Miniature novelty playing cards from the late 1940s or early 1950s with a charm of their own. Probably published as small prizes at fairground or seaside amusement arcades.
La Baraja 'Hoja de Afeitar'. Baraja de Hojas Maravilla descalificadas como de primerísima categoría.
Children’s toy cards published in Argentina by Editorial Atlántida in the magazine “Billiken”, 1964
My late mother found these miniature cards in a skip around 50 years ago.
Half-sized cigarette playing cards published by Bucktrout & Co., Ltd (Guernsey) c.1930.
“Carte per Signora” patience pack was produced by Fratelli Armanino, Genova, in c.1897
Miniature children’s playing cards with photographs of football players on the reverse.
Cigarette Cards, Trade Cards, Miniature Playing Cards and other ephemera.
Clifford Toys is a brand name of F. Levy & Co., Ltd, London, sellers of toys and fancy goods.
How I began Collecting Playing Cards by Robert S. Lancaster
Miniature Patience playing cards in Rococo style published by F. X. Schmid, c.1960
The design of the figures is very agile with excellent colour harmony and execution.
Gibbs Happy Families card game promotion, both full sized and miniature versions, c.1946.
Goodall & Son’s Patience & Miniature packs came in various styles of box and back design, c.1890-1930.
Hats-Off! miniature card game published by E. S. & A. Robinson, c.1930s.
Kamarát miniature toy playing cards from Czechoslovakia
First published in c.1870, children are presented in these miniature Patience cards disguised as Kings, Queens and Jacks. The Kings' crowns are slightly over-sized for their heads and the children are wearing false beards.
Two miniature card games promoting Vim Scouring Powder and Sunshine Soap, 1930s.
“Magic Poker Cards” are often found inside Christmas crackers along with party hats, puzzles and jokes...
Mini-Poker miniature playing cards made in China.
Mickey Mouse card game is part of a promotion for Rübezahl Schokoladen GmbH (Germany).
Miniature Playing Cards from around the world
Crudely printed miniature children's packs produced anonymously in c.1930.
Naipe Español Infantil miniature children's playing cards with suit signs of ice creams, baseball bats, swords and suns, manufactured in Chile by Plasticos Pardo M.R.
Naipes tamaño Mignon, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960
‘Happy Families’ published by Nestlé in 1935.
Panto People published by E. S. & A. Robinson, c.1930s.
Patience Cards and their Boxes by Tony Hall.
‘Patience No.21’ is a 52-card miniature deck with double-ended courts and a Joker holding a fan of cards.
Miniature playing cards advertising "Perma" smoking-related products featuring the "Perma Girl" on the backs and Joker.
“Pop Rocky” miniature playing cards with double-ended caricatures of celebrities and pop stars, originally published inside a magazine, c.1970.
Miniature children's playing cards depicting popular heroes and celebrities on the backs, Montevideo, c.1928
Naipe Infantil Gauchito children’s miniature playing cards with Proverbs and Maxims on the reverse,
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.
Miniature Spanish-suited playing cards featuring Scooby-Doo! made specially for Hellmann’s.
‘Naipes Donald’, children's miniature Spanish-suited Walt Disney playing cards, Uruguay, c.1990.
The W.D & H.O. Wills Playing Card promotion of the early 1930s
Zoo-Boots published by E. S. & A. Robinson, c.1930s.