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16: European Standard Playing Cards

16: European Standard Playing Cards

A brief survey of the different types of standard cards to be found in Continental Europe.

27: Cards at Strangers’ Hall, Norwich

27: Cards at Strangers’ Hall, Norwich

There is a very interesting collection of playing cards held at the Strangers' Hall Museum in Norwich.

28: How to Analyze and Differentiate Playing Card Plates (De La Rue, Waddington and the Berlin pattern [französisches Bild])

28: How to Analyze and Differentiate Playing Card Plates (De La Rue, Waddington and the Berlin pattern [französisches Bild])

My interest in postage stamp variants led me to apply the same principles to playing cards.

Bohemian pattern by Bonaparte 2000

Bohemian pattern by Bonaparte

Standard Bohemian pattern designs by Bonaparte, Plzeň, Czech Republic, c.2000.

Dvouhlavé Hrací Karty 1980

Dvouhlavé Hrací Karty

“Dvouhlavé Hrací Karty” (Czech Seasons playing cards) made by Obchodní Tiskárny, c.1980.

English cards from the reign of Charles II 1675

English cards from the reign of Charles II

This article explores a historic pack of English playing cards from circa 1675, likely used by King Charles II and Queen Catherine, detailing their significance, history and unique features

English pattern by Bielefelder Spielkarten 1966

English pattern by Bielefelder Spielkarten

Standard designs by Bielefelder Spielkarten GmbH, Bielefeld, Germany, c1966.

English pattern from Nigeria 1970

English pattern from Nigeria

A standard pack from the most populous country in Africa.

EPCS October 2023 Newsletter

EPCS October 2023 Newsletter Members Only

Thomas Creswick c.1829 • Winstanley King of Clubs • S.P.G. Caribbean Happy Families • Alice in Wonderland - De La Rue • Pepys • William Bowes - Cardmaker • A Very Rare Pack of English Standard Playing Cards • I Commit • Crime and Punishment • Two Rugby Games • Kirno • 17th Century Court Cards

Epokha vozrozhdeniya (Age of Enlightenment)

Epokha vozrozhdeniya (Age of Enlightenment)

Epokha vozrozhdeniya (Age of Enlightenment): this pack has effectively become the Russian standard.

Introduction to Collecting Themes

Introduction to Collecting Themes

Playing cards can be broadly categorised into standard and non-standard designs, with collectors appreciating their variety.

Jeu de 54 cartes

Jeu de 54 cartes

Jeu de 54 cartes, completely anonymous, designed to resemble locally produced French packs.

London Bridge NR.18 1960

London Bridge NR.18

A brand name used in Norway over a number of years.

Lyon Pattern type iii

Lyon Pattern type iii

This pattern was used in various parts of eastern France but was ultimately replaced by the official ‘Paris’ pattern in c.1780.

Monic

Monic

‘Monic’ brand playing cards, c.1930s

Naipe de Bridge 1970

Naipe de Bridge

Standard English pattern pack made in Ecuador, c.1970.

Naipes ‘American’ 1950

Naipes ‘American’

Naipes ‘American’ by M.C. de CASABÓ Ltda, Montevideo, c.1950.

Popular No.257

Popular No.257

Piatnik’s “Popular Playing Cards” No.257

Reynolds c.1830 1830

Reynolds c.1830

Woodblock and stencil playing cards, produced by Reynolds & Sons c.1830-1850.

Russian Standard Playing Cards 1820

Russian Standard Playing Cards

Cards from an early version of a Russian standard woodblock and stencil pack of circa 1820.