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15: Perforated Cards, Metal Finish and Other Oddities

There are some unusual designs in playing cards, even the shape of the card.

15: Perforated Cards, Metal Finish and Other Oddities

47: Welch’s postcards and De La Rue’s redrawing

There are a number of court card designs that have never actually been produced as cards. It's a shame some of them never were.

47: Welch’s postcards and De La Rue’s redrawing 1900

66: Adverts and related material 1862-1900

Some further material relating to cards from nineteenth and twentieth century periodicals.

66: Adverts and related material 1862-1900

67: Adverts and related material after 1900

The final page of material relating to playing cards from British periodicals.

67: Adverts and related material after 1900

68: Playing cards in glass

My wife and I have recently commissioned a unique pair of stained glass windows for our home.

68: Playing cards in glass

Baraja Hoja de Afeitar

La Baraja 'Hoja de Afeitar'. Baraja de Hojas Maravilla descalificadas como de primerísima categoría.

Baraja Hoja de Afeitar 1938

C.L.Wüst Poster Stamps

A set of advertising poster stamps for C.L.Wüst playing cards.

C.L.Wüst Poster Stamps 1910

Cigar Bands

A collection of 24 cigar bands with miniature playing cards.

Cigar Bands 1960

Cigarette Cards and other ephemera

Cigarette Cards, Trade Cards, Miniature Playing Cards and other ephemera.

Cigarette Cards and other ephemera

De Reszke Cigarettes “What the Stars Say”

De Reszke Cigarettes “What the Stars Say” astrology cards issued by J. Milhoff & Co., 1934.

De Reszke Cigarettes “What the Stars Say” 1934

Dondorf related ephemera

A few items used for advertising or displaying Dondorf playing card products.

Dondorf related ephemera 1930

Draughts League Medals

Arthur Charles Prince worked for De la Rue as a playing card cutter and later was promoted to supervisor of a small team of workers of same until his death aged 50.

Draughts League Medals

Games Leaflets

Thos De la Rue & Co. & Gibson's Games Leaflets.

Games Leaflets

Leather Card Case Patent Application

In 1932, a patent was granted to Colin Hart and George Franklin for a leather case in the form of a book cover for playing cards.

Leather Card Case Patent Application 1932

Lottery Scratch Playing Card

Move your mouse over the scratch area...

Lottery Scratch Playing Card 2002

Magic Poker Cards

“Magic Poker Cards” are often found inside Christmas crackers along with party hats, puzzles and jokes...

Magic Poker Cards

Marie and Laurent’s Wedding

Wedding invitation and thank you card in the form of playing cards. France, 2019.

Marie and Laurent’s Wedding 2019

Music Manuscripts

Artwork featuring playing cards in Music Manuscripts

Music Manuscripts

Patience Cards and their Boxes

Patience Cards and their Boxes by Tony Hall.

Patience Cards and their Boxes

Playing Cards in other cards

Secondary applications of playing cards.

Playing Cards in other cards

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