed deck by US Playing Card Company 2017.
Nursery Rhymes Misfitz • Monday, September 23, 2019
Nursery Rhymes Misfitz by C. W. Faulkner & Co,, c.1900.
Alice in Wonderland • Friday, September 20, 2019
Alice in Wonderland playing cards designed by Sasha Dounaevski, 2018.
National Geographic Nature • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
National Geographic Nature playing cards, 2006.
Fungi Mycological Playing Cards • Monday, September 9, 2019
Mystic Mushrooms Playing Cards, 2018.
Kaiserkarte • Sunday, September 1, 2019
“Kaiserkarte” first published by Schneider & Co in 1895-1897 for the Imperial Court.
Tease Me • Sunday, August 25, 2019
‘Tease Me’ 1960s glamour pack.
Egyptian Tarot • Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Egyptian Tarot published by Naipes La Banca, Buenos Aires, c.1980.
Gerrymanders • Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Gerrymanders by Globe Series of Games, c.1900.
Happy Families • Monday, August 19, 2019
Happy Families published by Globe Series, c.1900.
Naipes Criollos • Sunday, August 18, 2019
“Naipes Criollos” Gaucho playing cards, 1995.
Souvenir of Norway • Friday, August 16, 2019
Souvenir of Norway deck.
Naipes Cardón • Monday, August 12, 2019
Naipes Cardón designed by Mario Luis Rivero depicting traditional Argentine culture and identity, 2002.
El Oráculo de la Bruja • Monday, August 12, 2019
“El Oráculo de la Bruja” fortune-telling cards, 2003.
Klutz Card Deck • Sunday, August 4, 2019
Klutz Card Deck with comic courts.
Adverto • Thursday, August 1, 2019
Adverto card game published by Adverto Publishing Company of Stratford, London, c.1910.
Shop Item Naipes El León • Saturday, July 27, 2019
Naipes 'El León' made in Mexico by Clemente Jacques y Cia., c.1950
Shop Item Chinese Domino Cards • Saturday, July 27, 2019
Chinese Domino cards containing vibrant drawings of traditional scenes on each card.
Shop Item Duplex Dominoes • Saturday, July 27, 2019
Boxed set of Duplex Domino cards, c.1896
On Guard • Saturday, July 13, 2019
On Guard military card game published by J. Jaques & Son, c.1880.
Woman’s Hour • Thursday, July 11, 2019
The Woman’s Hour playing cards published by David Westnedge, 1996.
TDC Inc. • Wednesday, July 10, 2019
“TDC Inc.: a 20th Century American Playing Card Maker” by Michael Cooper.
Bicycle Civil War Deck • Monday, July 8, 2019
The Civil War Deck designed by Jackson Robinson, 2017.
Bicycle Emotions • Sunday, July 7, 2019
Bicycle Emotions playing cards with custom emotions on the courts to help you bluff at cards, 2013.
Flintstones Happy Families • Saturday, July 6, 2019
Flintstones Happy Families by J. W. Spear and Sons, c.1960.
Alphabetti Spaghetti • Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Alphabetti Spaghetti Happy Families game for Crosse & Blackwell c.1978.
Age of Dragons • Monday, July 1, 2019
Age of Dragons by Anne Stokes, 2017.