Gibbs Happy Families card game promotion, both full sized and miniature versions, c.1946.
Two miniature card games promoting Vim Scouring Powder and Sunshine Soap, 1930s.
Spider Solitaire is a free web site offering new versions of the classic solitaire card game
Bechstein design reprinted by Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken AG former Schneider & Co., c1925.
Half-sized cigarette playing cards published by Bucktrout & Co., Ltd (Guernsey) c.1930.
Tesseract Mobile’s new Solitaire card games for Android devices features dynamic playing cards that change style...
A two-pack patience set produced by Thomas De la Rue on behalf of the Prince of Wales National Relief Fund in 1914.
Miniature Patience playing cards in Rococo style published by F. X. Schmid, c.1960
Patience deck for British American Tobacco printed by Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland c.1940
“Magic Poker Cards” are often found inside Christmas crackers along with party hats, puzzles and jokes...
Miniature playing cards advertising "Perma" smoking-related products featuring the "Perma Girl" on the backs and Joker.
Patience size playing cards published by Obchodni Tiskarny of Prague, under the brand “Casino”, with cartoon courts in the style of wood engravings.
Mickey Mouse card game is part of a promotion for Rübezahl Schokoladen GmbH (Germany).
Children’s toy cards published in Argentina by Editorial Atlántida in the magazine “Billiken”, 1964.
Goodall & Son’s Patience & Miniature packs came in various styles of box and back design, c.1890-1930.
“Carte per Signora” patience pack was produced by Fratelli Armanino, Genova, in c.1897.
The Birkel company has produced several promotional “Schwarzer Peter” packs over the years and this one is themed on the circus.
“Pop Rocky” miniature playing cards with double-ended caricatures of celebrities and pop stars, originally published inside a magazine, c.1970.
The design of the figures is very agile with excellent colour harmony and execution.
C. L. Wüst Oval Patience Karten No. 240, beautifully printed by chromolithography, c.1910.
Einar Nerman (1888–1983) was a talented Swedish artist born in Norrköping who designed playing cards during the 1920s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clifford Toys is a brand name of F. Levy & Co., Ltd, London, sellers of toys and fancy goods.
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.
Swiss Album patience cards manufactured by C. L. Wüst (Frankfurt), c.1900, with a different landscape on the reverse of each card. The court cards depict costumed figures along with shields from the cantons.
Crudely printed miniature children's packs produced anonymously in c.1920-30.
Cigarette Cards, Trade Cards, Miniature Playing Cards and other ephemera.
La Baraja 'Hoja de Afeitar'. Baraja de Hojas Maravilla descalificadas como de primerísima categoría.
Naipes tamaño Mignon, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960.