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Published February 20, 2015 Updated March 20, 2022

Sands & McDougall Aces & Jokers

Sands & McDougall produced many beautiful Spade Aces and Jokers.

Australia Sands & McDougall Aces Advertising Joker Add to Collection

Sands & McDougall Aces & Jokers

Sands & McDougall produced many beautiful Spade Aces and Jokers for advertising or special brands. This selection is from the collection of Jan Walls.

Above: spider web back design. Curiously this design is similar to “Naipes Tela de Araña” by E. Flaiban S.R.L., Buenos Aires, from late 1930s onwards.

CREDITS: all images courtesy Jan Walls.

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By Jan Walls

Member since March 02, 2019

I collected playing cards since I was in primary school.


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