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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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Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games

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Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games MFG Co., Ltd, London S.E.11

Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games

Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games MFG Co., Ltd, London S.E.11

Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games

Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games

Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games MFG Co., Ltd, London S.E.11

Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games

Non-Revoke

Non-Revoke Playing Cards manufactured by Universal Playing Card Co Ltd for Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games, c.1930.

Non-Revoke

Market or Covent Garden

Market or Covent Garden game published by Kum-Bak, 1930s.

Market or Covent Garden

Kargo

Kargo or Card Golf published by Kum-Bak Sports Toys & Games, c.1930.

Kargo

Famo

Famo, the historical card game, 1939.

Famo

Jack of all Trades

Jack of all Trades card game.

Jack of all Trades