Souvenir Playing Cards
Tourist souvenir playing cards depict the aesthetic, political, social and economic conceptions of the countries to which they belong. They feature beauty spots, local customs, gastronomy, historic ruins or other attractions.
Each card has a colour drawing of a Korean building, museum or tourist attraction with a brief description and details of how to get there.
Kings and Queens of Portugal between 1185 - 1279. by V. de J.J. Nunes , Lisbon, Portugal, 1977.
“Altenburger Bauerntrachten” commemorating 150 years of playing cards from Altenburg, designed by Andreas Wachter, 1982.
“Bath and the Cotswolds” souvenir pack of cards published by John McLean of Edinburgh, c.1990.
The ‘Beautiful Britain’ series depicting seaside and country resorts was produced by John Waddington Ltd for the Great Western Railway and London and North Eastern Railway between 1924-1939.
Gold plated souvenir playing cards from the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel in Dubai.
Canadian National Railways souvenir deck, dated to 1927. Every card is gilt edged, and carries a different photograph of Canada.
Images from the Ministry of Defence Cape Wrath Training Centre, Sutherland, Scotland. Published 2010.
Striking views of Naples, photography by Cesare Gerolimetto, produced by Dal Negro.
Pack of souvenir playing cards made in Quito, Ecuador, featuring black & white photographs depicting Ecuador as one of the great nations on Earth
Columbian Exposition Souvenir playing cards, G.W. Clark, Chicago, 1893.
Naipes “Copa de Oro 1980” manufactured by Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, 1980.
The deck is described on the box as “a portfolio of photographs of the leading lights of the stage”