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Arthur Lee & Sons Ltd 1958

Arthur Lee & Sons Ltd

Advertising deck produced for Arthur Lee and Sons Ltd of Sheffield by Thomas De la Rue around 1958.

Cilbrás 2011


Cilbrás is a distribution branch of the Brazilian high-pressure gas cylinder and welding supplies company Praxair.

Electrical Mah Jong 1924

Electrical Mah Jong

Electrical Mah Jong was produced by De La Rue for The Western Electric Company Ltd in 1924 for the Wembley Exhibition.

English Electric Valve Company Ltd 1989

English Electric Valve Company Ltd

Special pack made for the English Electric Valve Company Ltd Chelmsford, 1989.

Fastener S.R.L.

Fastener S.R.L.

Fastener S.R.L. are manufacturers bolts and industrial fasteners. Traditional Spanish suit symbols have been substituted by various kinds of nuts and bolts.

Globalstar 2001


Naipes Globalstar TE.SA.M. Telefonía Satelital playing cards, manufactured by Gráfica 2001.

Hilti I 1985

Hilti I

Promotional pack for Hilti power tools, with courts in medieval costume and non-standard pips.

Hoover Ltd Playing Cards 1930

Hoover Ltd Playing Cards

Vintage cartoon courts and ace of spades specially designed for Hoover Limited, with full colour back showing the Art Deco style Hoover factory at Perivale, manufactured by Waddington's Playing Cards, c.1930.

La Baie James

La Baie James

Playing cards documenting the James Bay hydro-electricity project on the La Grande River in north-western Quebec, Canada.

Mathematical Instruments 1700

Mathematical Instruments

Mathematical Instruments playing cards forming an instrument maker's trade catalogue, Thomas Tuttell, c.1700.

Michelin Tyres 1970

Michelin Tyres

Michelin Tyres playing cards by Waddingtons, c.1970.

Naipes Triunfo, c.1970-80 1970

Naipes Triunfo, c.1970-80

Naipes TRIUNFO Spanish-suited playing cards by Cappellano, S.A., Florencio Varela 542, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1970s.

Panama Souvenir Playing Cards 1908

Panama Souvenir Playing Cards

Several editions of Panama Souvenir Playing Cards were issued by the USPCC between 1908 - 1926. The design of the cards varied between editions, and different 'fact' and map cards were also included.

Pneumatic Playing Cards

Pneumatic Playing Cards

The surface of the cards was slightly grooved by being rolled on prepared plates, so that there were little pockets of air between each card, which prevented them sticking together.

Printing of Playing Cards: Letterpress 1831

Printing of Playing Cards: Letterpress

Some notes on the manufacture of playing cards taken from Thomas De la Rue's patent, 1831.

SI Units Revision playing cards 2010

SI Units Revision playing cards

SI Units revision playing cards, United Kingdom.

Vac-tric Electric Vacuum Cleaners 1930

Vac-tric Electric Vacuum Cleaners

Vac-tric Electric Vacuum Cleaner playing cards manufactured by De la Rue, 1930s.

Wiggins Teape “Hi-Speed” playing cards 1970

Wiggins Teape “Hi-Speed” playing cards

Wiggins Teape “Hi-Speed” playing cards manufactured by Waddingtons, c.1970.