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Published June 08, 2020 Updated June 19, 2022

Qantas

Qantas Airways Limited is the flag carrier of Australia and is the world's third-oldest airline still in operation, having been founded in November 1920.

1920 Australia Cartamundi Piatnik Spicers Paper Jeremy Pty Ltd Advertising Aviation Add to Collection

Promotional decks for Qantas Airline commissioned over the years from various manufacturers.

All packs have standard faces to the cards.

advertising deck for Qantas Airline by Spicers Paper, c.1980

Above: advertising deck for Qantas Airline by Spicers Paper, c.1980.

advertising deck for Qantas Airline by Piatnik

Above: advertising deck for Qantas Airline by Piatnik.

advertising deck for Qantas Airline made in China

Above: advertising deck for Qantas Airline made in China.

Above: promotional deck for Qantas.

Max Altitude advertising deck for Qantas Airline made in Hong Kong, 1994

Above: Max Altitude advertising deck for Qantas Airline with artwork by "Jeremy Pty Ltd" made in Hong Kong, 1994.

advertising deck for Qantas Airline with artwork by Jeremy Pty Ltd made in Hong Kong, 1996

Above: promotional deck for Qantas Airline with artwork by "Jeremy Pty Ltd" made in Hong Kong, 1996.

advertising deck for Qantas Airline by Carta Mundi

Above: promotional deck for Qantas Airline featuring a special joker, made in Belgium by Carta Mundi.

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By Matt Probert

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.


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