Fairy Brand Round Playing Cards No.200A. See the Box►
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I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.
Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.
Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.
I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.
A colourful pack of round cards with Ganjifa designs by Asha Industries, Mumbai, India, 2002.
Christmas Playing Cards published by Novelty Playing Cards, Syracuse, New York, 1986.
Paddington card game published in UK by Whitman.
In the 1970s Whitman Publishing Co. ordered a series of popular games from Hong Kong for the UK market.
Fairy Brand Round Playing Cards No.200A
“Magic Poker Cards” are often found inside Christmas crackers along with party hats, puzzles and jokes...
Donald’s Circular Snap published by Pepys, 1951.
Mad Jack Miracle Pack by Chu’s Magic (Tobar) 1999.
“Globe Playing Cards” patented on Oct. 6, 1874 by I. N. Richardson.
‘Serpentine’ Playing Cards published by Legends P.C.Co., 2014.
Legends Playing Card Company (founded 2013) aspires to print the highest quality playing cards and packaging in the world.
‘Ganjifa’ playing cards made in Sheopor in the North of Madhya Pradesh province in Central India. The Ganjifa game probably developed from 13th century games played by Mamluk immigrants from China.
Circular Spanish-suited playing cards for FATE, 2007
C. L. Wüst Oval Patience Karten No. 240, beautifully printed by chromolithography, c.1910.
Hong Kong Souvenir playing cards.
Playing Cards from Hong Kong. A large proportion of the world's souvenir and pin-up playing cards originate from Hong Kong.
Plants vs. Zombies UNO card set Chinese edition, licensed by Mattel East Asia Limited, 2011.
Master PW Circular Playing Cards: roses, columbines, carnations, parrots and hares... everyday objects evoking life and fertility.
Circular playing cards in a round tin titled: Sutherland's Circular Coon Cards published by Hartley Bros Pty Ltd, Australia, late 19th century.
Cir-Q-Lar Playing Cards. In 1929 John Waddington Ltd commenced the production of circular cards and these were very popular.
VELCAP circular playing cards made by Cappellano S.A., c.1980.
Chromo-lithograph Ganjifa cards by the Chitrasala Press, around 1950. Ten suits of twelve cards, each suit is based on one of the ten incarnations of Vishnu.
Waddington's Cir-Q-Lar Playing Cards, c.1930