‘Piket Fijne Speelkaarten’ by La Turnhoutoise for export to the Netherlands, c.1925-30. The court cards have an affinity with the French Paris pattern but are nevertheless a fantasy design. The four aces show various buildings from The Netherlands at each end.
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Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
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.
Psychedelic designs promoting Louis De Poortere, a company selling carpets and rugs.
“De Tarot in de herstelde orde” (The Tarot in the restored order) a re-ordered Rider-Waite tarot dec...
Two very remarkable tarots by the award winning Dutch cartoonist Marcel Ruijters.
Four Corners of the World fantasy playing cards by Daveluy, Bruges, Belgium, 1875-1880.
Theatre of Pain / Teatr boli playing cards depicting politicians and leaders in the Caucasus territo...
Commedia dell’Carte political transformation cards illustrated by Stef van Stiphout, Belgium, 1977. ...
Rembrandt playing cards published by the Rembrandthuis (The Rembrandt House Museum) in Amsterdam. ...
Original designs depicting leaders and allegories from Russia, France, Great Britain and Belgium.
A beautiful early pack from The Dutch Playing Card factory.
Artist-designed playing cards produced to demonstrate the quality of a printing technique.
The factory probably only produced playing cards for a few years in the 1920's
Two souvenir packs with different court cards made by Glénisson for the Isle of Man, c.1880.
Cartoon-style illustrations promoting a Belgian organisation for scouts and guides.
Playing cards for gender equality, created on the 500th anniversary of classic French cards
with illustrated views of Dutch cities on the aces. This pack is for sale or exchange.
Promotional pack for a Dutch Celtic folk band which performs Irish, Scottish and Dutch folk music, c...
Another pack of Dutch costume playing cards c.1880.
Dutch costume playing cards made for the Dutch market in the second half of the 19th century.