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When movies, radio and television first appeared playing card manufacturers were worried. But people still had plenty of leisure time and card playing continued to increase. Today’s electronic devices, computers, the Internet and online gaming have changed everything and many former manufacturers have closed down or merged with larger corporations. The older manufacturers are now a reminder of bygone days.

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A.S.S.
53
AAA
2
Action Publishing
2
Adametz
2
Adolf Sala
2
AGMüller
23
Akord
2
Aleksandr Lutkovskii
3
Alf Cooke / Universal
27
Alinari Baglioni
2
Alphonse Arnoult
2
Altapo-Vigno
6
Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik
40
Amalgamated Playing Card Co
5
American Bank Note
4
American Playing Card Co
3
Andre Perrocet
2
Andrew Jones Art
3
Angel
9
anonymous
13
Anton Llombart
3
Aquarius
2
Ariel Productions
2
ARRCO
5
Aspioti Elka A.E.
3
Astra
8
Avril et Cie
2
Ayet
2
Azevedo & Cia
2
Backofen
3
Bamboo Souvenirs
2
Bancks Bros
8
Baumgärtner
3
Bay State Card Co
2
BBC
7
Berger
3
Berkshire Printing Company
2
Berliner Spielkarten
5
Bielefelder
13
Biermans
13
Bird Playing Cards
2
Blanchard
5
Boéchat Frères
14
Bonaparte
2
BonArt
2
Bosio
2
Bowles
2
Brepols
12
British Heritage Ltd
4
British Playing Cards
3
Brotherton
4
Brown & Bigelow
17
Caleb Bartlett
2
Cambissa
3
Camilloni
2
Camoin
4
Cappellano
13
Cardinal Industries
2
Cardozo Kindersley Workshop
2
Carreras Ltd
4
Cartamundi
116
Cartamundi Poland
2
Carte Da Gioco Muoio
2
Casabó
6
Castell Bros
92
Catel & Farcy
2
Chad Valley
26
Charles Bartlet
2
Chiefton Products
4
Chisholm Brothers
2
Chitrashala Press
3
Chocolate Angelical
2
Cia Chilena de Tabacos
2
Cia Gral Fabril Financiera S.A.
16
Cía Gral Fósforos Montevideana
8
Clemente Jacques
11
Clifford
9
Collectable Cards
2
Collier
3
Colour Printing Plant
17
Continental Card Co
2
Copag
4
Crehore
3
Creswick
7
Cromy
10
Cultzilla
7
CWS Print Works
9
D.C. Thomson & Co.
3
Dal Negro
14
Dark Horse
4
Daveluy
4
David Hurter
2
DC Comics
2
De la Rue
133
Deakin & Co
5
Della Penna
17
Denbro
2
Detmold
2
Dieudonné
4
Difusora S.A.
5
Dinosaur Publications Ltd
2
Distigráfica
4
Domec
12
Domicelj
4
Dondorf
58
Dougherty
21
Draeger Frères
8
Dubois
3
Durá
6
Dusserre
20
Eagle Playing Card Co
5
Editions Face&Dos
4
Editorial Gráfica Flores
2
Editura Foton
2
Edizone Il Meneghello
5
Emil Moestue
2
EuroCard
4
Expert Playing Card Co.
6
F.G. & Co
3
Fabr de Naipes de España
3
Fairchild
3
Faulkner
42
Félix Solesio
5
Fetscher
9
Figure Dynamics
3
Fireside Game Co.
5
Flaiban
6
