Promotional deck for Honeywell Computers by Brown & Bigelow c.1968 with the cards marked in binary notation
Follow-up pack for the 2012 Blue Blood Playing Cards pack on Kickstarter.
“Breaking Bad” fan deck designed by Albino Dragon and manufactured by the USPCC in 2014.
A set of cards inspired by the hit TV show Breaking Bad, created by Jeff Nichol.
Brown & Bigelow of St Paul, Minnesota, was a leading producer of playing cards in the U.S. from the late 1920s - 1980s.
Cards slanted to the right, issued to mark George W. Bush’s second term of office.
“Capitol No.188” was first introduced during the Russell & Morgan Printing Company era in c.1886 and carried through into the U.S.P.C.C's catalogue after 1895.
Card Fabrique Company had connections with several other manufacturers and their complete history is yet to be unravelled.
The Carnival Playing Card deck designed by Harry D. Wallace (1892-1977) and first published in 1925.
Celtic Myth playing cards are the third and final set of cards in a series based around the themes of Celtic mythology and society.
Elaborate court cards on a deck by Charles Bartlet, Philadelphia, (who was in fact Samuel Hart) c.1845-60. The pip cards are double-ended. The date may be somewhere between c.1845-65.
Christmas Playing Cards published by Novelty Playing Cards, Syracuse, New York, 1986.
“Circus No.47”, first issued in 1896. The staid old Kings, Queens and Jacks have given way to various well-known ring masters, clowns and queens; dashing circus designs. Indeed, the clown Jacks are only a short step away from Jokers!
Deluxe Limited Edition Circus Transformation Deck designed by F. Robert Schick, 1988
A deck of cards inspired by the American Civil War, featuring leaders, army generals, President Abraham Lincoln and other characters from this historical period.
It was a common practice for card makers to produce decks under fictitious names particularly when producing advertising decks, to avoid promoting their own name at the expense of the client.
Columbian Exposition Souvenir playing cards, G.W. Clark, Chicago, 1893.
Congress Playing Cards were first produced by the Russell & Morgan Company in 1881 as the finest and most expensive of their brands.
The Continental Card Company, 220 North Second Street, Philadelphia, started in 1874, manufacturing various qualities of playing cards, including Continental Steamboats, Manhattans, Continental Moguls, etc. Single-ended and double-ended decks are known, also a "Highest Trump" Joker.