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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

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Red Sea

Red Sea fish identification cards published in several languages by Horus of Egypt, 2005.

Red Sea

Rivers Edge Products

Rivers Edge Products for the outdoor enthusiast include magnificent artwork on playing cards.

Rivers Edge Products

Pets / Family Favourites

Pets card game illustrated by Racey Helps was published by Pepys Games in 1955 but re-named Family Favourites in 1962.

Pets / Family Favourites

Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands Souvenir Playing Cards, awakening the voice of nature and teaching us about the environment, endangered species and ecology...

Galapagos Islands