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Published October 30, 2022 Updated October 30, 2022

Happy Halloween

Spooky designs such as black cats, pumpkins, bats, spiders and ghosts for Halloween.

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Happy Halloween playing cards printed and published by Carta Mundi, c.2001

Black backgrounds incorporating a spider’s web form the backdrop for these Halloween designs. The court cards use standard English faces but coloured mauve (black suits) with fluorescent lime green backgrounds and fluorescent lime green (red suits) with mauve backgrounds. The remaining cards feature different motifs associated with Halloween such as black cats, pumpkins, bats, spiders, ghosts, etc. A special glow in the dark card is also included. The back design features the grim reaper alongside a headstone marked “RIP”, above which are a black cat and a bat. See the box

Happy Halloween playing cards printed and published by Carta Mundi, c.2001 Happy Halloween playing cards printed and published by Carta Mundi, c.2001 Happy Halloween playing cards printed and published by Carta Mundi, c.2001

Above: Happy Halloween playing cards printed and published by Carta Mundi, Belgium, c.2001. 52 cards + 3 Jokers (including 2 identical ones) + 1 glow in the dark card in tuck box. Size: 56 x 87 mm.

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By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

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.


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