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Military-themed playing cards

Military-themed playing cards are a type of playing card that features images and designs related to the military. These cards are typically sold as novelty items or souvenirs and feature various military-related imagery such as soldiers, military vehicles, aircraft, and equipment. Military-themed playing cards serve as a way to showcase pride and admiration for the military and its history.

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26th Yankee Division 1933

26th Yankee Division

“26th Yankee Division Playing Cards” was designed by Alban B. Butler, Jr and printed by the Press of the Woolly Whale, New York, in 1933.

Anheuser-Busch Army & Navy 1900

Anheuser-Busch Army & Navy

This deck is commonly known as the “Anheuser-Busch Spanish-American War deck”, issued at the end of the war.

Anma US Armed Forces 1942

Anma US Armed Forces

Anma US Armed Forces, 1942.

Army & Navy No.303 1881

Army & Navy No.303

Over the years eight different Aces of Spades were used with this brand and the Joker was also modified several times.

Army No.303 1881

Army No.303

The Joker is particularly persuasive, whilst the Ace of Spades has a battle scene involving artillery, with Navy ships in the distance and the statue of the goddess of Freedom in the middle.



ARRCO Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1935 - 1987, when acquired by USPCC.

Bavarian Military Cards 1880

Bavarian Military Cards

The King of Acorns is supposed to represent Prince Otto; the King of Leaves is Maximilian II; the King of Bells is Ludwig II; the King of Hearts is Ludwig I wearing a general's uniform.

Buffalo soldiers 2000

Buffalo soldiers

“Buffalo soldiers” playing cards commemorating African American military men who helped change the face of America.

Cavalry Game

Cavalry Game

The “Cavalry Game” manufactured by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd, c.1900-10.

EPCS August 1996 Newsletter

EPCS August 1996 Newsletter Members Only

Euro 96 Football • WWII • Frizzle • Women's Suffrage • James English • Peerless Card Co. • Dr Who • Gilbert & Sullivan • Norwich Cathedral • KAN-U-GO • Flora • C.W. Faulkner • Roman Numerals • Heads of House Game • Zetmea • Joseph Hunt & Sons • SNAP • Universal for Denmark • Schweppes Ephemera

EPCS February 2004 Newsletter

EPCS February 2004 Newsletter Members Only

Plucking the Goose • Lake District • Blanche Handler • Moods And Faces • Nelson Bicentenary - Worshipful • Face Card Lithography • The Power Deck • Grand Slam • Buying and Selling on Internet • Nederland Shipping Line • Netley Abbey & Castle • WCMPC Ephemera • Irish Heroic Pack • Card Sharpers And Their Work • Golf • Orchestra Cards • Stationer Adverts • De La Rue’s Works • Burlesque Heraldry & Earl of Stair • Gardening Snap • Cutler’s Trust • Military Manoeuvres

EPCS February 2024 Newsletter

EPCS February 2024 Newsletter Members Only

Lenthall's Delightful Cards • Cards supposedly by Wheeler • No, It Isn't an Early Wheeler • Chloe Campbell's Wren Cards • Speed: the Motor Cards • “Melox” Happy Families • Playing Cards for the Pegu Club • Military Card Backs • The Worshipful Company • Cards 2023-24 • The Blitz and Wartime Card Production in Britain • Henry Reason's Game of Parliament • Aesop's Fables

EPCS Febuary 1988 Newsletter

EPCS Febuary 1988 Newsletter Members Only

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.

EPCS May 1988 Newsletter

EPCS May 1988 Newsletter Members Only

Royal Air Force • Fortune Telling Card • Hunts Playing Card Manufacturers • KAN-U-GO • Unstamped Cards-Waste Cards-Toy Cards • William Phenomenon • SNAP (Part 3) • Shipping Line • Waddington Five Suit Bridge • Collecting Theme: Whisky Distillers • Cosmos Lamps

EPCS November 1987 Newsletter

EPCS November 1987 Newsletter Members Only

Waddington Festive Season 1980 pack • The Background Story of 'Q' Playing Cards • Rhymes about Royalty or The Comical Court Card (Part 2) • Courtenay Edward Maxwell Pollock & Louis Wain • English Standard Card Manufacturers (Part 4) Joseph Hunt & Son • Card Games for Vanity Fair • A Dickens Mystery • An Early 'Animal Grab' Game • Wider than Wide • P&O 150 Years Anniversary • Olympic Caricature Snap • Naval, Military and Aircraft Packs • Special Christmas 1926 Supplement • Peeps into the Past for Boots.

Ethics Education playing cards 2016

Ethics Education playing cards

Ethics Education playing cards produced by the Centre for Military Ethics at King’s College London, 2016.

G&G Armament playing cards

G&G Armament playing cards

G&G Armament Airsoft replica gun playing cards from Taiwan.

Game Over 2006

Game Over

‘Game Over’ political playing cards from Israel, 2006.

Global Unrest Playing Cards 2013

Global Unrest Playing Cards

Global Unrest uses a traditional playing card style mixed with a WWII military twist..

Iraqi Most Wanted Playing Cards 2003

Iraqi Most Wanted Playing Cards

Playing cards used to help troops identify the most-wanted members of Saddam Hussein's government. 2003.