Rococo period style is one of the most popular with playing card designers and manufacturers over the years, with lavish embroidered costumes and white, powdered wigs and tricorne hats. These particular designs have been published by Piatnik with decorative aces in several formats since around 1914, including “Rococo Patience”, “Luxus-Patience”, “Empire Patience”, “White Horse Patience” then as “Patience-Whist No.140”, “Mini Patience” and “Lady Patience”.
“White Horse Patience No.2018”
The cards were also repackaged as: “White Horse Patience No.2018” during the late 1970s.
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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.
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.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
Pack featuring six images from the Disney film of the same name, on cards made for Eastern Europe.
Typical costumes and views of Alsace together with lists of the principal sights.
Katie Abey’s rainbow-coloured designs using crazy animals to convey motivating phrases.
A selection of Mario Testino’s photographic work in various fields, notably fashion.
Characters and scenes from the Disney film of the same name, on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Jessel’s Bibliography of works in English on Playing Cards and Gaming describes “The first book on P...
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.
Costumes des Peuples Étrangers & Jeu d’Or dedicated to young people and likely used for games and fo...
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.
Men's and ladies fashion playing cards published for the Seiko Corporation by Nintendo, Japan, 1971....
It is often difficult to identify the origin, manufacturer and date of a card game boxed set and oth...
Britney Spears Oracle: A Deck and Guidebook to Be Stronger Than Yesterday — a card set for Britney f...
This tarot deck captures the idealised Eastern world's magic from the eighteenth and nineteenth cent...
Cribbage Patience or Cribbage Squares, produced by Messrs Edward Mortimer, Halifax and London.
Newtropolis and the Fantastic Fur: Heroes vs. Villains playing cards illustrated by Peter Wood, 2015...
Elegant fashion costume deck published by O. Gibert, Paris c.1860.
Costumes of people of Brazil, Peru and Mexico, with views of Rio de Janeiro on the aces.
A Spanish-suited pack as conceived by 48 different artists from the region of Murcia.
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...
Detailed pen and ink drawings of the major arcana by the German artist Helmut Wonschick.
Original designs by French artist Jean Vérame, with clubs replaced by four-leaf clovers to bring goo...
Secrets of the Far East playing cards featuring the designs of Violeta Monreal , Spain, c. 1991.
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.