The World of Playing Cards Logo
Published July 23, 2011 Updated June 04, 2022

Wild Life

World Wide Fund for Nature-India Playing Cards, featuring 53 different colour paintings of a variety of wildlife including birds, butterflies, mammals and reptiles.

India Nature & Environment Souvenir Add to Collection

World Wide Fund for Nature-India Playing Cards

“Survival of man is dependent on the survival of animal and plant life” - Indira Gandhi

A colourful pack of wildlife souvenir playing cards published by World Wide Fund for Nature-India, Mumbai, featuring 53 different colour paintings of a variety of wildlife including birds, butterflies, mammals and reptiles. According to the information printed on the box: “Man, the only creature with the power to destroy his environment, is also the only one with the sense to realise why he must keep his natural resources intact. Problems of environmental pollution have reached alarming proportions, particularly in large, industrialised cities. We need to curtail needs and consume less. Conservation of nature is a vital investment for our future.”

World Wide Fund for Nature-India Playing Cards World Wide Fund for Nature-India Playing Cards World Wide Fund for Nature-India Playing Cards

Above: World Wide Fund for Nature-India Playing Cards published by World Wide Fund for Nature-India, c/o Godrej & Boyce Mfg Company (P) Ltd, Lalbaug, Mumbai 400 012. The paintings are all unsigned and the artists' name(s) are not mentioned on the box. Cards kindly supplied by Ann & John.

avatar
19 Articles

By Ann and John Sings

Member since December 22, 2021

Articles and contributions by Ann & John Sings. Visit Games et al


Related Articles

Woodblock and Stencil King of Diamonds

Woodblock and Stencil King of Diamonds

A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.

Woodblock and Stencil Joker

Woodblock and Stencil Joker

A limited edition art print of the 1984 woodblock joker.

Woodblock and Stencil Queen of Clubs

Woodblock and Stencil Queen of Clubs

A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.

Woodblock and Stencil Jack of Hearts

Woodblock and Stencil Jack of Hearts

A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.

Sissi playing cards

Sissi playing cards

produced for the Austrian tourist market.

2010 Go Green playing cards

Go Green playing cards

Suggestions how to “go green” and help combat the impact of climate change.

North American wildlife playing cards

North American wildlife playing cards

From humid wetlands to frozen tundra, the wildlife in North America is extremely diverse.

Hummingbirds of the Americas

Hummingbirds of the Americas

Colour photographs of hummingbirds with data about each species to aid recognition.

Seashells playing cards

Seashells playing cards

Each card shows colour photo of a different seashell for easy identification.

Introduction to Collecting Themes

Introduction to Collecting Themes

Playing cards can be broadly categorised into standard and non-standard designs, with collectors app...

1961 Sweetule Natural History cards

Sweetule Natural History cards

Small cards featuring natural history subjects, given away with packets of sweet cigarettes.

1980 Eves Playing Cards

Eves Playing Cards

A pack of cards with colour photos of Indian film stars from the era

2002 Asha Industries’ Castilian pattern

Asha Industries’ Castilian pattern

Colourful Spanish (Castilian) pattern cards made by Asha Industries in India for Mexico.

2002 Scenic Views of Australia

Scenic Views of Australia

54 different scenic views of Australia in full colour.

1964 Monuments de Paris

Monuments de Paris

‘Monuments de Paris’ souvenir playing cards produced by Heraclio Fournier, c.1964.

2020 Commoners playing cards

Commoners playing cards

Created by Ian Cumpstey dedicated to the common land and the countryside.

1990 Borna Skat

Borna Skat

Publicity pack for the Saxon town of Borna, with designs by Andreas Wachter.

2023 Marlow playing cards

Marlow playing cards

Visitor attractions and businesses to be found in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Gone to Pot: Gardener’s playing cards

Gone to Pot: Gardener’s playing cards

‘Gone to Pot’: special playing cards for keen gardeners, United Kingdom.

1890 Swiss Scenic Tarock

Swiss Scenic Tarock

Scenic Tarock deck produced by Fabrique de Cartes J. Müller & Cie (Schaffhouse), Suisse.

1996 Papyrus Playing Cards

Papyrus Playing Cards

Papyrus playing cards distributed by Egypt Trade, c.1996.

2020 3-D Dino Cards

3-D Dino Cards

Lenticular images of different, unnamed dinosaurs on all-plastic cards.

2002 The Famous Dinosaurs Playing Cards

The Famous Dinosaurs Playing Cards

54 different dinosaurs, both large and small, illustrated by Cecilia Fitzsimons.

2015 Kings of India playing cards

Kings of India playing cards

Kings of India playing cards depicting the four greatest dynasties of India.

1905 British Columbia Souvenir

British Columbia Souvenir

British Columbia Souvenir Playing Cards by The Clarke and Stuart Company

1953 American President Lines

American President Lines

American President Lines shipping souvenir playing cards, early to mid-1950s.

1964 Official World’s Fair Souvenir, USA, 1964-6

Official World’s Fair Souvenir, USA, 1964-6

Official souvenir pack showing 52 coloured exhibits from the New York World’s Fair, 1964-6.

1933 Century of Progress

Century of Progress

‘Century of Progress’ Exposition playing cards produced by Western Playing Card Company, USA, 1933. ...

1994 Schweden Spielkarten

Schweden Spielkarten

54 different souvenir views of famous people and places in Sweden.

1957 Souvenir Playing Cards from Lebanon

Souvenir Playing Cards from Lebanon

Multicoloured Belgian/Genoese pattern cards, probably printed by Fournier for Lebanon.

1915 New York City souvenir

New York City souvenir

New York City souvenir playing cards with 53 different views of interest, USA, 1915.

1925 Nation’s capital souvenir playing cards

Nation’s capital souvenir playing cards

Nation’s capital souvenir playing cards published by the United States Playing Card Company, USA, 19...

2003 A Gardener’s Labyrinth

A Gardener’s Labyrinth

Photographs of flowers, herbs and vegetables by leading photographer Tessa Traeger.

1955 Kyoto Souvenir Deck

Kyoto Souvenir Deck

Kyoto Souvenir playing cards by Nintendo aimed at the up and coming tourist industry, 1950s.

1898 California souvenir playing cards

California souvenir playing cards

California souvenir playing cards, USA, 1898 and 1907.

1999 Shamrock Irish Heritage playing cards

Shamrock Irish Heritage playing cards

A celebration of some of Ireland’s most famous patriots, politicians and poets.

2023 Henley-on-Thames playing cards

Henley-on-Thames playing cards

Calendar events and visitor attractions to be found in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

1972 Souvenir Playing Cards of Egypt

Souvenir Playing Cards of Egypt

55 different photographic views of Egypt in full colour.

2005 Tarot of the Thousand and One Nights (1001 Nights Tarot)

Tarot of the Thousand and One Nights (1001 Nights Tarot)

This tarot deck captures the idealised Eastern world's magic from the eighteenth and nineteenth cent...

Kushimoto Marine Park

Kushimoto Marine Park

Kushimoto Marine Park souvenir playing cards published by Nintendo, Japan.

1960 Alaska scenic playing cards

Alaska scenic playing cards

Alaska scenic playing cards featuring scenes of Alaskan life, USA, c. 1960.

1945 ORIENT The Queen of Cards

ORIENT The Queen of Cards

A unique Art creation of Subho Tagore

1991 Handmade Ganjifa Birds Playing Cards

Handmade Ganjifa Birds Playing Cards

This set of Ganjifa cards is a beautiful example of traditional cards from India.

2010 Glorious Scotland

Glorious Scotland

54 photographic views of Scotland by Duncan I. McEwan.