Chinese playing card makers have probably produced the widest variety of jokers of any single part of the world.
In around 1955 De la Rue introduced a new coloured joker and a series of aces of spades with a silhouette of Thomas de La Rue which coincided with their 125th anniversary
Queen Mary • Healthguard Underwear • Newmarket Multum in Parvo Company • English Standard Card Manufacturers (Part 5) Joseph Hunt & Sons London • Woolley Card Games: OLD MAID and SNAP • Rhymes about Royalty or The Comical Court Cards (Part 3) • KAN-YOU-GO-AGAIN • Not a Lotta Bottle!! • Metropolitan Vickers Lamps • London's Loyal Volunteers: 450th Anniversary of HAC, PANKO, Votes for Women • Waddington pack with no borders to Court Cards • The Big Baang! • Walt Disney Anniversaries • Non-Standard Jokers.
Rare Universal Joker • Great Exhibition 50th Anniversary • Queen Victoria Death • Another Animal Snap • Featured Deck: Reynolds Fortune Telling • Advertising & Cards • Domino Cards • Tate & Lyle Story • Sir Donald Bradman • Peculiar Cards • Game Counters • Poets at Card Table • Pinhead Method • New Royal Mail Issue • New Heritage Issues • Lecardo
Peter Wood’s “Jest Jokers” comprising 54 different Joker designs made into a full pack of cards.
The 'Joker' is believed to have been invented by American Euchre players who, when modifying the rules sometime during the 1860s, decided that an extra trump card was required.