Bold, original and colourful space age designs by Canadian graphic artist Mathew den Boer. Double-ended courts coloured blue, purple and black on the black suits and predominantly red, yellow, purple and black on the red suits. The same two colour schemes are used for the Jokers. The font used is striking and original. Several, slightly different versions of this pack have been produced, including one with black backgrounds and borderless backs. The cards shown here are from the first printing, a limited edition - see Ace of Spades and back of 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.
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Non-standard Bohemian cards featuring The Simpsons made for EFKO, Czech Republic, 2014.
Tarot game pack with fantasy sci-fi artwork on the trumps published by Pocket SF, France.
Modern geometric designs by graphic artist Mathew den Boer, Canada, 2020.
Cyberpunk playing cards inspired by advanced science and technology in an urban dystopian future. Designed by Ivan Fortunov, 2021.
Sirocco, nautical themed playing cards by Riffle Shuffle Playing Card Co. and designed by Nathan Oser, 2020.
Monarchs luxury playing cards by Theory11, featured in the film Now You See Me.
Marvel’s Avengers: The Infinity Saga Premium Playing Cards produced by Theory11 and designed by Mattson Creative, 2021.
Classic 1940s Pulp Pin-Up covers on playing cards from China, c.2010.
The Bristol Pack, an exhibition of playing cards designed by Bristol artists, 2005.
Norwegian Troll Cards published by Aune Forlag of Trondheim, c.2000.
Crikey! Classic British Comics playing cards published by Bird Playing Cards, 2013.
World of Harry Potter playing cards produced by Winning Moves under Waddingtons Number 1 brand, 2019.
Final Fantasy VII is a role-playing video game.
Bicycle Cybertech playing cards inspired by cyberpunk genre, illustrated by Jamie Meza, 2019.
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, 2005.
“Ocean to Ocean” Canadian Pictorial Souvenir pack by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1912.
Ocean to Ocean Souvenir of Canada by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1905.
Emoticon playing cards designed by Buy Design Studios, 2016.
Lego Batman Movie playing cards, 2017
‘Stars Play’ card set published by Monty Gum, Leiden, 1988.
“007 Die Another Day” James Bond themed playing cards, 2002.
Dan Dare sci-fi card game based upon Frank Hampson’s pictures in the Eagle comic, published in 1953.
Film Stars from the 1960s with photography by Sam Levin.
Star Kings playing cards inspired by space opera, 2017.
Calavera playing cards designed by Jirs Huygen for Cartamundi, 2015
Harry Potter Hogwarts playing cards, c.2016.
Moviestars from the golden age of cinema by Offason AB of Sweden, c.2000s.
Dutch singers, TV and theatre artist playing cards for “Story” magazine, 1978.
Mickey Kids playing cards from Disney.
“Fair Play” cross cultural playing cards illustrated by Canadian artist Stephen B. MacInnes.
One Piece Hanafuda King card set published by Beverly Enterprises Inc, Tokyo, 2010
Lara Croft Tomb Raider 20 Years Commemorative Deck, 2016.
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Astronaut card game published by Pepys Series (Castell Bros) celebrating the arrival of space travel, 1960s
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“Amos del Universo” card game published by Litografía Goicochea Hnos, S.A., Lima, Peru, c.1980.
Canadian National Railways souvenir deck, dated to 1927. Every card is gilt edged, and carries a different photograph of Canada.