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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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William Detmold

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William Detmold Limited, manufacturers of playing cards.

William Detmold Limited

William Detmold Limited, manufacturers of playing cards.

William Detmold Limited

Detmold Advertising Backs

Advertising backs by William Detmold Ltd (Australia) c.1910-1920s.

Detmold Advertising Backs

William Detmold Limited

William Detmold Limited, manufacturers of playing cards.

William Detmold Limited