Playing cards as advertising and promotion
“H-O Kwartetspel” children’s card game promoting quick cooking oatmeal (instant porridge), 1930s.
“Werbung die Sticht” deck with artwork by Fritz Bünzli to promote advertising on playing cards by AG Müller 1982.
Gilroy Special Edition Playing Cards to commemorate the centenary of the birth of John Gilroy, 1989.
Investors Overseas Services, Ltd. (IOS) by A. G. Müller (Schaffhausen), c.1969.
Gibbs Happy Families card game promotion, both full sized and miniature versions, c.1946.
Jeu de Memoire card game promoting Véritable Chaumes cheese from the village of St Antoines in south west France.
Two miniature card games promoting Vim Scouring Powder and Sunshine Soap, 1930s.
Deutsche Nutzpflanzen - Quartett game promoting Kali brand crop fertilizer, 1938.
Parkinson’s Happy Families published by Parkinson’s of Doncaster, confectioners established in the early nineteenth century.
Qantas Airways Limited is the flag carrier of Australia and is the world's third-oldest airline still in operation, having been founded in November 1920.
Chocolat du Planteur cards (reproduction) by French artist Louis Bourgeois-Borgex, c.1900.
The final page of material relating to playing cards from British periodicals.
Some further material relating to cards from nineteenth and twentieth century periodicals.
Kinney Bros Transparent playing cards with hidden images and fortunes, c.1890.
Souvenir playing cards from Garuda Indonesia Airlines, the national airline of Indonesia.
Carlos Loiseau, better known as ‘Caloi’, was a cartoonist whose designs for Parliament Cigarettes were first published in the early 1970s.
Gold plated souvenir playing cards from the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel in Dubai.
BMW Promo Top Trumps produced as a promotion for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Lovely Day for a Guinness deck published by Shamrock Gift Co Dublin, c.1980.
Special deck for Erste Deutsche Sack-Centrale / DSA Textil Berlin manufactured by VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, c.1970.