Flemming & Wiskott
4
Folio Society
2
Forbidden Planet
2
Fossorier Amar et Cie
5
Fourvel
8
Fox
3
France Cartes
18
Fratelli Armanino
7
Fridolin GmbH
2
Fuller
4
Games & Print Services
8
Gardés Editorial
2
Geo. Wright & Co
2
Gerich Karl
32
Gibert
7
Gibson & Co
6
Gibson Playing Card Co
2
Gibsons Games
13
Gisbourne
2
Glanz
3
Glénisson
2
Göbl
3
Gombau
3
Goodall
80
Gráfica 2001
13
Gráfica S.A.
3
Grafika-Grafoprint
2
Granbergs Aktiebolag
2
Green Board Game Co Ltd.
3
Greenpeace
2
Grimaud
60
Guarro
3
Gumppenberg
6
Guru Playing Card Company
2
Guymier
2
Hall
5
Hall & Son
6
Hardy
6
Hart
10
Hasbro
2
HCG
3
Hee Trading Co
3
Henry le Gras
2
Heraclio Fournier
84
Heráldica Castanyer
2
Heritage Playing Card Co
4
Héron
15
Hewson
5
Hija de B Fournier
3
Hijos de Heraclio Fournier
8
Himalayan MapHouse
5
Hodges
2
Holmblad
8
Home Run Games
2
Hudson
7
Hunt
7
Hunt & Sons
10
Imperial Playing Card Factory
7
Imprenta Lecaros
2
Impresos Manrique
3
Industria Gráfica Papelera S.A.
5
Industrie Comptoir
6
Inkstone Design
5
Inky-Dinky
5
Insight Editions
2
InterCol
9
IPC Magazines
2
Irish Playing Card Mfg Co
3
J. Müller
10
J. Welch
3
J.-M. Simon
7
Jacob Bagges
2
James English
8
James Y. Humphreys
2
Jaques
48
Játékkártyagyár és Nyomda
12
Jegel
6
Johnson Bros
2
Joker S.A.
5
Joseph Estel
2
Juegos Victoria
2
Justo Rodero
8
Kalamazoo Playing Card Co
4
Keiblinger
2
Kikkerland Design
2
Kimberley & Sons
4
Kings Wild Project
5
Kit Producción y Diseño
3
Kombinat Tsvetnoi Pechati
4
Kum-Bak Sports
6
KZWP-Trefl
28
L.G. Kosheleva
2
La Cubana
20
La Ducale
9
La Primitiva
4
La Turnhoutoise
3
Land of Roses Ltd
3
Lattmann
5
Latvijas Vertspapiru Spiestuve
2
Laurence King Publishing
2
Lawrence & Cohen
4
Le Triboulet
2
Legends
13
Lenthall
7
Lever Bros
2
Lewis I. Cohen
2
Liberty Playing Card Company
2
Lion Playing Cards
3
Litografía Fabbri
2
Litografía Ferri
2
Litografía Madriguera
2
Litográfica del Perú
4
Llewellyn
3
Lo Scarabeo
22
Lucasfilm Ltd
2
Maestros Naiperos Españoles
2
Maia
3
Mardon
8
Margary
5
María González Rizzo
2
Mario Colombo
2
Marks & Spencer
4
Mas-Reynals
4
Masenghini
7
Mattel
2
McLoughlin Bros.
4
Mednyi Vsadnik
3
Merrimack
3
Mesmaekers
19
Michalis Toubis
3
Microsoft
2
Middle East Manufacturing Co
2
Milton Bradley
2
Mitchell
5
Modiano
28
MPC (makeplayingcards.com)
5
Mudie
3
Müller & Cie
13
Multum in Parvo
12
Murari
2
Nage Cards
4
Naipes Comas NEGSA
26
Naipes de la Cigüeña
3
Naipes La Banca
2
Naipes La Española
2
Nascal S.R.L.
2
National Card Co
3
National Geographic
2
National Trust
6
Nederlandsche Speelkaartenfabriek
2
Neil Macleod Prints & Enterprises Ltd
3
Nelostuote Oy
2
