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.
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.
Randy Butterfield's House of Tudor playing cards feature detailed art in a high-quality collectible ...
Famous people associated with Nicolas Fouquet’s splendid château of Vaux-le-Vicomte.
Pack featuring six images from the Disney film of the same name, on cards made for Eastern Europe.
Psychedelic designs promoting Louis De Poortere, a company selling carpets and rugs.
Dinosaurs from different ages and locations, with artwork by Virginijus Poshkus.
Characters and scenes from the Disney film of the same name, on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Characters from The Broons and Oor Wullie comic strips on their 75th anniversary.
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.
Traditional Italian card game with comic designs by Benito Jacovitti.
‘Star Wars: a New Hope’ playing cards to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film Star Wars, USA, ...
A flicker pack with different backs, advertising the Saab 900 Convertible motor car.
The Disney Villains tarot deck by Insight Editions emphasises iconic villains, merging traditional t...
History meets pop culture in a 36-card set that pays tribute to Lenormand's legacy and the colourful...
Britney Spears Oracle: A Deck and Guidebook to Be Stronger Than Yesterday — a card set for Britney f...
This tarot deck pays tribute to the golden age of pixelated video games, drawing inspiration from th...
‘Baraja Mística’ satirical playing-cards featuring revelling clergy published by Litografía Fernánde...
National Railway Museum with drawings by Stuart Black, United Kingdom, 1993.
Characters from the famous Italian comic book series, Tex, created by Gian Luigi Bonelli and Aurelio...
Anti-Communist propaganda pack with satirical designs by Benito Jacovitti.
Bicycle “EveRydAy zomBIES” playing cards with artwork by Rob Sacchetto, USA, 2013.
Four Corners of the World fantasy playing cards by Daveluy, Bruges, Belgium, 1875-1880.
54 classic images from a bygone age of railway travel from the National Railway Museum, York.
Colourful card game featuring the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man and some of his fearsome advers...
Designs by Jürgen Pankarz for the 20th anniversary of the Wolfgang Dorn advertising agency, Cologne....
‘Iceberg Free State 1923’ fantasy playing cards with a cautionary moral lesson, Germany, 2006.
Unlikely, ridiculous or just plain impossible means of transport, drawn by Hubert Rublon.
Publicity pack for the Danish company, Velux, manufacturers of roof windows and skylights.