Gaucho Spanish-suited deck made in Argentina, 2001. The four suit symbols represent characteristic items from Argentine culture, such as the mate gourd and the facón, whilst the name 'Mandinga' for the 2 jokers is a synonym for the devil in Argentinean folklore. The sun shown on the ace coins is the sun found on the Argentinean national flag and represents the first coin minted after Independence of the United Provinces of the River Plate in 1812, a symbol of national identity.
Member since February 01, 1996
Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
Calon Arang, a figure from 12th-century Javanese and Balinese folklore known as a witch skilled in b...
German-suited ‘Heathen War’ playing cards published by Joseph Fetscher, Munich, c.1820.
Festive courts on a Waddingtons pack designed to celebrate Christmas 1980.
‘National Costumes of Turkey’ tarot by Industrie Comptoir, Leipzig, c.1800-1825.
French-suited Æsop’s fables tarot produced by Leipzig Industrie Comptoir, c.1800-1825.
Giuliano Costa's Jack-O’-Lantern tarot blends Rider-Waite symbolism with the rich and atmospheric th...
Costumes des Peuples Étrangers & Jeu d’Or dedicated to young people and likely used for games and fo...
Hawaiian playing cards in the style of classic Hawaiian wood carvings, USA, 2015.
Costumes of people of Brazil, Peru and Mexico, with views of Rio de Janeiro on the aces.
Baraxa Galega designed by F. Perez Llamosas and published by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, 1983.
Costumes, masks and symbols from the island of Sardinia, with designs by Luciano Dettori and Tonino ...
African art and symbolism on playing cards designed by John J. Beckvermit III, USA, 1994.
Pacific Northwest native Indian masks with artwork by Margaret Parrott, USA, 1992.
A pack with court cards reflecting different ethnic and cultural groups found in Ethiopia.
Exquisite designs with characters and scenes from Russian folk tales by the artist Yury Shakov.
Courts and Aces inspired by Polynesian history and culture designed by Michèle Feltrin.
Three different packs of cards featuring traditional Chinese face painting and Chinese opera masks.
American Drummer Playing Cards celebrating famous Americans involved in the fight for American indep...
Nipponia Playing Cards are a Japanese-themed playing cards featuring samurai, kunoichi and oiran. De...
Spooky designs such as black cats, pumpkins, bats, spiders and ghosts for Halloween.
The Lord of the Rings Tarot Pack by Terry Donaldson and artist Peter Pracownik. Published 1997 by U....
Figures from Hawaiian history and scenes of everyday life designed by Joseph Feher.
According to the United Nations there are 54 countries on the continent of Africa
Drum playing cards depicting demographically diverse Africans of different ethnicities.