Tobacco Playing Cards
Animals Quartet game printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru, early 1900s.
Standard Genoese pattern with French indices made by Biermans for Cigarrillo Holiday and the Estanco de Naipes del Perú.
Patience deck for British American Tobacco printed by Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland c.1940
Half-sized cigarette playing cards published by Bucktrout & Co., Ltd (Guernsey) c.1930.
Carreras Ltd miniature playing cards and dominoes, 1929
Carreras issued a number of advertising packs, cigarette and trade cards, miniature packs, etc during the 1920s and 30s.
Anglo-American style pack issued on behalf of the Cía Chilena de Tabacos, c.1930.
Cigarette Cards, Trade Cards, Miniature Playing Cards and other ephemera.
Spanish-suited playing cards for Cigarrillos Compadre, Peru, early 1900s
De Reszke Cigarettes “What the Stars Say” astrology cards issued by J. Milhoff & Co., 1934.
The design of the figures is very agile with excellent colour harmony and execution.
Tobacco insert cards were a very successful marketing innovation which started in the nineteenth century.
Heber Mardon was born in 1840. With his father he founded the firm of Mardon and Son which, in 1863, became Mardon, Son & Hall.
Coimexpor Spanish-suited playing cards by Industria Gráfica Pesout, S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina, c.2008.
John Player Special non-standard playing cards created by the illustrator Nick Price, 1987
Kinney Bros Transparent playing cards with hidden images and fortunes, c.1890.
Litografía Fabbri, Lima, Peru, c.1900-20, printers of cigarette insert cards for tobacco companies.
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