Member since February 01, 1996
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 Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
Costumes of people of Brazil, Peru and Mexico, with views of Rio de Janeiro on the aces.
Félix Solesio e Hijos - Real Fábrica de Madrid - Spanish National pattern for Venezuela
Standard Catalan designs of the late 19th century by Sucesores de Viuda Sanmartí e Hijo, Barcelona. ...
Catalan pattern (‘Escudo de Barcelona’) with youthful courts and attractive colouring.
Alejo Gabarró “El Cuervo” Catalan pattern playing cards, Igualada, Spain, c.1904.
‘Parisian’ Spanish pattern published by Fossorier, Amar et Cie (Paris), c.1902.
Félix Solesio e Hijos, Fábrica de Macharaviaya, Spanish National pattern for West Indies, 1801.
Fifth Centenary of the Discovery of America by Heraclio Fournier, 1992.
Parisian style Spanish deck by Grimaud for export to Uruguay.
Catalan pattern by unusual manufacturer from Madrid, J. Muñoz, Getafe, c.1870s.
‘El Cid’ playing cards manufactured by Simeon Durá, Valencia, Spain.
Anglo-American pattern for Pedro Domecq Mexican brandy made by Productos Leo S.A., c.2000.
A colourful version of the Spanish Catalan pattern from Colombia, with a crowing cockerel on the 4 o...
Naipes Artiguistas published in Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Rios province (Argentina) in 1816, by ...
Gráfica S.A. of Buenos Aires has produced a number of brands using the Catalan pattern.
Standard Catalan-type deck, titled "El Mexicano", by an anonymous Argentinean manufacturer, c.1980s....
Jeu D’Aluettes manufactured by Boéchat Frères, Bordeaux, c.1950 with archaic Spanish features mixed ...
Spanish Catalan pattern No.6 by Heráldica Castanyer, Sabadell (Barcelona), c.1980.
Mas-Reynals standard Catalan pattern comes in several slightly different versions.
“Baraja Hispanoamericana” published by Asescoin, with artwork by Ortuño, illustrates memorable peopl...
“El Ciervo” No.4 manufactured by Hija de Antonio Comas during the Spanish Civil War, with mural crow...
Some examples of playing cards made in Catalonia from the collection of Iris Mundus, Barcelona.
With a distinct history stretching back to the early middle ages, many Catalans think of themselves ...
The United States Playing Card Co. issued Spanish versions of their flagship brand.
A continuation of the survey of designs used in Central and South America.
A brief survey of the designs of English cards in South America.
Wenceslao Guarro ‘Escudo de Barcelona’ Catalan Pattern by Fabricantes de Naipes de España, c.1925.