English Standard pack hand drawn & coloured on banana leaf, c.1820.
Hand-made ‘Chief Cities Quartettes’ card game, c.1910.
The manner of holding the cards in the hand is related to a player’s needs to view his/her hand in a logically organised way, perhaps categorised into sets or sequences, usually reading from left to right...
“Gilbert & Sullivan” hand-made Savoy Operas pack designed and created by Rex Pitts
Pack of 52 hand-drawn Jokers.
Handmade Black Peter cards.
The earliest mention of playing-cards in Denmark dates from 1487 when King Hans, who reigned from 1481-1513 and was notorious for his gambling, again and again drew money from the treasury to pay for his losses.
Hand-made playing cards by French prisoners of war in Porchester Castle, Hampshire, c.1796.
Standard Danish playing cards made by Handa, Copenhagen
The luxury, hand-painted Stuttgart Cards (Stuttgarter Kartenspiel) dated c.1430, with suits of ducks, falcons, stags and hounds.
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