Gilroy Special Edition Playing Cards to commemorate the centenary of the birth of John Gilroy, 1989.
Lovely Day for a Guinness deck published by Shamrock Gift Co Dublin, c.1980.
‘Cartes de Luxe’ first published by Biermans in 1877 was reproduced in facsimile by Amstel Beer in c.1980.
Deck made in China in c.2010 advertising the Chinese brew “Lucky Beer, the enlightened beer”
A somewhat unusual deck specially designed for Grolsch Breweries evoking self-expression and independence of spirit, c.2012
Theakston Brewery advertising playing cards depicting old brewing traditions, tools and skills, designed in the style of early 18th century cards.
A vintage Watney's Coombe Reid & Co Ltd promotional card game distributed by the brewery to their customers in c.1930
It was a common practice for card makers to produce decks under fictitious names particularly when producing advertising decks, to avoid promoting their own name at the expense of the client.
This deck is commonly known as the “Anheuser-Busch Spanish-American War deck”, issued at the end of the war.
The Kings show American admirals and the Jacks have different officers at each end. The Queens are “Our Colonies”.
Schincariol Cerveja Pilsen brewery playing cards manufactured by Gráfica Nossa Senhora Aparecida Ltda (Nossagraf), Brazil