July 2020

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.

June 2020

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

Corner Indices

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.

April 2020

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.

March 2020

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.

February 2020

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.

January 2020

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.

December 2019

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.

November 2019

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.

October 2019

Blog Post   Is Card Collecting an Investment? • Saturday, October 12, 2019

“Is Card Collecting an Investment?” - an article by Rod Starling.

Crown the Queen • Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Crown the Queen card game invented by Elaine Burton, c.1953.

September 2019

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.

August 2019

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.

July 2019

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.

June 2019

Anne Stokes Collection • Sunday, June 30, 2019

Anne Stokes Collection playing cards, 2010.

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