2023 100 Articles
December 2023 5 Articles
“Les métiers et leurs protecteurs” playing cards published by Editions Dusserre, c. 1995.
Famous people associated with Nicolas Fouquet’s splendid château of Vaux-le-Vicomte.
Recoloured version of the Rider/Waite/Smith tarot produced by Frankie Albano, 1968.
‘Branle’ playing cards inspired by a 12th-century dance, produced by Noir Arts, USA, 2015.
November 2023 37 Articles
French navigators and explorers on a promotional pack for the C.M.C.R shipping company.
“Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots” video game characters on playing cards, Japan, 2008
Pack featuring six images from the Disney film of the same name, on cards made for Eastern Europe.
Umbrella Academy playing cards created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, USA, 2019.
Characters from the 2007 film Shrek the Third, a DreamWorks Animation production.
Published by Il Meneghello, this pack provides a visual history of Fascism in Italy between 1919 and 1945.
Romeo and Juliet playing cards illustrated by Belgian artist Virginie Carquin 2016.
Advertising pack designed by James Hodges for a company specialising in regional cakes and biscuits.
This article examines the long-short principle in mechanical decks used in magic, detailing various types such as the Svengali, Mirage, and Stripper Decks. It explores their history and usage without revealing the specific methods behind their magic tricks.
Based on the knowledge, wisdom and interpretation of Paul Foster Case and Arthur Edward Waite.
Joan of Arc and her contemporaries in a colourful pack designed by Patrice Louis.
Psychedelic designs promoting Louis De Poortere, a company selling carpets and rugs.
“The New Palladini Tarot” by David Palladini published by U.S. Games Inc., in 1996.
Typical costumes and views of Alsace together with lists of the principal sights.
Pack conceived by Berthold Conradi, commemorating the 700th anniversary of the granting of town rights to Idstein.
The Aquarian Tarot Deck illustrated by David Palladini, published by Morgan Press, Inc., 1970.
Dondorf Jägerkarte Nr. 465 playing cards dedicated to the theme of hunting, c.1930.
The Linweave Tarot is actually an elaborate set of paper samples from the Pulp, Paper and Board Division of Brown Company, New York.
Katie Abey’s rainbow-coloured designs using crazy animals to convey motivating phrases.
Dinosaurs from different ages and locations, with artwork by Virginijus Poshkus.
A different dinosaur for each of the four suits, two printed in red and two in blue.
Reproductions of cigarette cards from 1910 on the subject of the early days of aviation.
Photographs of political and media figures associated with the Presidency of Donald Trump (2017-2021).
October 2023 33 Articles
Egg-shaped cards created by Rodolfo Krasno employing photographic images by Michel Leclerc.
Giuliano Costa's Jack-O’-Lantern tarot blends Rider-Waite symbolism with the rich and atmospheric themes of Halloween.
On-line offsite data backup publicity playing cards produced by The Bunker, United Kingdom, c. 2004.
French Cartomancy cards published by J. Gaudais; printed by Mansion, Paris, c.1830.
Commemorative Olympic Playing Cards produced by Waddingtons exclusively for Stanley Gibbons Antiquarian, 1980.
54 different dinosaurs, both large and small, illustrated by Cecilia Fitzsimons.
“De Tarot in de herstelde orde” (The Tarot in the restored order) a re-ordered Rider-Waite tarot deck.
Publicity pack for the East German furniture industry, with designs by Werner-Hans Schlegel.
Eclipse Comic playing cards is a reproduction of the first transformation pack printed in the USA in 1876 by F.H. Lowerre.
Complete pack of 36 hand-painted and silk-inlaid playing cards with French suits made in Germany.
Some early examples of popular German playing cards from the XV and XVI centuries.
Honouring the bicentenary of the Montgolfier brothers’ first balloon flights in 1783.
Reproduction of a 40-card transformation pack with designs by “WS”, adapted for the game of Black Cat.
Old West Guns playing cards containing information about firearms from the Old West, USA.
A selection of Mario Testino’s photographic work in various fields, notably fashion.
Clamcleats playing cards for sailors designed by Celia Allison, New Zealand, 1986.
Costumes from four operas premiered at the Paris Opera between 1830 and 1840.
“Around the world in 54 cards” hand-coloured transformation pack produced by Peter Wood, United Kingdom, 2008.
Featuring Disney Princesses and Enchanting Tales in two sizes of pack made for Eastern Europe.
Hot-air balloons and airships from the early days to 1988, with designs by S. Baraldi and F. Tacconi.
Two very remarkable tarots by the award winning Dutch cartoonist Marcel Ruijters.
Characters and scenes from the Disney film of the same name, on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Order vintage to modern decks with clear, tiered pricing—payable via BACs or Paypal.
A colourful pack aimed at children, with illustrations by Muriel Kerba.
September 2023 25 Articles
Centennial Olympic Games playing cards celebrating the centenary of the modern Olympic Games, 1896-1996.
Jessel’s Bibliography of works in English on Playing Cards and Gaming describes “The first book on Patience published in English”, dated 1859.
Characters from The Broons and Oor Wullie comic strips on their 75th anniversary.
Kings of India playing cards depicting the four greatest dynasties of India.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
A catalogue in 54 cards of some of the treasures held within the Museum of London collections.
Traditional Italian card game with comic designs by Benito Jacovitti.
Costante Costantini's second Minchiate deck, “Le Nuove Minchiate di Firenze”, was published by Solleone in 1981.
‘Star Wars: a New Hope’ playing cards to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film Star Wars, USA, 2007.
Minchiate Fiorentine created by Costante Costantini, published by Edizioni del Solleone.
Review of “Trzes’ Moorish Deck” facsimile published by Ulrich Kaltenborn, Berlin, 2023.
Kuhn Khan and Cooncan are pretty much exactly the same rummy-style game, but packaged and presented differently.
American President Lines shipping souvenir playing cards, early to mid-1950s.
Royal Hawaiian playing cards published by the Royal Hawaiian Playing Card Company, Honolulu.