New York Consolidated Card Co
16
NewsMax Media Inc
3
Newt’s Playing Cards
8
Nintendo
32
Nitestar Productions
2
No Props
2
Noir Arts
8
Norvic Mill
4
Novelty Playing Cards
2
Nunes
4
Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag
2
Obchodní Tiskárny
14
Öbergs
4
Obsequios Empresarios Argentinos
2
Offason
5
Ogilvy
4
Olea Rodolfo
2
Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher
8
Orija
2
Ormond Printing Co
3
Paisanito S.R.L
4
Parker Bros
10
Parksons
2
Parody Productions
12
Pasatiempos Gallo
5
Paulson
2
Pellerin & Cie
2
Perfection Playing Card Co
2
Peter Gurney
2
Peterhof State Museum
2
Philibert
8
Piatnik
101
Pierre Marechal
3
Pignalosa
7
Plastic Cards
2
PlayingCardDecks.com
12
Porterprint Ltd
2
PostCardusa
3
Power Casinos
3
Printissa
4
Productora de Naipes y Confetti
3
Productos Leo
6
Prospero Art
6
Protea
4
Purnell
2
Pyramid PCC
2
R. Billingsley
3
Randal Taylor
2
RCI Playing-cards
2
Real Fábrica de Macharaviaya
4
Real Fabrica de Madrid
2
Reuter
2
Rex Pitts
2
Reynolds
21
Richard Edward Ltd
8
Riffle Shuffle Playing Card Co.
2
Ritter
3
Roberts Bros
4
Roddy Somerville
2
Roldan y Cía
3
Rose & Pentagram Design (historicgames.com)
2
Rotxotxo
4
Roura
5
Rowley & Co.
2
Rudolph Forkel
3
Russell & Morgan
16
Russell Playing Card Co.
3
Safari Limited
2
Saint-Sauveur
3
Salomon & Co
2
Sands & McDougall
6
Sanmartí
2
Sanrio
2
Sapra Studio
3
Schmid F.X.
25
Schneider & Co
5
Shamrock Gift Co
2
Simon Wintle
2
Sloan
3
Soimca
5
Solleone
24
SPCC
4
Spears Games
16
Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland
5
Spicer & Detmold
3
Spicers Paper
3
Spindulys
7
Stancraft
7
Standard Playing Card Co.
7
Stopforth
5
Studio on Fire
2
SynHeme Inc.
2
TDC Inc
3
The Peerless Playing Card Company
5
Theodor Oswald Weigel
2
Theory11
7
Thomas & Co
2
TM Cards
3
Tower Press
9
Tringham
2
Turnbull
2
Two’s Company
2
U.S. Games Systems
14
Union Playing Card Co.
2
United States Playing Card Co.
162
Universal Pictures
2
Universal Publications Ltd
2
Uusi
3
Valentine Publishing Co
2
Valentine’s Games
7
Van den Berghs
2
Van Genechten
20
Varitemas
3
Verlag für Lehrmittel
6
Veuve Gueffier
2
Victoria P.C.C.
10
Vigor
13
Viuda e Hijos de Heraclio Fournier
2
W & G Baird Ltd
3
Waddingtons
91
Warren Paper Products
6
Wayland
3
WCMPC
33
Weedon Enterprises
2
Western Playing Card Company
2
Westnedge
4
Wheeler
5
Whitman
15
Willeb
2
Willis & Co.
21
Windmill Playing Card Co
4
Winning Moves
8
Wizards of the Coast
3
WJPC
4
Woodpecker Press
2
Woolley & Co
23
Wulff
4
Wüst
29
Yong Guan Heng & Co
2
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21: Belgian Makers: Brepols and Biermans

