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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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Jigstar

Jigstar film star card game by Murphy Games Ltd, 1936.

Jigstar

101 Dalmatas

101 Dalmatas by Naipes Fournier, 1995,

101 Dalmatas

World of Harry Potter

World of Harry Potter playing cards produced by Winning Moves under Waddingtons Number 1 brand, 2019.

World of Harry Potter

Les Géants d’un Mythe

Les Géants d'un Mythe created by François Poulain and manufactured by Grimaud, 1983.

Les Géants d’un Mythe

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, 2005.

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire

Lego Batman Movie

Lego Batman Movie playing cards, 2017

Lego Batman Movie

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

Hercules

Hercules card game published by Herclio Fournier, 1997.

Hercules

A Goofy Movie

A Goofy Movie card game published by Heraclio Fournier, 1996.

A Goofy Movie

Mickey and the Beanstalk

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

Mickey and the Beanstalk

007 Die Another Day

“007 Die Another Day” James Bond themed playing cards, 2002.

007 Die Another Day

Gulliver’s Travels

Gulliver’s Travels by Pepys Games, based on the cartoon film, 1940.

Gulliver’s Travels

Film Stars

Film Stars from the 1960s with photography by Sam Levin.

Film Stars

Hogwarts

Harry Potter Hogwarts playing cards, c.2016.

Hogwarts

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz card game published by Pepys, 1940,

Wizard of Oz

Davy Crockett

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

Davy Crockett

Four Feather Falls

Tower Press “Four Feather Falls Snap” No 6587, based on successful TV series, c1960.

Four Feather Falls

Storks Snap

Snap game based on characters from the film “Storks” c.2016.

Storks Snap

Cinderella

Cinderella card game published by Pepys Games, 1954.

Cinderella

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Lara Croft Tomb Raider 20 Years Commemorative Deck, 2016.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Riders of the Range

Riders of the Range by Pepys, 1953.

Riders of the Range

Schlager Film Revue

Schlager Film Revue “Hot and Sweet” Quartett für Teenager, 1964.

Schlager Film Revue

Blancanieves

Blancanieves (Snow White) card game published by Heracliio Fournier, 1992.

Blancanieves

Biography Channel

The ‘Biography Channel Card Game’, 2002

Biography Channel

Filmstar-Parade

Filmstar-Parade Quartet card game published by F X Schmid, Munich, c.1958.

Filmstar-Parade

Hollywood Stars

Hollywood Stars by Maple Leaf B.V., Amsterdam, 1957

Hollywood Stars

Dumbo

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

Dumbo

Dogs

‘Dogs’ playing cards showcases 52 canine portraits in four suits as authors, artists, musicians and film stars, illustrated by Chet Phillips, 2016

Dogs

Film Fantasy

Pepys “Film Fantasy” card game based on MGM’s most popular 1939 film releases, issued just at the time when WW2 began

Film Fantasy

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

Screen Legends

‘Screen Legends’ playing cards published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1991.

Screen Legends

Czech Patience Cards

Patience size playing cards published by Obchodni Tiskarny of Prague, under the brand “Casino”, with cartoon courts in the style of wood engravings.

Czech Patience Cards

Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels

“Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels” playing cards based on the cult film, 1999.

Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels

Firefly Playing Cards

The first-ever officially licensed Firefly Playing Cards. A tribute to the Firefly TV series, featuring iconic symbols and images from the Firefly universe.

Firefly Playing Cards

DC Comics Originals

Waddingtons ‘DC Comics Originals’ deck from 2014 featuring ‘Batman’,‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Justice League’ and ‘Superman’

DC Comics Originals

Monty Python

Monty Python playing cards marketed by ‘re:creation’ and made in China.

Monty Python

40 Years of Fear Jaws Playing Cards

This special pack celebrates the 40th anniversary of the film Jaws.

40 Years of Fear Jaws Playing Cards

Star Wars

‘Star Wars’ playing cards produced by Character Games, 2002

Star Wars

Silly Symphony

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

Silly Symphony

Toy Story 3

Animated playing cards featuring full colour illustrations of the Toy Story 3 characters.

Toy Story 3

Esquire Magazine

Promotional deck produced by the British gentleman’s magazine “Esquire” c.2002.

Esquire Magazine

007 Guns & Gadgets

“007 Guns & Gadgets” themed playing cards printed by Carta Mundi, 2005.

007 Guns & Gadgets

Superman

Superman World Hero™ playing cards made in Belgium by Carta Mundi

Superman

Cult Movie Cards

Paul Willoughby has cleverly captured the quintessence from 54 classic cult movies into a pack of playing cards. How many can you identify?

Cult Movie Cards

Cine Manual + Periquito

“Cine Manual” by Antonio Vercher Coll (1900-1934) and published by Reclamos Cimadevilla, Valencia, c.1927.

Cine Manual + Periquito

Star Wars Episode 1

“STAR WARS Episode 1” playing cards printed by U.S. Playing Card Co., c.1999

Star Wars Episode 1