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February 2020

Blog Post   Cigar Bands • Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A collection of 24 cigar bands with miniature playing cards.

Animal Misfitz • Saturday, February 22, 2020

Animal Misfitz designed by George Lambert for Faulkner Games, c.1900.

Fairy Legend Misfitz • Thursday, February 20, 2020

Fairy Legend Misfitz published by C W Faulkner & Co Ltd, c.1908.

RCI Playing Cards • Tuesday, February 18, 2020

RCI Playing Cards, a 20th century playing-card maker of Minneapolis, 1969-1985.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Military Pin Up • Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Military Pin Up created by Sviatoslay Pashchuk (Ukraine) 2019.

Hand Drawn Joker Pack • Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Pack of 52 hand-drawn Jokers.

Gundlach Skat No.100 • Monday, June 24, 2019

Skat No.100 by E. Gundlach, Bielefeld, 1949.

Piwiarnia Pub in Warsaw • Sunday, June 23, 2019

Advertising Deck for the Piwiarnia Pub in Warsaw.

Blog Post   Hesslers Rider Back Playing Cards • Saturday, June 22, 2019

Hesslers Rider Back Playing Cards with two different coloured backs, 2019.

Ravi Varma Press • Friday, June 21, 2019

Ravi Varma Press, Bombay, India, c.1910.

May 2019

The Deck of Cards • Sunday, May 26, 2019

The Deck of Cards by Andrew Jones Art, 1979

Martín Fierro - Naipes Temáticos de Colección • Friday, May 24, 2019

Naipes “Martín Fierro” based on the epic poem by José Hernandez.

On The Cards • Thursday, May 16, 2019

A Motley Pack - transformation playing cards & ‘On The Cards’ book facsimile published by Sunish Chabba, 2019.

Les Géants d’un Mythe • Saturday, May 11, 2019

Les Géants d'un Mythe created by François Poulain and manufactured by Grimaud, 1983.

Boxing Greats • Saturday, May 11, 2019

Boxing Greats published by KickarseCards, a compilation of boxing icons in history.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! • Friday, May 10, 2019

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! promotional playing cards, 1997.

Hendrick’s Gin • Friday, May 3, 2019

Nice advertising deck for Hendrick’s Gin, c.2015.

April 2019

Caesars Palace • Wednesday, April 24, 2019

‘Aristocrat’ Casino Cards for Caesars Palace by USPCC 2006

Greenpeace • Thursday, April 18, 2019

Campaign deck for Greenpeace with drawings of penguins, seals, whales and dolphins.

Shop Item  River Plate football cartoon deck • Monday, April 1, 2019

“River Plate Para Siempre” football club cartoon playing cards, c.2004.

March 2019

Shop Item  Hijos de Heraclio Fournier letterhead with invoice, 1951 • Sunday, March 31, 2019

Hijos de Heraclio Fournier letterhead with invoice, 1951

68: Playing cards in glass • Thursday, March 28, 2019

My wife and I have recently commissioned a unique pair of stained glass windows for our home.

Shop Item  Bestobell Workmates by Jarvis Porter Ltd, c.1970 • Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Atlantic Playing Card & Match Co salesman’s business card and 67 samples 1950s

66: Adverts and related material 1862-1900 • Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Some further material relating to cards from nineteenth and twentieth century periodicals

67: Adverts and related material after 1900 • Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The final page of material relating to playing cards from British periodicals.

Tyrolean Playing Cards • Monday, March 25, 2019

Facsimile of patriotic 1878 Tyrolean playing cards published by Piatnik in 1992.

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire • Sunday, March 24, 2019

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, 2005.

Views of New Zealand • Friday, March 22, 2019

Views of New Zealand published by G.B.Scott Souvenirs, Auckland, c.1960.

Shop Item  Bodegas Trapiche Día del Amigo, 2003 • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Bodegas Trapiche Día del Amigo, 2003

Shop Item  Commonwealth Games 1986 • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Deck with special Ace of Spades for the XIII Commonwealth Games, 1986

Shop Item  Naipes Argentinos ‘Aparcero’ • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Naipes Argentinos ‘Aparcero’ published by Obsequios Empresarios Argentinos for Sancor Seguros, 2007

Shop Item  ‘Creciendo Seguros’ road safety awareness playing cards • Thursday, March 21, 2019

‘Creciendo Seguros’ road safety awareness playing cards sponsored by Chevrolet, Argentina, 2006.

