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.
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.
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...
A miniature set of Goodall domino cards (5.9 x 3.5 cms) still in perfect condition.
Mickey Mouse card game is part of a promotion for Rübezahl Schokoladen GmbH (Germany).
Tiny 19th.century ‘Cartes Mignonnes’ playing cards depicting the fashions of the period
Crudely printed miniature children's packs produced anonymously in c.1920-30.
Uncut sheet of miniature Bavarian playing cards by Joseph Fetscher.
Miniature playing cards, possibly for children, with a romantic theatrical theme. C.L. Wüst c.1890.