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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

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Alice in Wonderland

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Notched Construction Cards

Two Notched Construction Card Sets by Shackman & Co, N.Y. 1970s.

Notched Construction Cards

Alice

Alice with artwork by Jesús Blasco, published by Lo Scarabeo, 2003.

Alice

Wonderland Misfitz

Wonderland Misfitz by C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd, c.1908.

Wonderland Misfitz

Alice

Alice card game published by Pepys in 1952, based on the Walt Disney film “Alice in Wonderland”.

Alice

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland card game based on original designs by Sir John Tenniel published by Thomas De la Rue & Co. Ltd, c.1900

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland Snap

Alice in Wonderland “Snap” 1 penny game from 1920s or 30s, made in Germany, anonymous manufacturer.

Alice in Wonderland Snap