Promotional deck for the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) which carries the slogan “Wir sichern Österreichs Zukunft in Europa” which translates as “We secure the future of Austria in Europe”. The party’s website states that the principles governing their approach to society and politics are based on the Christian commitment to the dignity of the human being. The indices are in German (B,D,K) and the courts and jokers all carry caricatures of (then) politicians from the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP).
The Austrian People’s Party was founded immediately following the reestablishment of the Federal Republic of Austria in 1945, and since then has been one of the two largest Austrian political parties with the Social Democratic Party of Austria (Wikipedia)
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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 Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A political pack designed by Pino Zac and published in 1977 by Editions Arts et Lettres.
‘Storia del Fascismo’ playing cards depicting persons, symbols and artifacts associated with Italian...
A deck of 55 cards, celebrating the master of mystery, murder and mayhem, Alfred Hitchcock.
Politicards™ 2016 & Politikids 2016: twin decks of satirical playing cards produced by Peter Green f...
‘The Deck of Hillary’ with quotes and photographs of Hillary Clinton, USA, 2003.
Brazilian scenic aces with emperors of Brazil, Austria and France and other dignitaries on the court...
House of Cards: Deck of Bush playing cards presenting reasons not to re-elect President Bush for a s...
Historical playing cards by C. L. Wüst depicting monarchs of Brazil and Portugal.
Facsimile of ‘FDR New Deal Deck’ of 1934 re-published by Bill Schroeder, USA, 2010.
“Politically Wild John McCain” published by Newt’s Playing Cards, USA, 2008.
Politicards 2004 with satirical cartoons by the award-winning illustrator Peter Green, USA.
Politicards 1971 for the presidential election in which Richard Nixon won a landslide victory.
Politicards 1984 with caricatures by Donald Gates, published by the Kamber Group, USA.
Politicards 1980 in which Ronald Reagan defeated the incumbent Jimmy Carter, with caricatures by Kei...
“Playing Politics ’10: With no expenses spared” featuring caricatures by Oliver Preston, published b...
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Six different decks of “Bush League Allstars” political playing cards, United States, 2004.
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Katie Abey’s rainbow-coloured designs using crazy animals to convey motivating phrases.
Photographs of political and media figures associated with the Presidency of Donald Trump (2017-2021...
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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.
Caricatures by Garth Stackhouse of American politicians involved in the 1996 presidential campaign.