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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.

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers card game by Globe Series, c.1900.

Questions and Answers card game published by Globe Series, c.1900. The rules make no sense as the cards are not numbered as you would expect. See the Outer Sleeve

Questions and Answers card game by Globe Series, c.1900 Questions and Answers card game by Globe Series, c.1900 Questions and Answers card game by Globe Series, c.1900

Above: Questions and Answers card game published by Globe Series, made in Bavaria, c.1900. Cheap quality edition. The cards come in an outer sleeve.