Playing Cards in post cards, trade cards, greeting cards, etc.
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Curator 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.
Wedding invitation and thank you card in the form of playing cards. France, 2019.
Publicity items for a group of entertainers, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK, 1911.
A few items used for advertising or displaying Dondorf playing card products.
A set of advertising poster stamps for C.L.Wüst playing cards.
Two Notched Construction Card Sets by Shackman & Co, N.Y. 1970s.
Playing cards were traditionally sold inside paper wrappers, which were usually thrown away.
In 1932, a patent was granted to Colin Hart and George Franklin for a leather case in the form of a book cover for playing cards.
Patience Cards and their Boxes by Tony Hall.
A collection of 24 cigar bands with miniature playing cards.
My wife and I have recently commissioned a unique pair of stained glass windows for our home.
The final page of material relating to playing cards from British periodicals.
Some further material relating to cards from nineteenth and twentieth century periodicals.
Notgeld - Emergency Money - was in rare cases issued on playing cards.
There are a number of court card designs that have never actually been produced as cards. It's a shame some of them never were.
“Magic Poker Cards” are often found inside Christmas crackers along with party hats, puzzles and jokes...
The Odd Trick - a bit of Edwardian naughtiness.
History.of Whist and Gaming Counters and Markers from the 18th Century to modern times.
Artwork featuring playing cards in Music Manuscripts
De Reszke Cigarettes “What the Stars Say” astrology cards issued by J. Milhoff & Co., 1934.
Arthur Charles Prince worked for De la Rue as a playing card cutter and later was promoted to supervisor of a small team of workers of same until his death aged 50.
Some traditional Pope Joan boards comprise a circular tray, others are square, divided into sections labelled Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Intrigue and Matrimony. In the game, the Nine of Diamonds is “Pope Joan”.
There are some unusual designs in playing cards, even the shape of the card.
The unprinted backs of playing cards have led people to use them for secondary purposes such as memorandum slips, bibliographic index cards, for declarations of love, rendezvous notes, emergency money, visiting cards and so on.
Thos De la Rue & Co. & Gibson's Games Leaflets.
Cigarette Cards, Trade Cards, Miniature Playing Cards and other ephemera.
Playing Cards have been around in Europe since the 1370s. Some early packs were hand painted works of art which were expensive and affordable only by the wealthy. But as demand increased cheaper methods of production were discovered so that playing cards became available for everyone...
Secondary applications of playing cards.
La Baraja 'Hoja de Afeitar'. Baraja de Hojas Maravilla descalificadas como de primerísima categoría.
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Tobacco cards with miniature playing cards inset into top corners, printed by Litografía y Tipografía Fabbri Hermanos, for Roldan y Cia Tobacco, Lima, c.1895.