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 Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
“1952-2002 commemorative deck” customised with doodles by an uncredited artist, UK, 2011.
Brazilian scenic aces with emperors of Brazil, Austria and France and other dignitaries on the court...
Scenic Tarock deck produced by Fabrique de Cartes J. Müller & Cie (Schaffhouse), Suisse.
“Don’t come back” playing cards produced by Hounslow NHS Primary Care Trust and Feltham Young Offend...
French-suited Bavarian Animal Tarot by J B Dubois, Liège, Belgium, late 18th C.
Randy Butterfield's House of Tudor playing cards feature detailed art in a high-quality collectible ...
Early 19th century Animal Tarot pack produced by J T Dubois, Liège, Belgium.
Famous people associated with Nicolas Fouquet’s splendid château of Vaux-le-Vicomte.
Psychedelic designs promoting Louis De Poortere, a company selling carpets and rugs.
Pack conceived by Berthold Conradi, commemorating the 700th anniversary of the granting of town righ...
Dinosaurs from different ages and locations, with artwork by Virginijus Poshkus.
Commemorative Olympic Playing Cards produced by Waddingtons exclusively for Stanley Gibbons Antiquar...
Complete pack of 36 hand-painted and silk-inlaid playing cards with French suits made in Germany.
A selection of Mario Testino’s photographic work in various fields, notably fashion.
Honouring the bicentenary of the Montgolfier brothers’ first balloon flights in 1783.
Centennial Olympic Games playing cards celebrating the centenary of the modern Olympic Games, 1896-1...
‘Star Wars: a New Hope’ playing cards to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film Star Wars, USA, ...
American President Lines shipping souvenir playing cards, early to mid-1950s.
Official souvenir pack showing 52 coloured exhibits from the New York World’s Fair, 1964-6.
“Buffalo soldiers” playing cards commemorating African American military men who helped change the f...
‘Century of Progress’ Exposition playing cards produced by Western Playing Card Company, USA, 1933. ...
A flicker pack with different backs, advertising the Saab 900 Convertible motor car.
Multicoloured Belgian/Genoese pattern cards, probably printed by Fournier for Lebanon.
New York City souvenir playing cards with 53 different views of interest, USA, 1915.
Nation’s capital souvenir playing cards published by the United States Playing Card Company, USA, 19...
Kyoto Souvenir playing cards by Nintendo aimed at the up and coming tourist industry, 1950s.