These packs feature imagery inspired by chocolate that frequently serve as advertising for chocolate manufacturers and confectionery companies, often featuring their logos, slogans and other marketing messages.
Baraja Taurina manufactured by Simeon Durá (Valencia) for Chocolate Angelical, first published in 1916.
Thai Children’s Colour Vocabulary Cards promoting Ovaltine chocolate malt drink, 2016.
Chocolat du Planteur cards (reproduction) by French artist Louis Bourgeois-Borgex, c.1900.
An extraordinary Spanish pack of chocolate advertising playing cards dating from 1920.
“Domino Cinematográfico” published by Talleres Gráficos Irández, Barcelona, c.1925.
Donald Welsh: Charles The Royal Martyr • Hand Decorated Transformation Packs • Boy Scout Snap: Empire Card Co • Happy Families Book • New Issues: Cadbury, WWI Posters, Wild Animals • Worshipful Company Pack 1998 • Richard Edward Ltd: Second Style • Charles Rennie Mackintosh • Nursery Rhyme Snap: De La Rue 1893 • Prince of Wales Theatre Birmingham • "Unique" Playing Cards • English Standard Card Manufacturers • Ephemera: Four Aces Piano Booklet • Non Standard Packs: John Player Special • House of Cards • Odds and Ends: De La Rue Old Frizzle • William Wordsworth Book Stationery • Solution to a Logical Challenge • Family Tree Magazine
Glico Almond Chocolate playing cards with designs by Izumi Tamai, produced by Nintendo, Japan.
Tarot trumps designed by Juan Ballesta and inspired by 1970s pop culture, promoting Baci chocolates.
Pictorial trade cards were becoming popular throughout Europe so that tea, tobacco, chocolate or even beef extract were the commodities most associated with beautifully lithographed insert cards.
Mickey Mouse card game is part of a promotion for Rübezahl Schokoladen GmbH (Germany).
Cards from the Spanish Historical Characters playing cards set printed by Litografía Madriguera (Barcelona), c.1896, which were inserted into packets of chocolate.
A miniature pack of playing cards advertising Suchard chocolate and cocoa made in the early 1900's.