Caricatures in full colour of contemporary Poles from the sketchbook of Jacka Frankowskiego on all the court cards, Aces and 10s. Satirical drawings on the 9s. The names of all the characters depicted are listed on the Joker. These include Pope John Paul II (AS), President Aleksander Kwaśniewski (AH), Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek (AD), Cardinal Józef Glemp (AC), and Lech Walęsa (KS). Indices K, D, J, A. Backs: the charity’s logo and other text in red, yellow and white. 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.
Nursery rhyme playing cards by Waddingtons, Leeds, UK, 1975.
Photographs of pharmaceutical products, produced for RZF, Rzeszów, Poland, c.1995.
Cards intended for international use by Dertor Sp. z o.o., Warsaw, Poland, c.2001.
Set of caricatures and cartoons in aid of a Polish children’s charity. c.2000.
Fortune-telling pack with divinatory rhymes in Polish, c.1985.
Standard French designs adapted for children. Made by France Cartes for La Grande Récré, c.2016.
Folk Cards designed by Krystyna Gruchalska-Bunsch for Lot Polish Airlines, 1962.
Chad Valley Co. Ltd (incorporating Johnson Brothers (Harborne) Ltd, the long-established UK brand bought by Woolworths in 1988 and now sold at Argos.
Lion Coffee Mother Goose card game, late 19th C.
Polska with artwork by Katarzyna Tomala & Krzysztof Korzeniak, 2011.
Sherlock Holmes deck with caricatures by Jeff Decker published by Gemaco Playing Card Co. 1989
Year of the Child commemorative deck designed by Jhan Paulussen, 1979.
Fairy Snap by Norvic Mill, c.1920s.
Naval and Military Families produced by Prince and Princess Louis of Battenberg, printed by Ernst Nister of Nuremberg, c.1905-10.
La Mariée du Mardi-Gras, published by Jeux et Jouets Français. Paris, early 1900s.
Animal Misfitz designed by George Lambert for Faulkner Games, c.1900.
Carousel Playing Cards commissioned by Tesco stores, 2019.
Golly Misfitz from c1905.
Boekenkwartet featuring illustrations from children's books, 1970s.
Alice in Wonderland playing cards designed by Sasha Dounaevski, 2018.
Klutz Card Deck with comic courts.
The Woman’s Hour playing cards published by David Westnedge, 1996.
Bicycle Emotions playing cards with custom emotions on the courts to help you bluff at cards, 2013.
Advertising Deck for the Piwiarnia Pub in Warsaw.
Les Géants d'un Mythe created by François Poulain and manufactured by Grimaud, 1983.
Notgeld - Emergency Money - was in rare cases issued on playing cards.
‘Cat Chaos Celebrity Edition’ card game by Ginger Fox Ltd., 2017.
World Leaders Snap published around WW2, c.1940.
Jeu Grotesque was first published in France c.1800.
Society Misfitz published by C.W Faulkner & Co, c.1904.
“Berliner Originale” designed by Manfred Bofinger, 1986.
Schwarzer Peter animal pairs card game produced in Germany, c.1920s.
“Naked Truth” Playing Politics with caricatures by Jason Pratt, 1997
“Jungle Parties” or “Playing Politics '87” designed & drawn by Patrick Cuenot.
Schwäbisch Hall building society publicity deck designed by Alex Kardas, c.1975.
The Royal Pavilion, also known as the Brighton Pavilion, is an Asian-style palace built for King George IV when he was Prince of Wales.
Volleyball European Championship Rummy, 1983, designed by Klaus Hennig.
Willie Rushton’s “Pack of Royals” featuring caricatures of the Royal Family, 1995.
“Desafio” playing cards with football player caricatures, c.2000
“Playing Politics” or “Cabinet Shuffle” specially commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1983