No.111 by ‘Artex’ (Játékkártyagyár és Nyomda, Budapest) is a copy of Waddingtons standard designs, totally without permission or assistance from Waddingtons, c.1962. See the Box►
Member since March 02, 2012
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 limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
Festive courts on a Waddingtons pack designed to celebrate Christmas 1980.
Pack featuring six images from the Disney film of the same name, on cards made for Eastern Europe.
Commemorative Olympic Playing Cards produced by Waddingtons exclusively for Stanley Gibbons Antiquar...
Characters and scenes from the Disney film of the same name, on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Featuring Disney Princesses and Enchanting Tales in two sizes of pack made for Eastern Europe.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
The first company to register Bezique materials with Stationers’ Hall was Josh Reynolds & Son in Sep...
Collectors pack of Antiques playing cards published by Collectors Cards, Abertillery, South Wales, c...
Christmas gift with a difference, made by Waddington’s, Leeds, 1931.
“Pack of Diets” healthy lifestyle playing cards by Waddingtons Games for Figure Dynamics Ltd. in 198...
Limited edition gift set issued to mark the American Bicentennial, 1776-1976, produced by John Waddi...
52 selected views of Scotland by De La Rue (Waddingtons) for GlenAlan Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland, c.1960...
Cards made by John Waddington Ltd. for the Madras Club, Chennai (formerly Madras), India, c.1930.
My Word “The last word in card games” designed by Michael Kindred and Malcolm Smith, published in 19...
Pooltella cards by John Waddington Ltd, the cards that simplify football pool forecasts, 1930s.
Five Suit Bridge was invented in Vienna in 1937 by Walter W. Marseille and Dr. Paul Stern.
Queen’s Silver Jubilee playing cards designed by Susan Rae for John Wadddington Ltd, 1977.