The municipal archaeological service in Dordrecht (Netherlands) recently found some antique playing cards under the floorboards inside an old public bar.
An early 19th century set of hand-painted transformation playing cards depicting contemporary scenes from Georgian society
There is a very interesting collection of playing cards held at the Strangers' Hall Museum in Norwich.
Cards produced in Rouen during the sixteenth century. It was cards like these which were imported to England and are the ancestors of the modern 'Anglo-American' pattern.