Literary Figures, Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne A.G., Vienna, 1924
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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.
Pack designed by M. Rydaeva celebrating the 200th anniversary of Alexander Pushkin’s birth.
Dead Souls, or “Mertvye dushi igral’nye karty” produced in 2006 by Aleksei Orleanskii.
This pack was designed by Oksana Ternavska and first published in 2011 as a supplement to the book "Eneida", a poem written by Ivan Kotliarevsky in 1798.
Rules and regulations that guided prison life in America’s most notorious prison.
Pack designed by Jean David (1908-93) for El Al Airlines. The courts are named after Biblical characters.
Two Black Peter games by Willy Mayrl published by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne, 1950s.
Österreichisches Trachten-quartett Nr.282 published by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne.
Schwarzer Peter no.964 published by Josef Hohlweg, Vienna, early 20th century.
Alice with artwork by Jesús Blasco, published by Lo Scarabeo, 2003.
Black Peter card game designed by Willy Mayrl for Piatnik.
Gulliver in the Land of Dwarfs quartet published by Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pößneck.
Puss in Boots card game manufactured by H. Fournier, 1981.
Le Jeu du Destin Antique, originally published by Grimaud in XIX c., republished many times since...
Crikey! Classic British Comics playing cards published by Bird Playing Cards, 2013.
Sherlock Holmes deck with caricatures by Jeff Decker published by Gemaco Playing Card Co. 1989
Gulliver’s Travels card game no.293 published by Piatnik, c.1950.
Baby Dolls pin-up deck designed by Willy Mayrl, published by Piatnik, 1957.
Authors quartet game published by Whitman Publishing Co., 1951.
Dickens Snap, c.1890.
Facsimile of ‘Wilhelm Tell’ Hungarian deck by Salamon Antal, Keczkemét, 1860.
La Mariée du Mardi-Gras, published by Jeux et Jouets Français. Paris, early 1900s.
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.
Mary Whitmore Jones and her Chastleton Patience Board by Tony Hall.
Wonderland Misfitz by C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd, c.1908.
World of Harry Potter playing cards produced by Winning Moves under Waddingtons Number 1 brand, 2019.
Humorous dog-themed Black Peter game illustrated by Willy Mayrl, c.1960.
Boekenkwartet featuring illustrations from children's books, 1970s.
Aesop’s Fables playing cards by I. Kirk, c.1759.
Alice in Wonderland playing cards designed by Sasha Dounaevski, 2018.
The Woman’s Hour playing cards published by David Westnedge, 1996.
Naipes “Martín Fierro” based on the epic poem by José Hernandez.
A Motley Pack - transformation playing cards & ‘On The Cards’ book facsimile published by Sunish Chabba, 2019.
Facsimile of patriotic 1878 Tyrolean playing cards published by Piatnik in 1992.
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, 2005.
Characters from the Chinese novel “The Water Margin” - 水滸撲克.
Avventure di Pinocchio by Dal Negro, based on Carlo Collodi’s famous 1883 novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio”.
Notgeld - Emergency Money - was in rare cases issued on playing cards.
Austrian Folklore deck first published by Piatnik in 1934.
Beatrix Potter’s Rummy published by Gibsons Games, c.1985.
“Goal” Fußball Spielkarten manufactured by Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne Wien, c1930s.