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Published October 18, 2008 Updated June 19, 2022

Advertising deck for Carta Mundi

Advertising deck for Carta Mundi produced by Carta Mundi, 2001

2001 Belgium United Kingdom Cartamundi Advertising Add to Collection

52 Great Brands

In early 2001 Carta Mundi produced a special pack to promote their playing cards as corporate gifts. The ace of hearts carries an advert for Carta Mundi on the back. The other 52 cards + 2 jokers each have a different back corresponding to a promotional pack produced for a “big name” company (some British some not) in the past by Carta Mundi, including Guiness, Harley Davidson, Zurich Insurance, Shell etc. See the silver-coloured Box

The set also contains a foldout leaflet extolling the virtues of Carta Mundi playing cards...

Advertising deck for Carta Mundi produced by Carta Mundi, 2001 Advertising deck for Carta Mundi produced by Carta Mundi, 2001

Above: advertising deck for Carta Mundi with different backs produced by Carta Mundi, 2001. From the collection of Matt Probert.

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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

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.


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