Cow and Gate Happy Family game was issued around 1928 to promote nutrition products.
The deck is described on the box as “a portfolio of photographs of the leading lights of the stage”
Playing cards designed by Enzo Laurà for Credito Commerciale, 1978.
A collection of antique and vintage Cribbage Boards by Tony Hall, part 5: Advertising
Czech Insurance Company cartoon pack
Advertising Playing Cards printed by Drukkerij Juten, published by “De Kloof” of Bergen op Zoom, Holland, c.1970
De Reszke Cigarettes “What the Stars Say” astrology cards issued by J. Milhoff & Co., 1934
Advertising backs by William Detmold Ltd (Australia) c.1910-1920s
Brepols Dutch Pattern for Van Perlstein distillery, c.1960
Dual advertising deck for Eastern Airlines and Ryder Trucks, produced by Hoyle, 1983
Promotional playing cards produced for ‘El Rodeo Talabartería’ specialising in leather goods and clothing, Buenos Aires, c.2006.
‘Eldar’ upholstery fabrics advertising deck by Middle East Manufacturing Co of Beirut, Lebanon, c.1960
Electric Snap by the South Wales Electricity Board, 1950s.
Special pack made for the English Electric Valve Company Ltd Chelmsford, 1989
Promotional deck produced by the British gentleman’s magazine “Esquire” c.2002
Estudio Negrin playing cards for PIRELLI, made by Orestes A. Cappellano S.R.L., Buenos Aires, Argentina, c.1960
Alto Imaging Group playing cards manufactured by Esveco Specialities B.V., c.1990s
The design of the figures is very agile with excellent colour harmony and execution.
Fastener S.R.L. are manufacturers bolts and industrial fasteners. Traditional Spanish suit symbols have been substituted by various kinds of nuts and bolts.
Ferguson Happy Families card game was produced by Ferguson Electronics and printed by John Waddington Ltd in c.1960.
Festal advertising playing cards for Hoechst Peruana S.A.
Non-standard playing cards produced by Artex (Budapest) for the Gdynia-America Line, Poland, c.1958
Dutch pattern advertising deck for Genever Giraf made by Van Genechten in the 1950s.
Giffgaff mobile network playing cards, 2015
Naipes Globalstar TE.SA.M. Telefonía Satelital playing cards, manufactured by Gráfica 2001.
Spanish-suited playing cards featuring the ‘Glorious’ ladies swimwear collection for 1995, designed by Estudio Fileni/Mendióroz.
Gordon’s Gin branded playing cards themed with limes, lemons and ice cubes, 2000
A somewhat unusual deck specially designed for Grolsch Breweries evoking self-expression and independence of spirit, c.2012
The “Game of Happy Melox Families” was published by G. Clarke & Son of Thomas Street, London, in 1929.
The “Help Yourself” Society was formed in 1927 to run fundraising activities for hospitals.
Vintage cartoon courts and ace of spades specially designed for Hoover Limited, with full colour back showing the Art Deco style Hoover factory at Perivale, manufactured by Waddington's Playing Cards, c.1930
Each card shows an image of a bottle of hot Chilli Sauce (spelt 'chile' on the cards), a map of where the product is made, a heat gauge (see top left), plus amusing notes and information about the particular sauce.
Advertising/souvenir deck of cards associated with the Ian Schrager chain of luxury hotels
John Player Special non-standard playing cards created by the illustrator Nick Price, 1987
Kellogg’s Complete Breakfast card game, ©1997
Happy Families game by “Laboratoires Modernes” promoting herbal products, c.1929
Publicity playing cards manufactured for Laboratorios Magma, S.A., Lima, Peru, c.1990
Las Cartas de Sara (Yerba Mate) based on an idea by Diego Silva Pintos and illustrated by Hogue. Produced by Color/9, c.2003.
Léonard Biermans had been employed by Brepols from 1871-1874 before opening his own playing card factory in 1875.
The first cards, or “chromos”, were published in 1872 and during the next 100 years almost 2,000 series were issued as a form of advertisement, but also educational as they cover almost every field of knowledge.
Advertising deck for "Jet" fuels, and "Lion Brand" No.1429 manufactured in Belgium by Biermans, 1960s.
“Mercury” playing cards produced for the Liverpool Cooperative Society, printed by the Liverpool Daily Post, c.1930
Deck made in China in c.2010 advertising the Chinese brew “Lucky Beer, the enlightened beer”
Malaysian-made deck of cards produced for Malaysian Airline Systems (MAS)
Playing cards designed by Max Velthuijs for KLM airlines first published c.1964
McDonald’s playing cards by the United States Playing Card Co., Cincinnati, c.1997
Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936
Michelin Tyres by Waddingtons, c.1970
The company advertised themselves as “The Monarch King of all Cycles” with the lion's head motif inside a bicycle wheel.
Advertising pack for the Moroccan Bank of Commerce and Industry, 1986