The Brescia pattern contains elements which come from a past age.
Jeu de Cartes “Bretagne” conveying their cultural identity.
Bretagne (Brittany) playing cards, Grimaud, c.1970.
Australian Brewery Advertising
Bridge advertising playing cards for Morganite Carbon, manufactured by La Cubana, S.A., Tulipan 108, Mexico 4, D.F., c.1980s
“Bridge Challenger” by Fidelity Electronics, 1975
“Brighter Families” promotional card game for Cosmos Lamps (Metrovick), 1930
British Airways Concorde playing cards made in Belgium by Carta Mundi, before 2003.
Patience deck for British American Tobacco printed by Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland c.1940
Pepys “British Birds” card game with colour pictures, c.1968.
British Empire published by Norvic Mill, c.1920.
Unique pack of playing cards created for the British Museum with illustrations by Frances Button.
British Playing Cards Ltd was the predecessor of Universal P.C.Co. and involved Alf Cooke of Leeds and Bemrose of Birmingham, and maybe one or two other printing firms
British Towns Card Game by Pepys Games (Castell Brothers Limited).
Brotherton is recorded as operating at 13 Little Britain (London) from 1789-1840. In 1851 his factory was burnt down.
Brown & Bigelow of St Paul, Minnesota, was a leading producer of playing cards in the U.S. from the late 1920s - 1980s.
Publicity pack for Brunner Möbel with graphic design by André Stehle, 1966
Brussels Euro Joker Club's 10th Anniversary deck, with artwork by Yvette Cleuter, was produced in a limited, signed and numbered edition of 400 copies.
Bubble Cards - known as “All the Bubbles”, c.1720.
Half-sized cigarette playing cards published by Bucktrout & Co., Ltd (Guernsey) c.1930.
Buena Suerte Cartomancy cards published by Difusora S.A., Argentina, c.1975
Buena Suerte Cartomancy leaflet
Bulgaria Souvenir by Land of Roses Ltd
Gold plated souvenir playing cards from the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel in Dubai.
C. W. Faulkner’s “Busy Families”, c.1903.
“Butagaz” playing cards for the French gas company, c.1976
C. Della Penna S.A. playing card manufacturer and publisher, Buenos Aires, c.1930-1978
SPIELKARTENFABRIEK VON C.L. WÜST, 1811 - 1927. A short history of the Wüst factory by Martin Shaw & Paul Symons.
C. W. Faulkner & Co Ltd, London, an important publisher of games, pictorial souvenirs, children’s books, and postcards.
C.W.F Snap, c.1902.
C.W.S. ‘Game of Snap’ advertising household products, Manchester (UK), 1930s.
“Caballos Argentinos” playing cards with photographs of horses and ponies on each card.
Russell & Morgan's “Cabinet No.707” brand was first introduced in 1888.
Cádiz Pattern playing cards
Cadiz style playing cards manufactured by La Primitiva, Victoria 3179, Buenos Aires c.1905. The cards have the black 'Mercury' tax stamp on the four of cups.
‘Aristocrat’ Casino Cards with special courts for Caesars Palace by USPCC 2006.
Calavera playing cards designed by Jirs Huygen for Cartamundi, 2015
Caleb Bartlett patriotic deck (reproduction), around 1835-40.
“European Phrase” playing cards produced for Caledonian Airways, 1994.
“Calendario Inka” playing cards published by Power Casinos, Lima, Peru, c.2004.
Productos Camacho, c.2003
Canadian National Railways souvenir deck, dated to 1927. Every card is gilt edged, and carries a different photograph of Canada.
Canary Islands Souvenir by Heraclio Fournier, c.1970
Mexican Canasta set with paintings by Ramón Espino Barros (1918-2000)
Lightly risqué luxury playing cards published by Éditions Philibert of Paris in 1956.
“Candid Confessions” published by Jaques & Son, Ltd, c.1905.
Health & Safety playing cards designed as a teaching aid to improve safety standards in the workplace
Advertising playing cards for Capel Vinos S.A., manufactured by Naipes Comas, 2001
Caperucita Roja card game published by H. Fournier, 1981.
Capilettor cartoon playing cards published by VASS, Leinfelden, 1978.
“Capitol No.188” was first introduced during the Russell & Morgan Printing Company era in c.1886 and carried through into the U.S.P.C.C's catalogue after 1895.
Originally known as Cappellano Hnos in the 1920s, over the years the company underwent several changes of name and address.
Originally known as Cappellano Hnos in the 1920s, and undergoing several changes of name and address, the company produced catalan style packs with the brand names "Naipes Triunfo" and "Torcacita" as well as an Anglo-American style pack titled "VELCA...
The Car Game with artwork by Barry Rowe, published by Pepys, c.1960.
Card Fabrique Company had connections with several other manufacturers and their complete history is yet to be unravelled.
