Promotional decks for Qantas Airline commissioned over the years from various manufacturers.
All packs have standard faces to the cards.
Member since March 02, 2012
I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.
Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.
Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.
I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
Advertising pack for Scheffmacher, master painters in Schaffhausen, with comic designs by Fritz Bünz...
A deck of 55 cards, celebrating the master of mystery, murder and mayhem, Alfred Hitchcock.
Geometric designs by the French artist Jean Garçon for Knoll International, the furniture company.
Publicity pack for the Campanile hotel and restaurant chain featuring French provincial costumes, wi...
“Don’t come back” playing cards produced by Hounslow NHS Primary Care Trust and Feltham Young Offend...
Famous people associated with Nicolas Fouquet’s splendid château of Vaux-le-Vicomte.
Pack featuring six images from the Disney film of the same name, on cards made for Eastern Europe.
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.
Katie Abey’s rainbow-coloured designs using crazy animals to convey motivating phrases.
Reproductions of cigarette cards from 1910 on the subject of the early days of aviation.
Dinosaurs from different ages and locations, with artwork by Virginijus Poshkus.
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.
Honouring the bicentenary of the Montgolfier brothers’ first balloon flights in 1783.
Hot-air balloons and airships from the early days to 1988, with designs by S. Baraldi and F. Tacconi...
Characters and scenes from the Disney film of the same name, on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Featuring Disney Princesses and Enchanting Tales in two sizes of pack made for Eastern Europe.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
‘Star Wars: a New Hope’ playing cards to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film Star Wars, USA, ...
Royal Hawaiian playing cards published by the Royal Hawaiian Playing Card Company, Honolulu.
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
A celebration of some of Ireland’s most famous patriots, politicians and poets.