Osram Advertising Playing Cards
Osram advertising playing cards printed during the 1930s by Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkartenfabriken (V.S.S.), Altenburg, Germany. The manufacturer's logo can be seen on the Seven of Hearts. The court cards feature double-ended light-bulb people (the Kings are repeated in each suit but the Queens and Jacks have different attributes) and the numeral cards have vignettes at each end illustrating how Osram light bulbs lighten the darkness.
Hotel Lena playing cards published by Bichik in Yakutsk in 2001.
printed by Flemming-Wiskott A.G. of Glogau
Advertising for Mopenco, the Dutch Fountain Pen King
Samye malen’kie v mire igral’nye karty / The world’s smallest playing cards
with illustrated views of Dutch cities on the aces. This pack is for sale or exchange.
Patience playing cards with children in historical costumes
Limited edition luxury playing cards by Billionaire Boys Club and Theory 11.
Licensed and sponsored product for the Benfica Football Club, Lisbon, Portugal, 2006.
Theatre programme in the form of a pack of cards. East Germany, c.1967.
Publicity pack for the Harley and Helmsley Hotels, U.S.A., c.1986.
Hunters, animals and birds feature on all but the Kings in this pack by Theodor Wegener, c.1863-70.
A few items used for advertising or displaying Dondorf playing card products.
A set of advertising poster stamps for C.L.Wüst playing cards.
Luxury playing cards produced by Theory11 in collaboration with The Nomad Hotel in New York City.
An extraordinary Spanish pack of chocolate advertising playing cards dating from 1920
Marvel’s Avengers: The Infinity Saga Premium Playing Cards produced by Theory11 and designed by Mattson Creative, 2021.
Pack promoting Beaujolais wine published by Editions du Nuton, France.
Miniature playing cards, possibly for children, with a romantic theatrical theme. C.L. Wüst c.1890.
This miniature pack is very similar to one made by C.L.Wúst in c.1890.
Gó Succo fruit juice promotion deck featuring Walt Disney cartoons.
An interesting pack of playing cards with illustrated Indian aces made "Specially for the Bombay Market", c.1915.
‘Aphorisms on the Kiss’ published by C. A. Solbrig, Leipzig, 1808.
Wüst Spanish pattern c.1910 advertising Cuban ‘Tropical’ beer.
The maker is possibly Kaspar Traugott Knaut (1799-1881).
Schweizer Trachten No.174 (Costumes Suisses) by Dondorf.
IBM Linux One playing cards, c.2018.
Video by Art of Impossible. In this video you will get a short overview of the most important historical facts about playing cards and their history.
Jacob Wolfe Spear founded his company manufacturing fancy goods in 1879 near Nuremberg in Bavaria, Germany
‘History of fashion’ cultural quartet game designed by Erika Werner-Nestler, 1954.
Lion Coffee Mother Goose card game, late 19th C.
The ‘Rinker’ highly amusing snap game, c.1910.
Geschichte des Buchgewerbes illustrated by Ludwig Winkler, published by Verlag für Lehrmittel Pößneck.
“So Fängt Es An” beautifully illustrated by M. Neugebauer, published by Helingsche Verlagsanstalt.
“Verkehrsmittel Einst und Jetzt” transport quartet game by Bielefelder Spielkarten Fabrik GmbH, 1958.
Asterix Adventure quartet game by ASS, 1989.
‘Tout Est Bien Qui Finit Bien’ family card game by Dondorf.
Zwarte Piet by Dondorf for the Dutch market, 1906.
Gulliver in the Land of Dwarfs quartet published by Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pößneck.
Gas Warm Homes Happy Families game published by British Gas, c.1980.
Bass & Bass ‘Jeu des Familles’ made by Franz-Josef Holler, Münich, 1989.