No.500 Playing Cards published by U.S.P.C.C., c.1910
The deck features a colourful Ace of Spades and Joker, decorated Aces, unique courts and two beautiful back designs featuring fine art paintings.
Nu-Vue playing cards by Brown & Bigelow have novel courts and a special tint which are promoted as “the modern eye-saving concept in playing cards”
Nutrimientos Purina (Purina pet foods) advertising playing cards produced by Miguel Galas S.A. (Brown & Bigelow), Mexico, c.1960
The first-ever officially licensed Firefly Playing Cards. A tribute to the Firefly TV series, featuring iconic symbols and images from the Firefly universe.
Ojibwa Native Indian playing cards hand manufactured on birch bark in imitation of standard French / English cards, c.1875.
Old Huckleberry Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey with a retro vintage feel
‘Old Maid’ card game manufactured by Milton Bradley Co., Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, c.1920s
Old Maid card game by Built-Rite toys, Warren Paper Products, Co., c.1960.
Old Maid card game by Whitman Publishing Co., 1951.
“Olivia’s Lucky Ladies” glamour model playing cards produced by Ozone Productions Ltd, USA, 2004
A pack inspired by subjects such as spirituality, the occult, ouija boards, spirit photography and generally all things spooky.
Rick Davidson's “Origins” playing cards is an inspired, present-day re-design of the standard Anglo-American deck
Pack of Dogs. Every card tells a story...
Paddington card game published in UK by Whitman.
A beautifully hand-painted pack inspired by wildlife and the wilderness created by the Uusi design studio.
Palladin Parlour & Playing Cards by Laura Sutherland, published by Palladin Paperworks, Santa Cruz CA., 1983.
Souvenir of Panama playing cards by USPCC 6th Edition produced in 1923.
1st edition of Panama Souvenir playing cards published by U.S. Playing Card Co., 1908
Several editions of Panama Souvenir Playing Cards were issued by the USPCC between 1908 - 1926. The design of the cards varied between editions, and different 'fact' and map cards were also included.
Parker Brothers, Salem, Mass., USA
Custom playing cards based on the TV series Parks and Recreation.
On “Past-L-Eze” playing cards Kings, Queens and Jacks are no longer stodgy and conventional but pleasingly reflect suspicion, flirtation and worry.
‘Paulson’ playing cards produced by Gaming Partners International, manufactured in Mexico, for Hooters Casino Hotel, Las Vegas
Paw Patrol Jumbo Playing Cards by Cardinal 2016.
Tip-Top No.350 playing cards manufactured by Perfection Playing Card Company, Philadelphia, c.1887
Pippoglyph Playing Cards by Ben Crenshaw © 2004
Plants vs. Zombies UNO card set Chinese edition, licensed by Mattel East Asia Limited, 2011.
In 2010 Playboy Fragrances (Coty) released a 'gaming' set promotion comprising two decks of identical cards, one set of five dice and poker chips.
Playing Card Oracles - Alchemy Edition - by Charles J. Freeman and Ana Cortez
Playing cards manufactured by The US Playing Card Co for the Estanco de Naipes del Peru, 1920s - 1950s
Pocket Size Bowling card game by Warren Paper Products, c.1960s.
This 2012 deck of Politicards represents the sixth election year that Peter Green has created these collectible playing cards.
The game of Population was first published by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, USA (a division of United States Playing Card Co), in c.1896
An historic American advertising deck for the C. A. Edgarton Mfg Company, manufacturers of the President Suspender (known as “braces” in England) depicting U.S. Presidents and First Ladies on the courts.
‘Geisha Girls’ playing cards published by Punch Studio, Culver City, CA., 2013
The company introduced a number of standard brands until it was absorbed into U.S.P.C.C. and its affiliates, and finally dissolved in 1933.
Rat-a-Tat Cat illustrated by Roni Shepherd, published by Gamewright Inc, Boston, 1997.
RCI Playing Cards, a 20th century playing-card maker of Minneapolis, 1969-1985.
“Remembrance” playing cards, courtesy of the American Legion, manufactured by Brown & Bigelow, c.1940.
Renaissance Playing Cards by Maxim Hurwicz, showing 54 different drawings spanning the years 1066 to 1400.
“Revelation” playing cards illustrated by Michael Messer
Rivers Edge Products for the outdoor enthusiast include magnificent artwork on playing cards.
Rod Starling is one of the founding members of the 52 Plus Joker card collectors club. He has written many articles for the club's quarterly newsletter, Clear the Decks. His collection still encompasses both foreign and American decks. Rod has also a...
Roodles by A J Patterson, 1912.
Roundup card game by Whitman Publishing, 1951.
Royal Playing Cards, 1890s
Two beautifully crafted custom playing cards decks. Featuring brightly colored illustrations and gorgeous typography.
Willis W. Russell started a modest playing card business in Milltown, a small town in northern New Jersey, in 1905.
The distinctive Ace of Spades features the Statue of the Goddess of Freedom, based on the bronze statue designed by Thomas Crawford (1814-1857) that, since 1863, has crowned the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Willis W. Russell’s “Regulars” were first issued in c.1906, a brand aimed at the armed forces, in tribute to men of the “regular army”. It was patented with ‘Long Distance Pips’ with shading in the hearts and spades.
