Whitman 8 Card Games boxed set, 1951.
In the 1970s Whitman Publishing Co. ordered a series of popular games from Hong Kong for the UK market.
Who Buys? by Multum in Parvo Company, c.1890.
Who Knows? game of questions and answers produced by Adolf Sala Games, Berlin, c.1900.
Who’s Who or Food for Thought, a wartime card game, c.1939.
Whot was invented by William Henry Storey in 1935. It comes from the days when friends and family played indoor games by the fireside.
I suppose people collect for different reasons, rarity, quality, ingenuity of design, sentimental value... by Tony Hall.
Wie Wird das Wetter, a Black Peter game about the weather created by Gunter Eckhardt, published by Rudolf Forkel,1952.
The Vienna pattern, or Wiener Bild, is a distant relative of the early Lyons pattern. The King of Hearts carries a scroll in his hand.
Wiggins Teape “Hi-Speed” playing cards manufactured by Waddingtons, c.1970.
Wild Flower Sevens card game by Pepys Games (Castell Bros Ltd), c.1960.
"Discover Wildflowers of America Playing Cards" manufactured by Carta Mundi (US), and created by Mark Hamilton and Sea to Sky Photography.
World Wide Fund for Nature-India Playing Cards, featuring 53 different colour paintings of a variety of wildlife including birds, butterflies, mammals and reptiles.
Hunting deck designed by Walter Niedl for “Wild und Hund” magazine, c.1977
Wild West card game published by Pepys, 1963.
Wild! by Peter Wood.
Wilhelm Busch was a German caricaturist and humourist who lived from 1832-1908. There are many card games made in Germany using his characters
Éditions Willeb Cartes à Jouer Piquet - Belote - Manille Laquées 502
Facsimile of Swiss William Tell deck from c.1870 published by Lo Scarabeo.
William Warter's Proverbial Cards, which carry illustrations of old English proverbs, were first published in 1698.
Double pack commemorating the 200th anniversary of W.D & H.O. Wills Ltd, 1786 - 1986.
The W.D & H.O. Wills Playing Card promotion of the early 1930s
W.D & H.O.Wills Playing Card scheme page 2
Wills’s “Happy Families” cards were issued by the Imperial Tobacco Company (of Great Britain and Ireland) Limited in around 1930.
Wimbledon card game published by Pepys (Castell Bros Ltd), 1959.
Win-A-Lot card game by Pepys, first issued in 1951.
‘Wings’, the air mail game © 1928 by Parker Brothers Inc.
Winnie the Pooh card game published by Pepys Games 1965.
Winnie the Pooh Spanish-suited deck, 2002.
Inspired by freezing tribal images of northern winter, this deck is called to show you all its mystic and dangerous beauty.
Wizard of Oz card game published by Pepys, 1940,
The Woman’s Hour playing cards published by David Westnedge, 1996.
Wonderland Misfitz by C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd, c.1908.
Around 1987 I decided to make a pack of playing cards from woodblocks and coloured with stencils. I imagined I was carrying out my 'apprenticeship'.
Woodland Old Maid, a Pepys Card Game illustrated by Racey Helps, first published c.1957.
Woodland Snap is played with a pack of 44 cards illustrated with "Woodland" characters by Racey Helps the famous children's artist.
Woodpecker Press is believed to have started up in 1987 as a spin-off from the closure of Astra Games.
Woody Woodpecker card game by Pepys, 1975.
Woolley & Co: “Eureka” playing cards with rounded corners, small index pips and decorative back design, c.1880-1885
Woolley & Co produced a range of different quality playing cards, and these “Second Harrys” are towards the cheaper end of the range.
‘World Bridge’ produced by Modiano in Trieste, Italy, since around 1950
World Cup ’98 football team pack for Paradigma Consulting Group, 2000
World of Harry Potter playing cards produced by Winning Moves under Waddingtons Number 1 brand, 2019.
World Tour Quiz Game published by Tactic Group for Finnair involves recognising flags from different countries and their locations on the map.
One of a series of Columbian Exposition Souvenir Playing Cards published during 1892-94 celebrating the 400th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the Americas.
Wu-Pee card game by Pepys (Castell Bros Ltd), 1947.
“Encyclopedic Tarot” by C. L. Wüst with “bourgeois” views of life on the Trumps
Wüst Lenormand deck, c.1860
C. L. Wüst Oval Patience Karten No. 240, beautifully printed by chromolithography, c.1910
Wüst Spanish pattern c.1910 advertising Cuban ‘Tropical’ beer.
In 1919 Brepols commemorated the victories of World War I with two new packs featuring portraits of Allied leaders on the court cards and famous battle scenes on the Aces.
Spanish National pattern re-printed from original woodblocks which are preserved in the monastery at Valdemosa, Mallorca, c.1960
The XIXth Century published by John Jaques & Son, c.1875.
Uncoloured and uncut sheet of XV Century Catalan Playing Cards, featuring four female Sotas, four Aces and four cards from the suit of batons.
Cards from a pack of an early form of north Italian playing cards, with the swords back-to-back and curved outwards. Believed to be Venetian, dated 1462.
French suited German engraved cards c1610 to 1650,
Ye Witches Fortune Telling Cards published by the United States Playing Card Co., 1896. 52 cards + Joker + extra card in box.
Year of the Child commemorative deck designed by Jhan Paulussen, 1979.
Yogi Bear Snap No.6647 “Smarter than the average bear” c 1962.
Yowie Game Cards, a promotional item supplied by Cadbury Ltd and published by Kidcorp, c.1999.
Zodiac Bridge was designed by René Marcel Rivière and printed by AGM Müller in c.1975. A different sign of the zodiac appears on the clothing of each court card figure.
‘Zodiac Club Playing Cards’ for Pepys, c.1965-75.
Alfreds Scwedrevitz playing card designs used to advertise Zole Vodka but which were never published
Are you a fan of the undead? Vampires and zombies that have risen from the grave? Then this is a deck for you; the creatures featured on this pack are part-zombie and part-vampire. As Gerad Taylor, the creator of this deck, likes to call them "Zompir...
ZOO COMICS animated playing cards made by Litografía Ferri, Valencia (Spain), first published in 1968.
Zoo Fun card game no.445 by Warren Paper Products, c.1960s.
Zoo-Boots published by E. S. & A. Robinson, c.1930s.
“Zoo-Zoo” card game published by Chad Valley games, c.1920s.
Zoological Misfitz card game published by C.W. Faulkner.
Zooloo Misfitz card game designed by George Lambert for C.W. Faulkner & Co, c.1907.
“Zoom” Airplane card game published by Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, USA, ©1941.
Zum card game published by Milton Bradley Co., c.1905.
Zwanenberg’s Kwartetspel printed by Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland, 1938.
Zwarte Piet by Dondorf for the Dutch market, 1906.