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.
Pack designed by Jean David (1908-93) for El Al Airlines. The courts are named after Biblical characters.
Erlenmeyer City Sights hand-illustrated playing cards by Stephanie Gray, 2015.
Playing cards featuring a selection of Finland's postage stamps made by Nelostuote Oy (Tactic Games), Pori, Finland
Souvenir pack from Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, c.1985.
Advertising/souvenir deck of cards associated with the Ian Schrager chain of luxury hotels.
'Inka-Dynasty' playing cards are based on historic 16th century designs by the Peruvian chronicler Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala, and printed by Power Casinos, Lima, Peru, c.2004.
Beautiful Bath is a hand-made pack by Karl Gerich which was published in 1996.
Views of Bath is Georgina Harvey's third design, created in 1990. The cards feature beautifully designed double-ended courts and double-ended Aces with a central band which is used to identify different views of the City of Bath at each end.
In 1935 a souvenir pack of playing cards to celebrate the King's 65th birthday was commissioned from the British firm of De La Rue.
A masterpiece in the genre of tourist souvenir decks, “La Suisse Historique” Swiss Cantons souvenir designed by Melchior Annen in c.1920.
Lagos del Sur Souvenir playing cards published by Gráfica S.A., Buenos Aires, c.1980.
Lakeland playing cards by Stuart Lawrence depicting famous characters & views of England’s Lake District, c.1988.
“Legendary Land’s End” deck by John Hinde showing photographic views of Land’s End, Cornwall (UK)