The Kings show American admirals and the Jacks have different officers at each end. The Queens are “Our Colonies”. Advertising appears on the Ace of Spades and ‘Uncle Sam’ Joker, the back and the box. The medals on the Aces suggest awards.
This deck is commonly known as the “Anheuser-Busch Spanish-American War deck”, issued at the end of the war.
Advertising pack for Cerveza ‘El Gallo’ made in Belgium, c.1880
A somewhat unusual deck specially designed for Grolsch Breweries evoking self-expression and independence of spirit, c.2012
Juan Roura No.32, with advertisement for Cervezas Damm, c.1932
Deck made in China in c.2010 advertising the Chinese brew “Lucky Beer, the enlightened beer”
Pilsen Trucofest playing cards, Uruguay, c.2008
Pilsner Urquell publicity deck from Czech Republic featuring beer drinkers.
Schincariol Cerveja Pilsen brewery playing cards manufactured by Gráfica Nossa Senhora Aparecida Ltda (Nossagraf), Brazil
Theakston Brewery advertising playing cards depicting old brewing traditions, tools and skills, designed in the style of early 18th century cards.
Wüst Spanish pattern c.1910 advertising Cuban ‘Tropical’ beer.