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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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Donkey

Donkey card game by Chiefton Products Ltd of Bristol, c.1950s.

Donkey

Donkey game from Malaysia

“Donkey” children's card game designed and created by Ooi Yan Hee, manufactured by Hee Trading Co., Malaysia, 1984

Donkey game from Malaysia

Donkey

Donkey card game published by Clifford Toys, c.1955.

Donkey

Clifford ‘Donkey’ card game

Clifford ‘Donkey’ card game, c.1948.

Clifford ‘Donkey’ card game

Tower Press children’s card games

A series of card games for children published by Tower Press during the 1950s which evoke the optimism and love of fun of that era.

Tower Press children’s card games

Tower Press Donkey 5863

Tower Press Donkey 5863.

Tower Press Donkey 5863

Juegos Victoria | Juguetes Royal

Juegos Victoria – Juguetes Royal – publishers of children’s card games in Argentina during the 1960s and ‘70s.

Juegos Victoria | Juguetes Royal