English Standard pack hand drawn & coloured on banana leaf, c.1820.
Hand-made ‘Chief Cities Quartettes’ card game, c.1910.
E. Flaiban - Paisanito, Buenos Aires c.1953
Ernesto Flaiban, Buenos Aires, 1942-1970
Set of medieval playing cards with King, Queen, Knave and numeral cards from one to ten in each of four suits which refer to the activity of hunting, as practiced by the nobility.
“Gilbert & Sullivan” hand-made Savoy Operas pack designed and created by Rex Pitts
“Double Happiness” brand Hakka [客家] playing cards used by Hakka ethnic communities who have a separate identity from Cantonese,
Pack of 52 hand-drawn Jokers.
Handmade Black Peter cards.
In the Middle Ages hunting was an integral part of life.
Naipes Galgo by Ernesto Flaiban, Buenos Aires
The Portuguese were the first Westerners to trade with Ayutthaya in Thailand in the 16th century. Traders also arrived from India, Japan, the Arab world, England, Holland and France.
“Poker Paisanito” manufactured by E. Flaiban S.R.L., c.1943
Hand-made playing cards by French prisoners of war in Porchester Castle, Hampshire, c.1796.
The luxury, hand-painted Stuttgart Cards (Stuttgarter Kartenspiel) dated c.1430, with suits of ducks, falcons, stags and hounds.
Naipes “Tela de Araña” by Flaiban S.A.