Belgian manufacturers exported playing cards worldwide, including to The Netherlands. Most of them produced their versions of a ‘Dutch’ pattern, usually accompanied by scenic aces depicting views from different Dutch cities and towns. This example of a ‘Modern Netherlands’ or Dutch pattern deck advertising Genever Giraf was made by Van Genechten in the 1950s. This version of the pattern is considered as the typical Dutch pattern. The four Dutch scenic aces can be coloured or black/white only.
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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 Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
Advertising pack for the food producer Bischofszell, designed by Heinz Looser-Brenner, with non-stan...
Advertising pack for Scheffmacher, master painters in Schaffhausen, with comic designs by Fritz Bünz...
Geometric designs by the French artist Jean Garçon for Knoll International, the furniture company.
Brazilian scenic aces with emperors of Brazil, Austria and France and other dignitaries on the court...
Publicity pack for the Campanile hotel and restaurant chain featuring French provincial costumes, wi...
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.
Characters from the 2007 film Shrek the Third, a DreamWorks Animation production.
Advertising pack designed by James Hodges for a company specialising in regional cakes and biscuits....
Psychedelic designs promoting Louis De Poortere, a company selling carpets and rugs.
On-line offsite data backup publicity playing cards produced by The Bunker, United Kingdom, c. 2004....
“De Tarot in de herstelde orde” (The Tarot in the restored order) a re-ordered Rider-Waite tarot dec...
Publicity pack for the East German furniture industry, with designs by Werner-Hans Schlegel.
Clamcleats playing cards for sailors designed by Celia Allison, New Zealand, 1986.
Two very remarkable tarots by the award winning Dutch cartoonist Marcel Ruijters.
Publicity pack for Gibert Jeune, the famous Parisian bookshop, with designs by James Hodges.
A flicker pack with different backs, advertising the Saab 900 Convertible motor car.
Complete contents of a sample book of advertising cards by De La Rue
Promotional pack for a German steel hardening business, with designs by Costante Costantini.
Glico Almond Chocolate playing cards with designs by Izumi Tamai, produced by Nintendo, Japan.
A brightly coloured pack promoting “Tík Táck” cane vodka from Destileria La Central S.A. in El Salva...
Over the years I have collected a large number of mini-booklets and pocket guides offering rules and...
Four Corners of the World fantasy playing cards by Daveluy, Bruges, Belgium, 1875-1880.
Delightful pack advertising Joseph Bardou & Fils cigarette papers for the Philippines.
Cowboys and American Indians on a pack for Neiman Marcus, the Dallas department store.