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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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Shuffled Symphonies

Shuffled Symphonies published by Pepys Games in association with Walt Disney, 1939.

Shuffled Symphonies

Mickey’s Fun Fair

Mickey’s Fun Fair published by Pepys Games in collaboration with Walt Disney, 1939.

Mickey’s Fun Fair

Snow White 2nd edition

Snow White 2nd edition published by Pepys Games, 1951.

Snow White 2nd edition

Snow White 1st edition

Snow White card game 1st edition published by Castell Brothers Ltd (Pepys), 1937.

Snow White 1st edition

Pinocchio

Pinocchio card game published by Pepys Games, 1940.

Pinocchio

Hercules

Hercules card game published by Herclio Fournier, 1997.

Hercules

Mickey and the Beanstalk

Mickey and the Beanstalk card game devised by Ern Shaw for Pepys Games, 1947.

Mickey and the Beanstalk

Davy Crockett

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier... card game published by Pepys Games, 1956.

Davy Crockett

Cinderella

Cinderella card game published by Pepys Games, 1954.

Cinderella

Donald Duck Groente & Fruit Pretkwartet

Donald Duck Vegetables & Fruit Quartet exclusive from Jumbo supermarkets, © Disney 2016.

Donald Duck Groente & Fruit Pretkwartet

Peter and the Pirates

Peter and the Pirates by Pepys Games, 1955.

Peter and the Pirates

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf card game published by Pepys Games, 1947.

Peter and the Wolf

Alice

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

Alice

Dumbo

Walt Disney’s Dumbo card game published by Pepys, 1939.

Dumbo

Wu-Pee

Wu-Pee card game by Pepys (Castell Bros Ltd), 1947.

Wu-Pee

Le Bossu de Notre-Dame

“Le Bossu de Notre-Dame” families card game published by Ducale (France Cartes), c.1998.

Le Bossu de Notre-Dame

Jungle Book

Jungle Book by Pepys games, inspired by Walt Disney, 1967

Jungle Book

Donald’s Circular Snap

Donald’s Circular Snap published by Pepys, 1951.

Donald’s Circular Snap

Miniature Disney deck

Mickey Mouse card game is part of a promotion for Rübezahl Schokoladen GmbH (Germany).

Miniature Disney deck

Silly Symphony

“Silly Symphonies” or “Mickey Mouse Snap” manufactured by Chad Valley Co. Ltd, 1930s.

Silly Symphony

The Simpsons™

The official ‘Simpsons’ playing cards produced by Winning Moves Games, 2003.

The Simpsons™

Disney Princess

Disney Princess lenticular deck. Each card has two images, one when viewed straight on, and another when viewed from a side angle; both slightly 3D

Disney Princess

Collecting Playing Cards

How I began Collecting Playing Cards by Robert S. Lancaster

Collecting Playing Cards

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh card game published by Pepys Games 1965.

Winnie the Pooh

Mickey Mouse y Amigos

“Mickey Mouse y Amigos” Spanish-suited pack mimicking Fournier’s Castilian pattern, 2001

Mickey Mouse y Amigos

Minnie Patience

Minnie Patience. The backs show images of Mickey & Minnie mouse dancing together.

Minnie Patience