The slogan on the back of these cards reads “scouting, da’s Durven” which means “scouting, that’s Daring”. The cards therefore show some of the “daring” activities in which scouts and guides may engage. Every card is illustrated in a cartoon style, with the court cards having a different design at each end, and some of the pips on the numeral cards being “transformed”. VVKSM was the Flemish Federation of Catholic Scouts and Guides. It changed its name in 2006 to SGV (Scouts and Guides of Flanders). The indices are in Dutch. See the box►
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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.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
Politicards™ 2016 & Politikids 2016: twin decks of satirical playing cards produced by Peter Green f...
Brazilian scenic aces with emperors of Brazil, Austria and France and other dignitaries on the court...
“Politically Wild John McCain” published by Newt’s Playing Cards, USA, 2008.
Strange facts from Robert Ripley’s ‘Believe It or Not’ books, in the form of cartoons.
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.
‘Gone to Pot’: special playing cards for keen gardeners, United Kingdom.
Keep-em honest playing cards designed by Chris Cooper and published by Dark Horse Deluxe.
“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.
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.
Dinosaurs from different ages and locations, with artwork by Virginijus Poshkus.
54 different dinosaurs, both large and small, illustrated by Cecilia Fitzsimons.
Two very remarkable tarots by the award winning Dutch cartoonist Marcel Ruijters.
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.
Photographs of flowers, herbs and vegetables by leading photographer Tessa Traeger.
‘Baraja Mística’ satirical playing-cards featuring revelling clergy published by Litografía Fernánde...
National Railway Museum with drawings by Stuart Black, United Kingdom, 1993.
This set of Ganjifa cards is a beautiful example of traditional cards from India.
Anti-Communist propaganda pack with satirical designs by Benito Jacovitti.