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I-8n Basle, 1377, the pack was described by Brother John in his sermon as: “in its common form, and that in which it first reached us” comprises four seated kings, on royal thrones, each one holding a certain sign in his hand, of which signs some are reputed good, but others signify evil. Under which kings are two ‘marschalli’, the first of whom holds the sign upwards in his hand, in the same manner as the king; but the other holds it downwards in his hand. After this there are ten other cards, outwardly of the same size and shape, containing pips one to ten, making a total of 52.

There is also documentary evidence that "Saracenic" playing cards reached Italy in 1379.  Read more →

1400s

1500s

1600s

Hewson
1650
Hewson

1700s

1800s

Backofen
1800
Backofen

1810s

Goyesca
1814
Goyesca

1820s

Myriorama
1824
Myriorama

1830s

De La Rue
1832
De La Rue
Dondorf
1833
Dondorf

1840s

1850s

1860s

Gnav
1860
Gnav
Glanz
1862
Glanz
John Bull
1865
John Bull
Snap
1866
Snap

1870s

Excelsior
1870
Excelsior
Anno Mundi
1875
Anno Mundi

1880s

On Guard
1880
On Guard
Ivorette
1883
Ivorette
Four Flags
1884
Four Flags
Tally-Ho
1885
Tally-Ho
Ship Sails
1885
Ship Sails
Quits
1885
Quits
Tourists
1886
Tourists

1890s

Who Buys?
1890
Who Buys?
Crickette
1890
Crickette
Khanhoo
1895
Khanhoo
El Barco
1895
El Barco
Our Ship
1896
Our Ship
Population
1896
Population
Ye Witches
1896
Ye Witches
Bluffing
1896
Bluffing
Pashas
1898
Pashas
Misfitz
1898
Misfitz
Bible Game
1899
Bible Game

1900s

Japanesque
1900
Japanesque
Bargains
1900
Bargains
Skits
1900
Skits
Karoo
1900
Karoo
Nap
1900
Nap
Oosehe
1900
Oosehe
Tut=Tut
1900
Tut=Tut
C.W.F Snap
1902
C.W.F Snap
Flora
1903
Flora
Stage
1904
Stage
Hindooly
1904
Hindooly
Zum
1905
Zum
Sky
1905
Sky
Iddy Umpty
1905
Iddy Umpty
Boudoir
1906
Boudoir
Spelka
1908
Spelka

1910s

Algeria
1910
Algeria
Snapshots
1910
Snapshots
Adverto
1910
Adverto
Peter Pan
1912
Peter Pan
Panko
1912
Panko
Roodles
1912
Roodles
Spy
1915
Spy
Waisenfond
1916
Waisenfond

1920s

Rainbow
1920
Rainbow
Kikit
1920
Kikit
Old Maid
1920
Old Maid
Slavonic
1920
Slavonic
Qantas
1920
Qantas
Tempest
1920
Tempest
Rococco
1920
Rococco
On Spec
1920
On Spec
Oppo
1920
Oppo
Blaze
1920
Blaze
Zoo-Zoo
1920
Zoo-Zoo
Funny Snap
1920
Funny Snap
Uback
1922
Uback
Cocktail
1925
Cocktail
Snap 1925
1925
Snap 1925
Race-Cardo
1925
Race-Cardo
Sparx
1925
Sparx
Touring
1926
Touring
Beaver!
1927
Beaver!
Lindy
1927
Lindy
Wings
1928
Wings
Cir-Q-Lar
1929
Cir-Q-Lar

1930s

Julio Laje
1930
Julio Laje
Snap 1930
1930
Snap 1930
Zoo-Boots
1930
Zoo-Boots
Marguerite
1930
Marguerite
Pooltella
1930
Pooltella
Kargo
1931
Kargo
Lexicon
1932
Lexicon
Lobo
1932
Lobo
Rūfa
1934
Rūfa
Rush Hour
1935
Rush Hour
Whot
1935
Whot
Sikar
1935
Sikar
Zole
1936
Zole
Kargo
1936
Kargo
Danbrit
1936
Danbrit
Lincard
1937
Lincard
Belisha
1937
Belisha
Iran
1937
Iran
Famo
1938
Famo
Progress
1938
Progress
Dartex
1938
Dartex
Peter Pan
1939
Peter Pan
Dumbo
1939
Dumbo
Crime Club
1939
Crime Club

1940s

Convoy
1940
Convoy
Vacuation
1940
Vacuation
New Bond
1940
New Bond
Victory
1940
Victory
Pinocchio
1940
Pinocchio
Salute!
1940
Salute!
Zoom
1941
Zoom
Canasta
1947
Canasta
Menuette
1947
Menuette
Wu-Pee
1947
Wu-Pee
I Commit
1948
I Commit
Classique
1949
Classique

1950s

Old Maid
1950
Old Maid
Test Pilot
1950
Test Pilot
Fair Play
1950
Fair Play
Canasta
1950
Canasta
Forfeits
1950
Forfeits
Cashmere
1950
Cashmere
Pictorial
1950
Pictorial
Snap Cards
1950
Snap Cards
Contraband
1950
Contraband
Muffin
1950
Muffin
Golden Egg
1950
Golden Egg
The Monkey
1950
The Monkey
Highwayman
1950
Highwayman
Have A Go
1950
Have A Go
Estelares
1950
Estelares
Authors
1951
Authors
Old Maid
1951
Old Maid
Roundup
1951
Roundup
Snap
1951
Snap
Win-A-Lot
1951
Win-A-Lot
Fishing
1951
Fishing
Skid-o
1951
Skid-o
Alice
1952
Alice
Dan Dare
1953
Dan Dare
Cinderella
1954
Cinderella
Flight
1954
Flight
Biggles
1955
Biggles
Girl
1955
Girl
Donkey
1955
Donkey
Rally
1955
Rally
Scouting
1955
Scouting
Robin Hood
1956
Robin Hood
Cancan
1956
Cancan
Panto
1956
Panto
Baby Dolls
1957
Baby Dolls
Ataque
1958
Ataque
Find Out
1958
Find Out
Guiding
1958
Guiding
Spell
1958
Spell
Loewe
1959
Loewe
Classic
1959
Classic
Wimbledon
1959
Wimbledon

1960s

Darling
1960
Darling
Vivacidol
1960
Vivacidol
America
1960
America