There are some unusual designs in playing cards, even the shape of the card.
There are a number of court card designs that have never actually been produced as cards. It's a shame some of them never were.
A collection of 24 cigar bands with miniature playing cards.
Cigarette Cards, Trade Cards, Miniature Playing Cards and other ephemera.
De Reszke Cigarettes “What the Stars Say” astrology cards issued by J. Milhoff & Co., 1934
Arthur Charles Prince worked for De la Rue as a playing card cutter and later was promoted to supervisor of a small team of workers of same until his death aged 50.
In 1932, a patent was granted to Colin Hart and George Franklin for a leather case in the form of a book cover for playing cards.
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“Magic Poker Cards” are often found inside Christmas crackers along with party hats, puzzles and jokes...
Artwork featuring playing cards in Music Manuscripts
Patience Cards and their Boxes by Tony Hall.
Secondary applications of playing cards.
Some traditional Pope Joan boards comprise a circular tray, others are square, divided into sections labelled Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Intrigue and Matrimony. In the game, the Nine of Diamonds is “Pope Joan”.
Tobacco cards with miniature playing cards inset into top corners, printed by Litografía y Tipografía Fabbri Hermanos, for Roldan y Cia Tobacco, Lima, c.1895.
The Odd Trick - a bit of Edwardian naughtiness.
History.of Whist and Gaming Counters and Markers from the 18th Century to modern times.
Playing cards were traditionally sold inside paper wrappers, which were usually thrown away.