Playing Cards as Advertising and Promotion
100 Pipers Scotch Whisky promotional deck, Waddingtons P.C.Co., c.1973. Includes a Tarot pack offer.
Some further material relating to cards from nineteenth and twentieth century periodicals.
The final page of material relating to playing cards from British periodicals.
Advertising and publicity playing cards manufactured by Joker S.A.
Advertising Playing-Cards by La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960.
Suntory Akadama Honey Wine playing cards manufactured by Nintendo, Japan, c.1970.
The “Boffie” Kwartetspel was designed by Huibert Vet and published by Albert Heijn in 1936
America Online Beach playing cards, Spanish suit system, non-standard designs, 2006
Naipes "ANGUS" designed by Gustavo A. Pueyrredón, depicting Aberdeen Angus livestock on the courts and jokers dressed as Gauchos.
The Kings show American admirals and the Jacks have different officers at each end. The Queens are “Our Colonies”.
This deck is commonly known as the “Anheuser-Busch Spanish-American War deck”, issued at the end of the war.
The reverse has advertising for Cymaco motor spares who have branches in Uruguay.
Elegant gold-printed playing cards in Jugendstil style designed by Otto Benz for Renault, 1987
Advertising deck produced for Arthur Lee and Sons Ltd of Sheffield by Thomas De la Rue around 1958.
Advertising pack designed by J. Passos and first printed by Cromografía Irández, Barcelona, c.1926. Re-printed in 1995.
Asociart Insurance promotional playing cards, Argentina, 2000.
Astra Games was a subsidiary of the McCorquodale Group of Companies, producing playing cards during the period 1982-87.
Atlantic Playing Card Co., Inc. promoted Bridge Ensemble boxes and companion accessories.
Possibly one of the most beautiful decks produced for commercial purposes, this was printed by Modiano for the Austrian Lloyd Steamship Company of Trieste in c.1895
Skat deck for Austria’s excellent wines, Österreichischer Weinwirtschaftsfonds, c.1965
Marvel’s Avengers: The Infinity Saga Premium Playing Cards produced by Theory11 and designed by Mattson Creative, 2021.
Clearly promoting good personal hygiene, each card shows a young, pouting female model posing seductively and appealing to the playboy.
A pack specially designed for a sandwich bar and cake shop. The jokers show a pile of sandwiches.
Banco playing cards for Air France manufactured by Draeger Frères, c.1952.
Special deck made for La Banque Nationale de Paris by Van Genechten, Turnhout, c.1962.
Baraja Gallega designed by cartoonists and caricaturists Pinto Chinto (David Pintor & Carlos López) in 2002.
La Baraja 'Hoja de Afeitar'. Baraja de Hojas Maravilla descalificadas como de primerísima categoría.
Baraja Taurina manufactured by Simeon Durá (Valencia) for Chocolate Angelical, first published in 1916.
The ‘Beautiful Britain’ series depicting seaside and country resorts was produced by John Waddington Ltd for the Great Western Railway and London and North Eastern Railway between 1924-1939.
BG Bouw Dutch Building Company publicity deck manufactured by Carta Mundi, c.1980.
Standard Genoese pattern with French indices made by Biermans for Cigarrillo Holiday and the Estanco de Naipes del Perú.
Promotional deck for Honeywell Computers by Brown & Bigelow c.1968 with the cards marked in binary notation
The Birkel company has produced several promotional “Schwarzer Peter” packs over the years and this one is themed on the circus.
Whisky advertising playing cards manufactured by Nintendo Playing Cards Co Ltd for Dodwell & Co., 1960s.