Advertising Backs by William Detmold Ltd,
William Detmold kept boards with the faces printed ready for printing special designs or advertisements on the backs. Some of these would have been printed by other people such as Troedel & Co (Seahorse Schnapps), F.W. Niven & Co (Bartlett’s tea) and Atkinson & Co (Sweetland’s), as they’d have acquired the blank backed cards from Thomas/Detmold and then printed their own ads onto them. Two or four colour courts were used, depending on the budget.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
Characters from the 2007 film Shrek the Third, a DreamWorks Animation production.
Advertising pack designed by James Hodges for a company specialising in regional cakes and biscuits....
Psychedelic designs promoting Louis De Poortere, a company selling carpets and rugs.
On-line offsite data backup publicity playing cards produced by The Bunker, United Kingdom, c. 2004....
Publicity pack for the East German furniture industry, with designs by Werner-Hans Schlegel.
Clamcleats playing cards for sailors designed by Celia Allison, New Zealand, 1986.
Publicity pack for Gibert Jeune, the famous Parisian bookshop, with designs by James Hodges.
A flicker pack with different backs, advertising the Saab 900 Convertible motor car.
Complete contents of a sample book of advertising cards by De La Rue
Promotional pack for a German steel hardening business, with designs by Costante Costantini.
Glico Almond Chocolate playing cards with designs by Izumi Tamai, produced by Nintendo, Japan.
Over the years I have collected a large number of mini-booklets and pocket guides offering rules and...
Delightful pack advertising Joseph Bardou & Fils cigarette papers for the Philippines.
Cowboys and American Indians on a pack for Neiman Marcus, the Dallas department store.
“Pack of Thieves? 52 Port Arthur Lives” playing cards documenting life in an Australian penal settle...
Designs by Jürgen Pankarz for the 20th anniversary of the Wolfgang Dorn advertising agency, Cologne....
‘Unique Australian Animals’ educational playing cards designed by Lawton Ho, Australia, 2004.
Publicity pack for the Danish company, Velux, manufacturers of roof windows and skylights.
Colourful advertising pack for Ilford designed by Mario Grasso, based on standard English courts.
Farmall playing cards advertising International Harvester tractors, USA, c.2015.
Guns N’ Roses Las Vegas 2012 promotion playing cards produced by Gemaco, USA.
Publicity pack designed by Henning Loerzer for Busskamp & Koch, an advertising agency in Munich.
“Orange: Great Value, Free Rewards” promotional playing cards published by Orange UK.
Promotional playing cards produced by Eurocell® (UPVC window, door, conservatory and roofline system...