‘Mundialito’ toy football playing cards published with the magazine ‘Radiolandia 2000’, Argentina, June 1978. The central character on the cards is ‘Gauchito’, created by Manuel Garcia Ferré. The cards were presented as a die-cut sheet of 40 cards stapled in the centre-fold of the magazine. The magazine was also on sale in Uruguay and Paraguay.
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Front cover of June 1978 issue of ‘Radiolandia 2000’ which included the ‘Mundialito’ toy playing cards in the centre-fold. See the reference to the deck at bottom right-hand corner of the cover.
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Curator 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.
This miniature pack is very similar to one made by C.L.Wúst in c.1890.
Gó Succo fruit juice promotion deck featuring Walt Disney cartoons.
Two Notched Construction Card Sets by Shackman & Co, N.Y. 1970s.
Donald Duck card game © Walt Disney Productions, by Naipes Fournier, 1984.
“Werbung die Sticht” deck with artwork by Fritz Bünzli to promote advertising on playing cards by AG Müller 1982.
The Adventures of Inspector Gadget quartet game published by Fournier in 1983.
Periquito y Tontín Dominoes, featuring Feliz and Bonzo, 1920s.
Christmas Playing Cards published by Novelty Playing Cards, Syracuse, New York, 1986.
Delightful comical deck designed by Loriot, the German cartoonist and comedian, 1973.
Hamm’s Beer promotion deck with bear cartoons by Frank M. Antoncich 1968.
Biff! Bang!! Wallop!!! family card game published by H.P. Gibson & Sons Ltd, 1939.
Capilettor cartoon playing cards published by VASS, Leinfelden, 1978.
Egyptian Tarot published by Naipes La Banca, Buenos Aires, c.1980.
“Naipes Criollos” Gaucho playing cards, 1995.
Naipes Cardón designed by Mario Luis Rivero depicting traditional Argentine culture and identity, 2002.
“El Oráculo de la Bruja” fortune-telling cards, 2003.
Flintstones Happy Families by J. W. Spear and Sons, c.1960.
Naipes “Martín Fierro” based on the epic poem by José Hernandez.
Pooltella cards by John Waddington Ltd, the cards that simplify football pool forecasts, 1930s.
Happy Families by Norvic Mill, c.1920s.
“Goal” Fußball Spielkarten manufactured by Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne Wien, c1930s.
Shuffled Symphonies published by Pepys Games in association with Walt Disney, 1939.
Carlos Loiseau, better known as ‘Caloi’, was a cartoonist whose designs for Parliament Cigarettes were first published in the early 1970s.
Mickey’s Fun Fair published by Pepys Games in collaboration with Walt Disney, 1939.
Naipes "Minifusor" tipo Español published by Difusora S.A., c.1980.
Clark’s Industries Spanish Cards, c.1975.
Hand-drawn semi-erotic, satirical playing cards by Lautaro Fiszman ‘El Tripero’, 2002.
International Football Whist published by Pepys Games, 1947.
“Piktee” or League Championship published by Roberts Brothers, 1938.
Gulliver’s Travels by Pepys Games, based on the cartoon film, 1940.
Goal! (1st edition) published by Pepys games, 1960.
It’s a Goal was registered to Castell Bros in July 1939.
Penalty was invented by Ernesto Scola of Milan and published in the UK by Pepys in the 1960s
Mordillo Skat designed by Guillermo Mordillo, c.1979
Promotional deck designed by Ray Goossens for the Boerenbond farmers’ union, c.1968.
Skat deck for Löwen Entertainment, producers of electronic gaming machines, 1986
Fussball Quartett by Bielefelder Spielkarten GmbH, c.1958.
Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Accident Research, 1978
“Butagaz” playing cards for the French gas company, c.1976
Michelin Tyres by Waddingtons, c.1970.