Lithuanian Playing Cards
Reprinted by Piatnik, 1995, 2004
Member since February 01, 1996View Articles
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.
Rock paintings and engravings of the San people, better known as the “Bushmen”.
Rules and regulations that guided prison life in America’s most notorious prison.
Original designs from the French overseas department of Martinique by local artist Martine Porry.
Cheerful, colourful designs on handmade paper from Nepal.
Estonian national costumes and everyday items feature on this pack made in Estonia.
A colourful pack of round cards with Ganjifa designs by Asha Industries, Mumbai, India, 2002.
Pack designed for La Maison de L’Artisanat Ltée, Mauritius, by Hervé de Cotter.
Non-standard designs on Nepalese handmade paper for Pilgrims Book House, Kathmandu, Nepal, c.2000.
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.
The first of two decks designed by Ukrainian illustrator Vladislav Erko for “Korchma Taras Bulba” restaurant which serves traditional Ukrainian cuisine
Folk Cards designed by Krystyna Gruchalska-Bunsch for Lot Polish Airlines, 1962.
Österreichisches Trachten-quartett Nr.282 published by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne.
Black Peter card game designed by Willy Mayrl for Piatnik.
Irish Legendary deck featuring figures in the Legends of Ireland, designed by Rachel Arbuckle, 1990.
Crikey! Classic British Comics playing cards published by Bird Playing Cards, 2013.
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.
Ethiopian playing cards designed for the Ethiopian Tourist Organization by Afewerk Teklé.
Facsimile of ‘Wilhelm Tell’ Hungarian deck by Salamon Antal, Keczkemét, 1860.
Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript.
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.
National Misfitz published by C.W. Faulkner & Co c.1900.
Humorous dog-themed Black Peter game illustrated by Willy Mayrl, c.1960.
Many Folk Misfitz published by C.W. Faulkner & Co., c.1906.
Matching game by Majora, Lisbon, c.1970, featuring figures in national dress from Portuguese provinces and colonies
Ethiopian Air Lines playing cards designed by Melles Habtezghi with courts wearing regional costumes, c.1969.
“Naipes Criollos” Gaucho playing cards, 1995.
Naipes Cardón designed by Mario Luis Rivero depicting traditional Argentine culture and identity, 2002.
The Woman’s Hour playing cards published by David Westnedge, 1996.
Facsimile of patriotic 1878 Tyrolean playing cards published by Piatnik in 1992.
Characters from the Chinese novel “The Water Margin” - 水滸撲克.
Notgeld - Emergency Money - was in rare cases issued on playing cards.
Austrian Folklore deck first published by Piatnik in 1934.
Happy Families of the World published by Pepys Games, 1963.
“Goal” Fußball Spielkarten manufactured by Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne Wien, c1930s.
Souvenir playing cards from Garuda Indonesia Airlines, the national airline of Indonesia.
Mary Queen of Scots and other Tudor period dignitaries, published by Piatnik, 1990.
Native American Warriors from the Wild West Series published by SPCC, 2018.
“Cosmopolitan” № 2121 playing cards designed by Russian artist Valeri Mishin, 1996