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.
Two Black Peter games by Willy Mayrl published by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne, 1950s.
Zoo-Boots published by E. S. & A. Robinson, c.1930s.
“So Fängt Es An” beautifully illustrated by M. Neugebauer, published by Helingsche Verlagsanstalt, c.1950.
Abbatt Toys Animal Families, c.1970.
Bull fighting card game publshed by Naipes Comas, 1969.
Zooloo Misfitz card game designed by George Lambert for C.W. Faulkner & Co, c.1907.
Polska with artwork by Katarzyna Tomala & Krzysztof Korzeniak, 2011.
Ethiopian playing cards designed for the Ethiopian Tourist Organization by Afewerk Teklé.
Sapra Studio Original playing cards featuring wild animals of S Africa, 1999.
Genoese pattern with Pictorial Aces for Brazil by Brepols, Turnhout, c.1920.
El Al Airlines deck designed by Jean David, Israel, c.1970.
Nature Quartet game published by Staatsbosbeheer, printed by Roem Speelkaarten, Kampen.
Dynastie Royale de Belgique by Mesmaekers, 1934.
Botany card game published by Houlston and Wright & Henry Greenwood, c.1860.
Bicentenaire de la Révolution Française 1789–1989 created by Christian Offroy.
Snap card game illustrated with animals, by Whitman Publishing Co., 1951.
Animal Rummy by Whitman Publishing Co., 1951.
Deutsche Nutzpflanzen - Quartett game promoting Kali brand crop fertilizer, 1938.
Schwarzer Peter the Forest and its People, illustrated by Liesel Lauterborn, 1955.
Avilude or Game of Birds published by West & Lee, Worcester, Mass, c.1880.
The Merry Game of Mr Bok and his Happy Families, promoting Bok furniture polish, 1930s.
Campaign deck for Greenpeace with drawings of penguins, seals, whales and dolphins.
‘Flora’ card game published by C.W. Faulkner, printed by Dondorf, 1903.
Animal Misfitz designed by George Lambert for Faulkner Games, c.1900.
Carousel Playing Cards commissioned by Tesco stores, 2019.
Souvenir from Zakynthos by Euro Card.
‘Friendly Felines’ playing cards designed by Azured Ox, 2017.
National Geographic Nature playing cards, 2006.
Mystic Mushrooms Playing Cards, 2018.
Gerrymanders by Globe Series of Games, c.1900.
Souvenir of Norway deck.
Freddy the Fox card game published by Valentine & Sons, Ltd, c.1910.
Views of New Zealand published by G.B.Scott Souvenirs, Auckland, c.1960.
Souvenir from New Zealand by Croxley (John Dickinson) c.1950.
Zoological Misfitz card game published by C.W. Faulkner.
Zoo Fun card game no.445 by Warren Paper Products, c.1960s.
Animal Rummy by Warren Paper Products, c.1960s.
“Ocean to Ocean” Canadian Pictorial Souvenir pack by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1912.
Ocean to Ocean Souvenir of Canada by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1905.
National Geographic: “Weird But True” kids fun fact playing cards, 2014.