Avilude or Game of Birds published by West & Lee, Worcester, Mass, c.1880.
Pepys “British Birds” card game with colour pictures, c.1968
Dondorf’s “Die Vogel-Welt” No. 351 quartet game, c.1905
Fish Playing Cards by Bamboo (Parksons Press).
Campaign deck for Greenpeace with drawings of penguins, seals, whales and dolphins.
Quartet games with scientific illustrations became popular during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. J. W. Spear and Sons Zoology quartet game is a lesson in natural history.
Jungle Thrills illustrated by Racey Helps and published by Pepys Games, 1955.
“Kleine Tierwelt” wildlife quartet game designed by Heinz Osthoff, published by Bielefelder Spielkarten GmbH, 1963.
Souvenir playing cards from Malaysia featuring 56 colour photographs of skyscrapers, wildlife, local people and Malaysian fruits with inscriptions in English describing each scene.
Souvenir deck from The Maldives depicting marine life in the Indian Ocean
Maxi Puke 201 Circus Poker brand produced by Wenyu Paper Products, Shanghai
Noah’s Ark Card Game, c.1905, which in its day helped to teach the Old Testament worldview
‘Oosehe’ animal card game published by Woolley & Co, c.1900.
Red Sea fish identification cards published in several languages by Horus of Egypt, 2005.
Rivers Edge Products for the outdoor enthusiast include magnificent artwork on playing cards
Sapra Studio Original playing cards featuring wild animals of S Africa, 1999.
Souvenir of New Zealand produced by Hema Maps NZ Limited
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.
Waddington’s Sporting Birds Series 1933
World Wide Fund for Nature-India Playing Cards, featuring 53 different colour paintings of a variety of wildlife including birds, butterflies, mammals and reptiles.
Wild! by Peter Wood