Joker S.A.I.C. produce a range including children's card games, tarot cards and advertising decks, alongside their standard Spanish-suited and Anglo-American playing cards.
Card Games for Kids by Hamlyn 2004.
Card Golf published by Pepys Games, c.1960.
Cardiology Trials - limited edition playing cards by Krakowskie Zaklady Wyrobów Papierowych Trefl (KZWP), 2003
'El Caballo' brand (No.5P) playing-cards manufactured in Spain by Heraclio Fournier S.A. especially for the Estanco de Naipes del Perú, c.1960.
Cards from a Mexican pack c.1835; maker unknown
Facsimile edition of cards first published by Carel de Wagenaer, Amsterdam in c.1698
Transformation playing cards designed by Carl Johann Arnold (1829-1916), the court artist for King Friedrich Wilhem IV of Prussia
The Carnival Playing Card deck designed by Harry D. Wallace (1892-1977) and first published in 1925.
Carousel Playing Cards commissioned by Tesco stores, 2019.
Carreras Fortune Telling Cards, 1926
Carreras Ltd miniature playing cards and dominoes, 1929
Carreras issued a number of packs of advertising playing cards as well as cigarette and trade cards, miniature playing cards, dominoes, fortune telling cards and Happy Family cards during the 1920s and 30s.
Carta Mundi was founded in Turnhout on 27 June 1970 by pooling the production and sales facilities of the three surviving companies: Brepols, Van Genechten and Leonard Biermans.
Cartas Blancas Self-help playing cards
The designs of these fortune-telling cards are largely taken from nineteenth century Austrian "Rural Scenes" Tarock cards.
Spanish playing cards with Pre-Columbian designs from Argentina, 2001
“Carte per Signora” patience pack was produced by Fratelli Armanino, Genova, in c.1897
“Carte Romane” designed by Giorgio Pessione, 1973, celebrating the history of Rome.
Cartes à Jouer Espagnoles Héron - Catalan pattern
Promotional decks by Héron
Transformed playing cards featuring satirical caricatures of political figures then in the ascendant, Paris, c.1819.
Cartes Catalanes are used in a small area in the Eastern Pyrenées region of Southern France.
“Jeu de cartes comiques” transformation cards designed by Louis Atthalin (1784-1856) and published in 1817.
“Cartes Comiques”, published by B. Dondorf, printed by chromolithography, c.1870-1888.
‘Cartes de Luxe’ first published by Biermans in 1877 was reproduced in facsimile by Amstel Beer in c.1980.
‘Cartes Imperiales et Royales’ published by B. P. Grimaud & Cie representing imperial rulers and consorts from Austria, England, France & Russia, mid-19th century
Cartes La Gazelle, manufactured by Imprimerie de L’Entente, Casablanca
“Cartes Lenormand” published by H. P. Gibson & Sons Ltd, London, printed in Germany by B. Dondorf, 1920s.
The courts are full-length figures of English historical personages.
A “Questions & Answers” family game from France produced by Imagerie Pellerin.
Cartes Recréatives is a set of Transformed playing cards designed by Armand-Gustave Houbigant (1790-1863) and first published by Terquem et May, Metz, in 1819.
"Cartes Turques" was published in 1985. Intricate designs with a hint of orientalism, double borders and distinctive pips.
Derived from “Cartes Turques” first made by Glanz, then later by van Genechten, Brepols & Piatnik. 3 double-ended dragon Aces and one Adam/Eve Ace with a coiled serpent.
Double advertising pack made by Cartográfica Industrial for Refrigeração Parana S.A. The extra card contains an insignia with the legend 'CARTAL'.
A set of rather unusual and non-standard cartomancy cards from Argentina with religious connotations and imaginative artwork
Naipes Casa Escasany ~ Magnificent novelty playing cards published by Casa Escasany, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1930s
Casa Jacobo Peuser was originally founded in 1867, and was involved in the importation of playing cards into Argentina during the period (approx.) c.1920-1950.
Moroccan cards with the legend 'Casablanca'
Matching game by Majora, Lisbon, c.1970, featuring figures in national dress from Portuguese provinces and colonies
Bernhard Altmann is from the “The House of Cashmere” and these playing cards honour their best known commodity: the fleece of the graceful horned Cashmere goat.
“Casino” pack made by J. Müller & Cie & Cie, Schaffhouse. The pack was probably designed by Josef Maria Melchior Annen (1868-1954) who also designed several other packs for Müller & Cie.
Piatnik-Ritter No.240 - Obchodní Tiskárny Casino No.240
Promotional playing cards created by A. M. Cassandre (pseudonym of Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron, 1901-1968) with abstract, almost surrealist figures and ornamentation, but clearly inspired by medieval art and rendered into an Art Deco style.