Shop Item  B1A4 Korean Pop Group playing cards • Thursday, March 21, 2019

B1A4 Korean Pop Group playing cards

Shop Item  Spanish Playing Card Lottery Tickets • Thursday, March 21, 2019

​16 Spanish O.N.C.E. National Lottery Coupons featuring Fournier's Baraja Iberoamericana playing cards, 2002

Shop Item  Bodegas Trapiche • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Playing Cards promoting wine produced for Bodegas Trapiche, Argentina, 1998

Shop Item  Yetatore • Thursday, March 21, 2019

‘Yetatore’ card game, Argentina, 1968

Shop Item  Pomorski Poker • Thursday, March 21, 2019

​Pomorski Poker (Pomeranian Poker) published by KZWP-Trefl, c.2003

Shop Item  Naipes Gauchescos • Thursday, March 21, 2019

“Naipes Gauchescos Argentinos”, 2004

Shop Item  Waddington’s 1976 calendar pack • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Waddington’s 1976 Calendar pack with calendar for different week on each reverse.

Shop Item  Astra Games: B.T. Phone Cards • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Astra Games for British Telecom Phone Cards, c.1985

Shop Item  Marfil 1ª, Hija de B. Fournier, c.1945 • Thursday, March 21, 2019

'Marfil 1ª' playing cards by Hija de B. Fournier, Burgos for export to Argentina, c.1945.

Shop Item  Smash Hits! Pop Stars • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Smash Hits! Pop Stars Top Trumps, 2001

Shop Item  Kellogg’s Breakfast Game • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Kellogg’s Complete Breakfast card game manufactured for Kellogg Company, Manchester, ©1997

Shop Item  Chad Valley ‘Snap’ • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Chad Valley ‘Snap’ card game designed by Linda Edgerton, c.1925

Shop Item  Atlas Lighting Products, c.1971 • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Atlas Lighting Products, c.1971

Shop Item  Jaques’ Snap • Thursday, March 21, 2019

35 assorted cards from early editions of Jaques’ Snap, 1870-1880

Shop Item  John Jaques & Son • Thursday, March 21, 2019

John Jaques & Son advertising pack made in East Germany by Altenburger Spielkarten Fabrik, c.1980s

Shop Item  Barlo Boilers • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Unopened deck manufactured by Astra Games (UK) for Barlo Boilers, c.1985

Shop Item  Maruxa razor blades • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hijos de Heraclio Fournier No.15 Castilian pattern for Maruẍa razor blades, c.1935

Shop Item  Old Smuggler Whisky • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Old Smuggler Whisky playing cards manufactured in Argentina, 2004.

Shop Item  El Reloj card game from Peru • Thursday, March 21, 2019

“El Reloj” card game printed by Imprenta Lecaros, Avenida Abancay 764, Lima, Peru, c.1920

Shop Item  Ovaltine Vocabulary Cards • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thai Children’s Colour Vocabulary Cards promoting Ovaltine Smart chocolate drink, 2016

Shop Item  UNO Indonesian edition, 2011 • Thursday, March 21, 2019

UNO Indonesian edition, licensed by Mattel for sale in Thailand, etc, 2011

Shop Item  Fernet Capri • Thursday, March 21, 2019

La Española Classic pattern for "Fernet Capri", 2006.

Shop Item  Copri Correo Privado, 2000 • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Non-standard Uruguayan playing cards designed by Alvaros with advertising backs for Copri Correo Privado, 2000

Shop Item  Worshipful 1966 900th Anniversary Westminster Abbey • Thursday, March 21, 2019

Worshipful Company 900th Anniversary Westminster Abbey, 1966.

Shop Item  Pepys BRITISH TOWNS card game • Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Thai Pai playing cards made in Bangkok

Shop Item  Sebastian Comas y Ricart 4 single cards • Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sebastian Comas y Ricart 4 single cards, c.1910

Shop Item  Hija de A. Comas “El Ciervo” Spanish Catalan pattern, c.1930 • Wednesday, March 20, 2019

​Hija de A. Comas “El Ciervo” Spanish Catalan pattern, c.1930.

New Zealand Souvenir • Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Souvenir from New Zealand by Croxley (John Dickinson) c.1950.

The Four Worlds • Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Four Worlds playing cards by artist Aleksey Zhiryakov in the stylistic traditions of Palekh, 2018.

65: Adverts and related documents 1684-1877 • Sunday, March 10, 2019

Here are a few early advertisements relating to cards from newspapers 1684-1759 and a number of later 19th century documents of interest.

Billabong playing cards • Sunday, March 10, 2019

Billabong Dual Deck by Hudson Industries, 1950s.

Blog Post   Chinese Jokers • Sunday, March 3, 2019

Chinese playing card makers have probably produced the widest variety of jokers of any single part of the world.

February 2019

Patriotic Misfitz • Sunday, February 24, 2019

Patriotic Misfitz published by C.W Faulkner & Co, Ltd, c.1909.

Last Updated December 31, 2019 at 08:23am


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