A rare American Russian political pack depicting events and moods in early 20th century Russia.
Samuel Hart was a prolific manufacturer of playing cards who commenced business sometime around 1845 in Philadelphia. He had previously worked for L.I. Cohen.
‘Screen Legends’ playing cards published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1991.
Human beings have always yearned to understand the experience of life. The knowledge that we seek is not really hidden, we each have to find it within ourselves.
Self-Nurturing Solitaire by Idelle Jones,
Self-Nurturing Solitaire is a deck of cards designed to improve Self-Esteem.
Court cards from the Seminole Wars deck by J. Y. Humphreys, Philadelphia, c.1819. Ace of Spades from Jazaniah Ford's Decatur deck, 1815. Jazaniah Ford was born in Milton (Massachusetts) in 1757
A pack illustrated by Jeffrey Bucholtz inspired by ancient Egypt’s religious and philosophical system of Hermeticism.
The deck is about the dichotomy of a life at sea. Exploring famous sailors, explorers, pirates, and privateers of the age of sail.
Sheba playing cards illustrated by Brent Bailer and published by Omega Concepts Ltd, 1972
Sherlock Holmes deck with caricatures by Jeff Decker published by Gemaco Playing Card Co. 1989
Three fine deck of playing cards inspired by the characters and stories of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The “Smart Set 400” brand with named backs was introduced in c.1906 by the Kalamazoo Playing Card Co. in Michigan. Kalamazoo subsequently merged with the Russell Playing Card Co. in around 1913 or 1914. Thereafter the “Smart Set 400” series continued...
Snap card game illustrated with animals, by Whitman Publishing Co., 1951.
Southern Pacific Souvenir of the Golden West playing cards - Sunset, American Canyon and Shasta Routes - published by the Interstate Company exclusively for Southern Pacific News Service, c.1915.
The ‘Space Age Game of Old Maid’ published by Russell Manufacturing Company, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA, c.1965.
The Space Puzzles Game published by Gametoy Development Co., Inc, Orlando, Fl, 1991
“Space-O” card game published by Pla-Mor Games manufactured by ARRCO Playing Card Co, USA, 1950s,
Standard court cards show the king, queen and jack looking sideways and diagonal; these elegant Spirit playing cards show the court characters front-facing.
SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon playing cards featuring SpongeBob and Patrick the star fish
Spyscape espionage, surveillance and cryptography themed playing cards, 2018.
“Squadron Scramble” card games for identifying military planes, Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, Wisconsin, 1942.
Squared Faro #366 by Russell & Morgan Co. first issued in 1887.
By 1877 the New York Consolidated Card Co's "Squeezers" were a great success on account of the indices in the corners which enabled the cards to be fanned.
‘Stage’ card game © 1904 C. M. Clark Publishing Co. Boston, Mass. with portraits of popular actors and actresses.
This beautiful deck features an oval half-tone photo of a theatre star on each card, many of them legendary names, along with their autograph beneath. The border artwork consists of a different coloured floral pattern for each suit. The back has a de...
Stancraft Playing Cards were manufactured by Brown & Bigelow of whom they were a subsidiary.
Stancraft “Split Deck”, 1979.
Standard Playing Card Co. started producing playing cards in c.1890 but was in business for only about four years before United States Playing Card Company acquired it in 1894.
“STAR WARS Episode 1” playing cards printed by U.S. Playing Card Co., c.1999
Souvenir deck from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin containing photographs from museum collections and archives on each card.
“Steam Ark” playing cards illustrated by Chet Phillips, 2014
Owing to the romantic appeal of gambling on the Mississippi river many manufacturers added “Steamboats” to their range, differentiated by a number, such as 999.
Steamboats #66 playing cards manufactured by the Kalamazoo Paper Box & Card Co., c.1903.
Steamboats No.99 was one of a number of brands produced by the American Playing Card Co. of Kalamazoo.
The deck has been inspired by pirates and swashbuckling and the world of Steampunk, a science-fiction realm of steam-powered machinery, intricate cogs and gears.
These steampunk inspired cards are based around a pair of real steampunk goggles that you can purchase and wear to look just like your favorite court card.
“Strange People” card game produced by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, 1895.
Strauss & Trier, New York, c.1860.
Lighting in submarines involved wearing red goggles to preserve night vision for viewing instrument panels. The goggles solved one problem but created another: the red suits on playing cards were not visible through the red goggles.
This deck was of slightly superior quality than it's predecessor “National Steamboats No.9” and is enhanced by a more picturesque Ace of Spades.
Superman World Hero™ playing cards made in Belgium by Carta Mundi
Diba Salimi has created a hand illustrated pack inspired by Persian ancient history, art and Persian rugs.
Survival Playing Cards for outdoor emergencies by Environs Inc. 1974.
"Tales from the Stage" - an article about theatrical playing cards by Rod Starling
The earliest Ace of Spades had the Centre Street address and the Jolly Joker was used until the “Tally-Ho” Joker was introduced in the early 1900s. The brand has seen only minor variations over the years.
“TDC Inc.: a 20th Century American Playing Card Maker” by Michael Cooper.
Tensho Mekuri cards hand-made by Patricia Kirk, 2003
Tesseract Mobile’s new Solitaire card games for Android devices features dynamic playing cards that change style...