This miniature pack is very similar to one made by C.L.Wúst in c.1890.
Miniature novelty playing cards from the late 1940s or early 1950s with a charm of their own. Probably published as small prizes at fairground or seaside amusement arcades.
La Baraja 'Hoja de Afeitar'. Baraja de Hojas Maravilla descalificadas como de primerísima categoría.
Children’s toy cards published in Argentina by Editorial Atlántida in the magazine “Billiken”, 1964.
The Birkel company has produced several promotional “Schwarzer Peter” packs over the years and this one is themed on the circus.
Patience deck for British American Tobacco printed by Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland c.1940
Half-sized cigarette playing cards published by Bucktrout & Co., Ltd (Guernsey) c.1930.
“Carte per Signora” patience pack was produced by Fratelli Armanino, Genova, in c.1897.
Derived from “Cartes Turques” first made by Glanz, then later by van Genechten, Brepols & Piatnik. 3 double-ended dragon Aces and one Adam/Eve Ace with a coiled serpent.
Miniature children’s playing cards with photographs of football players on the reverse.
Cigarette Cards, Trade Cards, Miniature Playing Cards and other ephemera.
Clifford Toys is a brand name of F. Levy & Co., Ltd, London, sellers of toys and fancy goods.
Patience size playing cards published by Obchodni Tiskarny of Prague, under the brand “Casino”, with cartoon courts in the style of wood engravings.
Einar Nerman (1888–1983) was a talented Swedish artist born in Norrköping who designed playing cards during the 1920s.
Miniature Patience playing cards in Rococo style published by F. X. Schmid, c.1960
The design of the figures is very agile with excellent colour harmony and execution.
Gibbs Happy Families card game promotion, both full sized and miniature versions, c.1946.
Goodall & Son’s Patience & Miniature packs came in various styles of box and back design, c.1890-1930.
Bechstein design reprinted by Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken AG former Schneider & Co., c1925.
First published in c.1870, children are presented in these miniature Patience cards disguised as Kings, Queens and Jacks. The Kings' crowns are slightly over-sized for their heads and the children are wearing false beards.
Karl enjoyed experimenting with design and production and this work was published in 1994 as a 32-card pack with one joker. The double-ended courts are, by Gerich's standards, plain with simple costume designs based on the designs of Arturs Duburs.
Two miniature card games promoting Vim Scouring Powder and Sunshine Soap, 1930s.
“Magic Poker Cards” are often found inside Christmas crackers along with party hats, puzzles and jokes...
Mickey Mouse card game is part of a promotion for Rübezahl Schokoladen GmbH (Germany).
Crudely printed miniature children's packs produced anonymously in c.1920-30.
Miniature playing cards, possibly for children, with a romantic theatrical theme. C.L. Wüst c.1890.
Naipe Español Infantil miniature children's playing cards with suit signs of ice creams, baseball bats, swords and suns, manufactured in Chile by Plasticos Pardo M.R.
Naipes tamaño Mignon, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960.
Karl Gerich's “Patience Indien No.16”, published in 1991, is adapted from Grimaud's “Whist Indienne” (c.1900). The double-ended courts are dressed in Arab garb.
‘Patience No.21’ is a 52-card miniature deck with double-ended courts and a Joker holding a fan of cards.
Miniature playing cards advertising "Perma" smoking-related products featuring the "Perma Girl" on the backs and Joker.
“Pop Rocky” miniature playing cards with double-ended caricatures of celebrities and pop stars, originally published inside a magazine, c.1970.
Miniature children's playing cards depicting popular heroes and celebrities on the backs, Montevideo, c.1928.
A two-pack patience set produced by Thomas De la Rue on behalf of the Prince of Wales National Relief Fund in 1914.
Naipe Infantil Gauchito children’s miniature playing cards with Proverbs and Maxims on the reverse,
Tobacco cards with miniature playing cards inset into top corners, printed by Litografía y Tipografía Fabbri Hermanos, for Roldan y Cia Tobacco, Lima, c.1895.