“Five 'o One” playing cards, a version of the Dondorf Rhineland pattern, manufactured by Universal Playing Card Co. Ltd for export to Scandinavia.
‘El Cid’ playing cards manufactured by Simeon Durá, Valencia, Spain.
A facsimile of an early 19th century French-suited deck from the collection of F.X. Schmid.
Spanische Spielkarten "Naipes Finos" No.304, manufactured by B. Dondorf designed by the catalan artist Apel-les Mestres, Barcelona, 1902.
“007 Die Another Day” James Bond themed playing cards, 2002.
“007 Guns & Gadgets” themed playing cards printed by Carta Mundi, 2005.
100 Pipers Scotch Whisky promotional deck, Waddingtons P.C.Co., c.1973. Includes a Tarot pack offer.
101 Dalmatas by Naipes Fournier, 1995,
Charles Goodall & Son, 1820-1922 and beyond.
John Berry's two-volume work on the Waddington archive and collection is a very comprehensive presentation of the history of the firm, but there are some items missing from it which I include here.
‘Jeu de Cartes 1900’ designed by Marie Christine Schira in the Art Nouveau or Jugendstil style, 1979.
“26th Yankee Division Playing Cards” was designed by Alban B. Butler, Jr and printed by the Press of the Woolly Whale, New York, in 1933.
An overview of the courts and aces of spades produced by James English.
Here I want to take another widely copied design and see how individual variation by the copier can take the original design through a lot of changes. I shall take the three USPCC designs: US3 (wide), US3.1 (bridge) and US4 (wide). To the best of my ...
Andrew Dougherty was one of the biggest American card-makers in the 19th century.
The United States Playing Card Co. (USPCC) represents an amalgamation of all the major American card-makers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries
4C Gemstone playing cards for De Beers, 1988.
A presentation of my database of Reynolds cards.
Hungarian pin-up deck illustrated by Imre Sebök, c.1960.
A book titled “On The Cards” or “A Motley Pack” by Garnet Walch (1843-1913) was published in Melbourne (Australia) and illustrated by George Gordon McCrae in 1875.
Abbatt Toys Animal Families, c.1970.
Abbey Playing Cards made in Belgium by La Turnhoutoise, c.1950s.
Adelaide Casino by Spicers Paper Ltd, 1987.
Advertising deck for Carta Mundi produced by Carta Mundi, 2001
Adverto card game published by Adverto Publishing Company of Stratford, London, c.1910.
“African Art” Playing cards by John J. Beckvermit III, 1994
Age of Dragons by Anne Stokes, 2017.
AGMüller standard English pattern for the Royal Jordanian Airline, 1980s
Alcatel playing cards published by Éditions Dusserre, c.1970s
Alfred Marks Recruitment Consultants publicity playing cards published by Astra Games
Spanish suited playing cards produced by B. P. Grimaud (Paris) for Algeria, around 1910.
Alice card game published by Pepys in 1952, based on the Walt Disney film “Alice in Wonderland”.
Alice with artwork by Jesús Blasco, published by Lo Scarabeo, 2003.
Alice in Wonderland card game based on original designs by Sir John Tenniel published by Thomas De la Rue & Co. Ltd, c.1900
Alice in Wonderland playing cards designed by Sasha Dounaevski, 2018.
“Altenburger Bauerntrachten” commemorating 150 years of playing cards from Altenburg, designed by Andreas Wachter, 1982
Alvarez Holmberg y Cia, playing card manufacturer, Buenos Aires, Argentina, c.1950-70
“America” playing cards designed by Teodoro N Miciano, 1960
The American Bank Note Company was a long-established firm producing national currency, finely engraved stock certificates and other security printing, including postage stamps. They also entered the playing card market c.1908-1914.
These decks were produced in various grades for the German immigrant population and feature the German eagle and the German and American flags intertwined. There were two versions: one with German faces and one with American faces.
“Amos del Universo” card game published by Litografía Goicochea Hnos, S.A., Lima, Peru, c.1980
Amos Whitney Factory Inventory. What it was like inside an 18th century playing card factory...
Ancient Civilisations playing cards designed by Celedonio Perellón, produced by Heraclio Fournier, 1973
‘History of fashion’ cultural quartet game designed by Erika Werner-Nestler, 1954.
Andrew Dougherty was born in Donegal in Northern Ireland in 1827. He started his playing card business in New York in 1848.
The idiosyncratic courts used in this deck were used by several other U.S. manufacturers, including Crehore and Hart, and continued into the early 1900s in Faro decks.
Angler Skat manufactured by VEB Altenburg, c.1981
Naipes "ANGUS" designed by Gustavo A. Pueyrredón, depicting Aberdeen Angus livestock on the courts and jokers dressed as Gauchos.
This deck is commonly known as the “Anheuser-Busch Spanish-American War deck”, issued at the end of the war.
Animal Grab card game by Thomas De La Rue & Co., 110 Bunhill Row, London..