21: Belgian Makers: Brepols and Biermans

Brepols started making playing cards in 1826, although he had been in the printing trade since 1800....

22: Belgian Makers: Van Genechten

22: Belgian Makers: Van Genechten

Van Genechten started making playing cards in c.1840 and continued until the founding of Carta Mundi...

23: Belgian Makers: Mesmaekers

23: Belgian Makers: Mesmaekers

Gustaaf Mesmaekers founded his business in 1859 in association with Louis-François Moentack, who lef...

29: James English

29: James English

An overview of the courts and aces of spades produced by James English.

38: Peter Gurney and Other 20th Century Minor Makers

38: Peter Gurney and Other 20th Century Minor Makers

Gurney was not the only printer who went briefly into the playing card business during the twentieth...

42: Andrew Dougherty

42: Andrew Dougherty

Andrew Dougherty was one of the biggest American card-makers in the 19th century.

43: The United States Playing Card Co.

43: The United States Playing Card Co.

The United States Playing Card Co. (USPCC) represents an amalgamation of all the major American card...

48: Ferdinand Piatnik & Sons

48: Ferdinand Piatnik & Sons

Ferd. Piatnik produced a very large range of cards with many different standard and non-standard pat...

5: De La Rue

5: De La Rue

In December 1831 Thomas de la Rue was granted his patent for printing playing cards by letterpress.

58: Woolley & Co.

58: Woolley & Co.

The firm of Thomas Woolley lasted for many years from 1836-1904 in several different guises.

1925 Alf Cooke’s Playing Cards

Alf Cooke’s Playing Cards

Alf Cooke was an important producer of playing cards and card games in the UK during the period 1920...

Andersons of Edinburgh

Andersons of Edinburgh

Andersons of Edinburgh began publishing playing cards in the late 1920s and several brands are known...

1848 Andrew Dougherty 1848-1930

Andrew Dougherty 1848-1930

Andrew Dougherty was born in Donegal in Northern Ireland in 1827. He started his playing card busine...

1954 Ariel Productions Ltd

Ariel Productions Ltd

The founder of Ariel Productions, Philip Marx, was a prolific publisher of children’s books and comi...

ARRCO

ARRCO

ARRCO Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1935 - 1987, when acquired by USPCC.

1982 Astra Games

Astra Games

Astra Games was a subsidiary of the McCorquodale Group of Companies, producing playing cards during ...

Atlantic Playing Card Co

Atlantic Playing Card Co

Atlantic Playing Card Co., Inc. promoted Bridge Ensemble boxes and companion accessories.

Bancks Brothers

Bancks Brothers

The 'Old Frizzle' Ace of Spades shows the duty paid as one shilling, and the manufacturer's name is ...

Berkshire Printing Co.

Berkshire Printing Co.

The company was founded in 1908 as the printing division of the Brooke Bond Tea Company in Reading. ...

Bertrand Domec, Buenos Aires 1904-1970

Bertrand Domec, Buenos Aires 1904-1970

Bertrand Domec was an importer of playing cards into Argentina, 1904-1970.

1820 Brotherton, 1789-1840

Brotherton, 1789-1840

Brotherton is recorded as operating at 13 Little Britain (London) from 1789-1840. In 1851 his factor...

Brown & Bigelow

Brown & Bigelow

Brown & Bigelow of St Paul, Minnesota, was a leading producer of playing cards in the U.S. from the ...

C. Della Penna & Cía, Bs Aires, c.1930-1978

C. Della Penna & Cía, Bs Aires, c.1930-1978

C. Della Penna S.A. playing card manufacturer and publisher, Buenos Aires, c.1930-1978.

1811 C.L. Wüst, 1811 - 1927

C.L. Wüst, 1811 - 1927

SPIELKARTENFABRIEK VON C.L. WÜST, 1811 - 1927. A short history of the Wüst factory by Martin Shaw & ...

C.W. Faulkner

C.W. Faulkner

C. W. Faulkner & Co Ltd, London, an important publisher of games, pictorial souvenirs, children’s bo...

Cappellano Hnos c.1920-80

Cappellano Hnos c.1920-80

Originally known as Cappellano Hnos in the 1920s, over the years the company underwent several chang...

Cappellano S.A. c.1920-c.1985

Cappellano S.A. c.1920-c.1985

Originally known as Cappellano Hnos in the 1920s, and undergoing several changes of name and address...

Carta Mundi

Carta Mundi

Carta Mundi was founded in Turnhout on 27 June 1970 by pooling the production and sales facilities o...

Chad Valley Co. Ltd

Chad Valley Co. Ltd

Chad Valley Co. Ltd (incorporating Johnson Brothers (Harborne) Ltd, the long-established UK brand bo...

1820 Chas Goodall and Son 1820-1922

Chas Goodall and Son 1820-1922

Today nothing remains of Charles Goodall's Camden Works, where three-quarters of the playing cards p...

Chiefton Products Ltd

Chiefton Products Ltd

Chiefton Products Ltd, toy manufacturers, Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1QT.

Cía General Fabril Financiera S.A.

Cía General Fabril Financiera S.A.

Founded in 1889 as Compañía General de Fósforos, and favoured by certain economic factors, the firm ...

Cía Gral de Fósforos

Cía Gral de Fósforos

Compañía General de Fósforos Montevideana, founded in 1893.

