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
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...
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.
Standard playing cards are based upon traditional designs, and are used for card games.
The Odd Trick - a bit of Edwardian naughtiness.