Daveluy produced card games between c.1840 and 1890. Many of his playing cards have historical connotations and show figures with a landscape background.
“Baraja Histórica” (Descubridores y Colonizadores de America) manufactured by Heraclio Fournier S.A., 1952 designed by Ricardo Summers “Serny”
España imperial / Imperial Spain playing cards with artwork by Serny, published by Heraclio Fournier, Spain, 1983.
The French taste for elegant, well engraved costume playing cards started during the early 19th century. O. Gibert of Paris produced a series of such fashion packs, or packs depicting historical characters.
Historical Deck with characters and emblematical figures published by Johann Conrad Jegel, Nürnberg, with etching by Georg Pommer.
“Historical Characters” playing cards printed by Waddington’s for Thermawear Ltd, 1994.
This historical Icelandic deck was first published in c.1930 and shows the native Icelandic Vikings of some thousand years ago rendered in a romantic naturalistic style.
Historical Theatrical playing cards manufactured by J. Glanz, c.1865.
The courts are full-length figures of English historical personages.
This beautifully engraved and pleasing deck designed in 1856 has French Kings and consorts as the Kings and Queens, with noble attendants as the Jacks, all dressed in magnificent period costumes.
Characters from the annual festival held to commemorate the failed attempt to storm Geneva in 1602.
Lakeland playing cards by Stuart Lawrence depicting famous characters & views of England’s Lake District, c.1988.
Six orders of chivalry represented pictorially by the artist Patrick Dallanégra.
Historical figures and artefacts from Navarre with designs by M. Sinués for the Navarre Association of Volunteer Blood Donors.