Chinese playing card makers have probably produced the widest variety of jokers of any single part of the world.
In around 1955 De la Rue introduced a new coloured joker and a series of aces of spades with a silhouette of Thomas de La Rue which coincided with their 125th anniversary
Pack of 52 hand-drawn Jokers.
More Jokers from around the world.
Malaysian-made deck of cards produced for Malaysian Airline Systems (MAS)
Sands & McDougall produced many beautiful Spade Aces and Jokers
A series of SNP Ausprint jokers with the various wording and name changes
The 'Joker' is believed to have been invented by American Euchre players who, when modifying the rules sometime during the 1860s, decided that an extra trump card was required.
West Flanders Souvenir pack manufactured in Belgium by Mesmaekers, c.1950.