1948 Clifford Toys

Clifford Toys

Clifford Toys is a brand name of F. Levy & Co., Ltd, London, sellers of toys and fancy goods.

Cromy card games

Cromy card games

Juegos de Cartas Cromy card games made in Argentina 1983-1995

CWS Printing Works

CWS Printing Works

The C.W.S. Printing Works at Longsight, Manchester, was the Co-operative Wholesale Society's printin...

Daveluy

Daveluy

Daveluy produced card games between c.1840 and 1890. Many of his playing cards have historical conno...

1832 De La Rue

De La Rue

De La Rue introduced letter-press printing into playing card production and his patent was granted i...

Denbro (Denny Brothers)

Denbro (Denny Brothers)

Denbro (Denny Brothers) c.1975-79

1833 Dondorf

Dondorf

The luxury playing card factory founded in Frankfurt am Main by Bernhard Dondorf in 1833 existed for...

Dubois

Dubois

Dubois card makers from Liège in the Walloon Region of Belgium.

1953 E. Flaiban - Paisanito S.R.L.

E. Flaiban - Paisanito S.R.L.

E. Flaiban - Paisanito, Buenos Aires c.1953.

Éditions Dusserre, Paris

Éditions Dusserre, Paris

Éditions Dusserre, Paris.

1954 Éditions Philibert

Éditions Philibert

Éditions Philibert published an outstanding series of exotic, artistic playing cards in Paris from 1...

Editorial Gráfica Flores, c.1970-90

Editorial Gráfica Flores, c.1970-90

Editorial Gráfica Flores S.A. were manufacturers of playing cards and card games around c.1970-90.

Ernesto Flaiban, Buenos Aires

Ernesto Flaiban, Buenos Aires

Ernesto Flaiban, Buenos Aires, 1942-1970.

Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne

Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne

Ferdinand Piatnik was born in Ofen on October 14, 1819.

Francisco Girbau & Cia, Buenos Aires

Francisco Girbau & Cia, Buenos Aires

Francisco Girbau & Cia, Buenos Aires, c.1890-1935

G. Berger, Buenos Aires, c.1935-50

G. Berger, Buenos Aires, c.1935-50

Berger also produced a Hungarian-type "Seasons" pack with the brand name "La Estrella" and a six-poi...

Gráfica 2001

Gráfica 2001

Gráfica 2001 (Naipes ‘La Española’), successors to Naipes Vigor founded in 1945.

1978 Gráfica S.A., Bs Aires

Gráfica S.A., Bs Aires

Gráfica S.A. of Buenos Aires has produced a number of brands using the Catalan pattern.

Hardy

Hardy

The Hardy family of playing card manufacturers began with Henry Hardy (1784-89) and continued throug...

Heraclio Fournier S.A.

Heraclio Fournier S.A.

Founded in 1868, today it is part of Cartamundi.

1945 Hija de B Fournier

Hija de B Fournier

Having started out as Fournier Hermanos, Burgos in 1860, the company remained in the Fournier family...

Hudson Industries

Hudson Industries

Hudson Industries Pty Ltd of Carlton in Victoria was first registered as a printing company in 1920....

Hunt & Sons, 1820-1849

Hunt & Sons, 1820-1849

Hunt & Sons (1820-1849) was the first maker to modernise the court card designs with a complete re-d...

Igor Domicelj, Buenos Aires, c.1945-55

Igor Domicelj, Buenos Aires, c.1945-55

Igor Domicelj commenced producing playing cards in c.1945. By the early 1950s the range had grown to...

2008 Industria Gráfica Pesout

Industria Gráfica Pesout

Coimexpor Spanish-suited playing cards by Industria Gráfica Pesout, S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina, c...

Irish Playing Card Mfg Co

Irish Playing Card Mfg Co

Irish Playing Card Manufacturing Company.

J. W. Spear and Sons

J. W. Spear and Sons

Jacob Wolfe Spear founded his company manufacturing fancy goods in 1879 near Nuremberg in Bavaria, G...

Japanese Playing Cards

Japanese Playing Cards

Japanese playing cards include: 'Awase' or 'matching pairs' cards and Portuguese or Spanish-derived ...

