Aleister Crowley Tarot - Crowley and Lady Freda Harris worked on the illustrations between 1938 and 1943
This pack was issued during wartime, in 1936, under the name “Latvian Red Cross Cards No.7”.
This deck is commonly known as the “Anheuser-Busch Spanish-American War deck”, issued at the end of the war.
Anma US Armed Forces, 1942.
Andrew Dougherty’s Army & Navy deck from the Civil War era, c.1865. The cards have no indices and are printed in red/blue/black only with a green/red back pattern.
“Atouts de la Vie” wartime card game created by Madame Lucien Willemetz, c.1940.
Churchill ‘Walking with Destiny’ playing cards published by the Imperial War Museum
“Convoy” WW2 card game published by Tree Brand c.1940, based on wartime naval convoys
‘England Expects’ card game published by Pepys Games in 1940.
Famo, the historical card game, 1939.
“In der Fuehrer’s Face” playing cards designed in 1945 by Antonio Arias Bernal, a Mexican artist, but not published until 2002 by Bill Schroeder & M.R. Steele
Inspector card game published by W F Jackson & Sons, 1940s.
Peter Schencken of Amsterdam copied the "Jeu de la Guerre" or "Das Kriegs-Spiel" (with German captions) originated by Gilles de La Boissière and published by Mariette in 1668 in Paris.
“L’Union Fait la Force”, sometimes known as “the Allied pack”, has the four suits dedicated to the victorious nations of the Second World War.
Facsimile of “Le Jeu de la Guerre” designed by Gilles de la Boissière in 1698.
“Le Jeu des Alliés” manufactured by Mesmaekers N.V., Turnhout, 1945.
Luxus Skatkarte Nr.1134 printed by Brepols for Germany, c.1940s.
“Mapit” war map card game published by Geographia Ltd, 55 Fleet Street, London E.C., c.1940s.
Marlborough’s Victories playing cards, first published in 1707, depict Marlborough's campaigns and the personalities involved.
Photographic playing cards - each face having an "art study" of a female nude, Mayall Press, Stockwell, London, c.1946.
Anonymous ‘Mr Chad’ card game, 1940s
Lessons of a Widowmaker and Other NASA Aircraft, c.2010
Ordnance Recognition Playing Cards cards designed to help people at risk from unexploded bombs
Panda’s Party published by Pepys Games, 1940.
Peter Pan by Pepys Games, first edition 1939.
“Première Guerre Mondiale 1914-1918” playing cards published by Éditions J.C. Dusserre (Maitres Cartiers Boéchat Frères), Paris
A two-pack patience set produced by Thomas De la Rue on behalf of the Prince of Wales National Relief Fund in 1914.
Hand-made playing cards by French prisoners of war in Porchester Castle, Hampshire, c.1796.
Safety First card game embodying the Kerb Drill, published by John Jaques & Son Ltd, 1940s.
Court cards from the Seminole Wars deck by J. Y. Humphreys, Philadelphia, c.1819. Ace of Spades from Jazaniah Ford's Decatur deck, 1815. Jazaniah Ford was born in Milton (Massachusetts) in 1757
“We’re Gonna Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line” wartime card game made by William Sessions Ltd, 1940s
Sister Susie Snap published by Valentine & Sons Ltd, c.1915.
Spy card game published by Valentine’s Games, c.1915.
“Squadron Scramble” card games for identifying military planes, Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, Wisconsin, 1942.
“War Planes” playing cards for aircraft recognition published by Temple Press Limited, c.1940
“They’re Off” horse racing card game by Pepys, c.1940.
“Vacuation” published by Pepys games, based on the evacuation of children to Reception Areas in the countryside during WW2, c.1939-40
“Victory” by Pepys Games, a splendid game with caricatures of British and German leaders, published in 1940.
“Victory" cards celebrating U.S. participation in the Allied victory, c.1945.
Wartime Snap, a memoir of past times, c.1941.
Hadsegélyzö Kártya ('War Aid Pack' or 'War Aid Cards') Nr. 63 designed by Leo Kober and first published by Piatnik, Budapest, in 1917.
Wartime edition of Snap game by an anonymous publisher
Who’s Who or Food for Thought, a wartime card game, c.1939.
Wizard of Oz card game published by Pepys, 1940,
World Leaders Snap published around WW2, c.1940.
In 1919 Brepols commemorated the victories of World War I with two new packs featuring portraits of Allied leaders on the court cards and famous battle scenes on the Aces.
“Zoom” Airplane card game published by Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, USA, ©1941.