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The manufacture of playing cards in America only began during the second half of the 18th century, and not before 1776 by some estimates.

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Lawrence & Cohen, New York

Lawrence & Cohen decided to hire Owen Jones, the English playing card designer who produced back designs for De La Rue (London).

Lawrence & Cohen, New York 1865

Lego Batman Movie

Lego Batman Movie playing cards, 2017

Lego Batman Movie 2017

Lewis I. Cohen

Lewis I. Cohen made his first deck of cards in 1832. In 1835 Mr Cohen invented a new machine to print four colours on a sheet at once, which was to revolutionise the entire playing card industry.

Lewis I. Cohen 1832

Lighthouse No.922

“Lighthouse No.922” playing cards were introduced in c.1920.

Lighthouse No.922 1920

Lindy

‘Lindy’ - the flying game - a sequel to ‘Touring’ by Parker Brothers, 1927.

Lindy

Lion Coffee

Lion Coffee Mother Goose card game, late 19th C.

Lion Coffee

Lumberjacks 2nd Edition

A preview of Vadim Smolenskiy second edition Lumberjacks deck.

Lumberjacks 2nd Edition 2015

Maxpedition

Hard-Use Gear is used by military, police and outdoor professionals around the world whose lives are dependent on reliable and durable tools... ideal for when you're out and about, on top of a mountain, in your tent, away from the computer, back to basics, enjoying time with your friends having a game of cards!

Maxpedition 2012

Maya Deck

The Maya Deck produced by Stancraft for Hoyle, 1976.

Maya Deck 1976

McDonald’s Playing Cards

McDonald’s playing cards by the United States Playing Card Co., Cincinnati, c.1997

McDonald’s Playing Cards 1997

Meeple Playing Cards by Geek Dynasty

Meeple playing cards is where the iconic shape of the “meeple” used in many board games meets playing cards.

Meeple Playing Cards by Geek Dynasty 2014

Mermaid Queen

Mermaid Queen playing cards, from a series of four decks designed by John Littleboy, 2008

Mermaid Queen 2008

Merry Game of Old Maid

The Merry Game of Old Maid published by McLoughlin Brothers, c.1880s.

Merry Game of Old Maid

Michie Tavern Museum

Historic Michie Tavern Museum playing cards by Brown & Bigelow.

Michie Tavern Museum 1945

Minneapolis Bike Tour cards by Ellen Schofield

Ellen Schofield has created some amazing posters for the Minneapolis Bike Tour, each poster has been inspired by playing card designs and imagery.

Minneapolis Bike Tour cards by Ellen Schofield 2013

Missouri State Souvenir

Missouri Souvenir playing cards designed by OnPoint Speciality products in the USA, 2017.

Missouri State Souvenir

Moderne Art Deco Playing Cards

This pack created by Randy Coffey is based on the 1920s and 1930s Art Deco style of fine decoration and fashion.

Moderne Art Deco Playing Cards 2015

Monarch Bicycle

The company advertised themselves as “The Monarch King of all Cycles” with the lion's head motif inside a bicycle wheel.

Monarch Bicycle 1895

Monarchs Playing Cards by Theory11

Monarchs luxury playing cards by Theory11, featured in the film Now You See Me.

Monarchs Playing Cards by Theory11 2012

Mother Goose’s Party, or Merry Game of Old Maid

Mother Goose’s Party, or Merry Game of Old Maid, McLoughlin Bros., Inc., USA, 1887.

Mother Goose’s Party, or Merry Game of Old Maid 1887

Movie Souvenir Playing Cards

Special souvenir playing cards for entertainment events such as theatre or sport were an early form of merchandising. After the first edition of this deck in 1916, subsequent issues featured new photos as new stars rose to fame.

Movie Souvenir Playing Cards

N.A.S.A. Aircraft

Lessons of a Widowmaker and Other NASA Aircraft, c.2010.

N.A.S.A. Aircraft 2010

Naipes No. 71 Los Leones

Naipes No. 71 Los Leones by The United States Playing Card Co., c.1900.

Naipes No. 71 Los Leones 1900

National Card Co.

The National Card Co. was formed in c.1886 by Samuel J Murray, who as a young man had worked in England in Charles Goodall's playing card factory.

National Card Co. 1886

National Geographic Nature

National Geographic Nature playing cards, 2006.

National Geographic Nature 2006

National Geographic: Weird But True

National Geographic: “Weird But True” kids fun fact playing cards, 2014.

National Geographic: Weird But True 2014

National Playing Cards by Theory11

Playing cards inspired by mysterious symbolism of secret societies as well as a tribute to the National Playing Card Co.

National Playing Cards by Theory11 2019

Nationalities

“Nationalities”, the people of many nations, published by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, c.1897.

Nationalities 1897

Navy No.303

The second edition of 1883 has slightly larger indices and a more simplified Ace of Spades showing two sailing ships.

Navy No.303 1881