Jaques’ Games

Jaques’ Games

John Jaques & Son (established in 1795) published a large range of popular parlour games, many of wh...

John Sands

John Sands

John Sands had incorporated the earlier playing card manufacturing businesses of Hudson Industries P...

Joker S.A.

Joker S.A.

Playing cards manufactured by Joker S.A.

Juan Roura, Barcelona (1872 - 1962)

Juan Roura, Barcelona (1872 - 1962)

Juan Roura produced a range of popular designs including Catalán, Castilian and Cádiz patterns for d...

Justo Rodero e Hijos

Justo Rodero e Hijos

Justo Rodero e Hijos, playing card manufacturer in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1903 Kalamazoo Playing Card Co

Kalamazoo Playing Card Co

This firm commenced producing playing cards with the name Kalamazoo Paper Box & Card Co in 1903.

Karl Gerich

Karl Gerich

Karl Gerich's interest in playing-card production came to the fore while studying at Bath Academy of...

Kimberley

Kimberley

Kimberley’s Royal National Patriotic playing cards, c.1892-1905.

Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games

Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games

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

La Cubana, S.A.

La Cubana, S.A.

La Cubana were successors to P. Munguia, who were founded in 1872. The company closed n 1995 bringin...

2013 Legends Playing Cards

Legends Playing Cards

Legends Playing Card Company (founded 2013) aspires to print the highest quality playing cards and p...

1875 Léonard Biermans, Turnhout

Léonard Biermans, Turnhout

Léonard Biermans had been employed by Brepols from 1871-1874 before opening his own playing card fac...

Litografía Fabbri, Lima, Peru, c.1900-20

Litografía Fabbri, Lima, Peru, c.1900-20

Litografía Fabbri, Lima, Peru, c.1900-20, printers of cigarette insert cards for tobacco companies. ...

Litográfica del Perú

Litográfica del Perú

Litográfica del Perú S.A. were manufacturers of playing cards in Peru sometime around the decades of...

1930 Luis A. Fourvel

Luis A. Fourvel

The Fourvel family was of French origin but had settled in Spain during the XIX century. In the 1930...

Mardon, Son & Hall of Bristol, branch of the Imperial Tobacco Company

Mardon, Son & Hall of Bristol, branch of the Imperial Tobacco Company

A division of Imperial Tobacco, they appear to have made cards almost exclusively for the cigarette ...

1989 Mas Reynals - Varitemas S.L.

Mas Reynals - Varitemas S.L.

Mas-Reynals was founded in 1989 by Miguel Mas Reynals. Since 2003 the firm trades as Varitemas S.L....

Multum in Parvo Co., Ltd

Multum in Parvo Co., Ltd

Multum in Parvo published a range of indoor games during the period from 1884-1927.

Naipes Comas

Naipes Comas

Naipes Comas 1797-1992.

Naipes La Banca

Naipes La Banca

Naipes La Banca, Argentina c.1970-85

Naipes Minifusor

Naipes Minifusor

Difusora S.A is a distributor of smokers' materials. Around 1970-80 they also distributed "Minifusor...

Naipes Vigor S.R.L.

Naipes Vigor S.R.L.

VIGOR S.R.L (1955 - c1975) manufactured a range of playing cards and card games, including Chinita, ...

1886 National Card Co.

National Card Co.

The National Card Co. was formed in c.1886 by Samuel J Murray, who as a young man had worked in Engl...

1871 New York Consolidated Card Company

New York Consolidated Card Company

The New York Consolidated Card Company was formed in 1871 by the merging of Lawrence & Cohen, Samuel...

1840 O. Gibert, Paris c.1840-60

O. Gibert, Paris c.1840-60

Gibert was a master card-maker whose fashionable playing cards were of a very high standard.

Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher

Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher

Card games produced in Germany by Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher.

Ormond Printing Co. Ltd

Ormond Printing Co. Ltd

During the 1930s The Ormond Printing Co. Ltd produced playing cards for the Irish market with a dist...

Parker Brothers

Parker Brothers

Parker Brothers, Salem, Mass., USA.

1990 Pasatiempos Gallo

Pasatiempos Gallo

Following their acquisition of Clemente Jacques y Cia in 1967, the playing card business was taken o...

