Rather than show works by Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) in their entirety, this pack features details from a wide variety of paintings and posters by the artist, mainly in soft, pastel colours. They are arranged by date, starting with the Joker (1895), continuing with the Aces, Kings, Queens and Jacks (1895-7), and finishing with the 10s down to the 2s (1897 to 1902). Despite what it says on the box, there are in fact only 53 different designs, including the Joker (which uses the same design twice). Mucha’s signature is repeated 36 times on the back of the cards. The info card carries historical information in German, English, French and Japanese. Though marked in two corners as if it were a Joker, this extra card cannot be used for that purpose as there is text on both sides. See the box and info card►
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Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
Details of 13 paintings by 8 different Impressionist artists on elongated cards.
A deck of 55 cards, celebrating the master of mystery, murder and mayhem, Alfred Hitchcock.
Trappola pack of 36 double-ended cards published by Anton Herrl, Graz, Austria.
Pack featuring six images from the Disney film of the same name, on cards made for Eastern Europe.
The Aquarian Tarot Deck illustrated by David Palladini, published by Morgan Press, Inc., 1970.
Katie Abey’s rainbow-coloured designs using crazy animals to convey motivating phrases.
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.
Royal Hawaiian playing cards published by the Royal Hawaiian Playing Card Company, Honolulu.
A celebration of some of Ireland’s most famous patriots, politicians and poets.
Conventional Lenormand designs on a pack from Piatnik but with unconventional numbering.
Presidential playing cards with portraits from Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, USA.
Cowboys and American Indians on a pack for Neiman Marcus, the Dallas department store.
Bold designs by Jacques Auriac representing people and enterprises for which the town of Issy-les-Mo...
Museo del Prado: Pintores y familias reales / Painters and royal families playing cards.
Ases de la pintura / Masters of painting playing cards made by Naipes Comas, Spain, c.1990.
Soviet and other Communist celebrities depicted on every card, designed by Vladislav Pankevitch.
Art Genius playing cards with illustrations by Rebecca Clarke and published by Laurence King Publish...
‘Scarfes Bar’ satirical playing cards with cartoons by Gerald Scarfe, United Kingdom.
Facts, figures, stories and scandals about the 1906 Earthquake published by the Golden Gate National...
Rembrandt playing cards published by the Rembrandthuis (The Rembrandt House Museum) in Amsterdam. ...
54 different paintings from the collection of the Guildhall Art Gallery, London.
Dada and Surrealist Art playing cards featuring artwork by Arturo Schwarz, 1998.