Pedro Bosio

Pedro Bosio

Cards of the Spanish National Pattern 'Money Bag' type manufactured by Pedro Bosio, Genova (Italy) ...

Pepys Games

Pepys Games

The Story of Pepys Games by Rex Pitts

Playing Cards by Compañia General de Fósforos

Playing Cards by Compañia General de Fósforos

Playing Cards by Compañia General de Fósforos, Bs. As. (founded 1888).

Porterprint Ltd

Porterprint Ltd

Porterprint was a printing business based in Leeds (UK) which manufactured playing cards during the ...

Real Fábrica de Macharaviaya

Real Fábrica de Macharaviaya

This is the official Spanish National pattern of the 18th century. Design and production was control...

1961 Reed Paper Products

Reed Paper Products

Reed Paper Products of Waterloo manufactured playing cards until the late 1970s.

Reynolds c.1809-1885

Reynolds c.1809-1885

Joseph Reynolds had been producing playing cards in the traditional method since c.1809.

1905 Russell Playing Card Co.

Russell Playing Card Co.

Willis W. Russell started a modest playing card business in Milltown, a small town in northern New J...

1881 Russell, Morgan & Co

Russell, Morgan & Co

The distinctive Ace of Spades features the Statue of the Goddess of Freedom, based on the bronze sta...

1845 Samuel Hart, 1846-1871

Samuel Hart, 1846-1871

Samuel Hart was a prolific manufacturer of playing cards who commenced business sometime around 1845...

Sands & McDougall

Sands & McDougall

Sands & McDougall, playing card manufacturers, Melbourne, late 1890s-c.1970.

Simeon Durá 1871-1940

Simeon Durá 1871-1940

Simeon Durá of Valencia was one of Spain's most distinguished playing card manufacturers, flourishin...

SOIMCA

SOIMCA

SOIMCA - Sociedade Impressora Caxiense - is an important playing card manufacturer in Brazil. It was...

Spicer & Detmold

Spicer & Detmold

Spicer & Detmold (1922-48) produced a lot of pictorial back designs. Most decks with picture backs w...

Stancraft

Stancraft

Stancraft Playing Cards were manufactured by Brown & Bigelow of whom they were a subsidiary.

TDC Inc.

TDC Inc.

“TDC Inc.: a 20th Century American Playing Card Maker” by Michael Cooper.

1938 Thai Playing Cards Manufacturing Factory

Thai Playing Cards Manufacturing Factory

Thai Playing Cards Manufacturing Factory was established in 1938 as part of the government Excise De...

The United States Playing Card Company

The United States Playing Card Company

Over the years the pressures of competition and other market forces have led to many smaller manufac...

The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards

The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards

The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards was founded by Royal Charter in 1628.

1820 Thomas Creswick

Thomas Creswick

Thomas Creswick was a paper-maker and wholesale stationer. Playing cards were produced from c.1820 o...

Tower Press children’s card games

Tower Press children’s card games

A series of card games for children published by Tower Press during the 1950s which evoke the optimi...

Valentine’s Games

Valentine’s Games

Valentine & Sons Ltd, Dundee & London, were greeting card and book publishers who also produced play...

Van Genechten

Van Genechten

A. Van Genechten ran a flourishing business, supplying various kinds of cards both inside the countr...

W. H. Willis & Co

W. H. Willis & Co

Willis & Company was formed in 1869, having been preceded by Charles Steer at the same address (80 L...

1922 Waddington’s Playing Cards

Waddington’s Playing Cards

John Waddington Limited was a leading producer of playing cards and card games in the UK during the ...

Waddy Productions

Waddy Productions

Waddy Productions Ltd was a member of the giant Amalgamated Press group and only published card game...

Warren Paper Products

Warren Paper Products

Warren Paper Products Co., Lafayette, Indiana, publishers of Built-Rite toys, games and puzzles.

William Detmold Limited

William Detmold Limited

William Detmold Limited, manufacturers of playing cards.

1988 Woodpecker Press Ltd

Woodpecker Press Ltd

Woodpecker Press is believed to have started up in 1987 as a spin-off from the closure of Astra Game...