Unimol is a type of paracetamol. Pills, however, are not in evidence here. Instead, the court cards are very much in the non-violent Flower Power style of the late 1960s. The court card designs are the same in each suit, except that different colouring has been used in the red suits versus the black suits. There is text (captions) in Japanese on all the Aces and pip cards. The pips themselves are arranged in a non-standard layout from the 10s down to the 4s. On the backs are yellow and blue pansies within a gold frame on a white background.
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Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
“Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots” video game characters on playing cards, Japan, 2008
Kyoto Souvenir playing cards by Nintendo aimed at the up and coming tourist industry, 1950s.
History meets pop culture in a 36-card set that pays tribute to Lenormand's legacy and the colourful...
Men's and ladies fashion playing cards published for the Seiko Corporation by Nintendo, Japan, 1971....
Glico Almond Chocolate playing cards with designs by Izumi Tamai, produced by Nintendo, Japan.
Standard international pattern playing cards made in occupied Japan, c.1950.
54 different colour photographs of steam locomotives from around the world.
Publicity pack for product which controls fungal diseases in a range of crops, printed by Trefl, Kra...
Sushi playing cards illustrating different types and styles of sushi, USA, 2004.
Disney themed playing cards featuring Mickey Mouse and his friends; available at Tokyo Disneyland in...
McDonald’s Playing Cards for the Japanese market featuring McDonald's characters that appear in comm...
Courts in medieval costume holding both French and Italian/Spanish suit-signs.
Promotional pack for a brand of Japanese whisky, featuring comic Wild West characters.
Advertising pack for Japanese fashion and lifestyle business featuring different national and region...
Colourful advertising pack for Fujitsu Limited, reminiscent of the flower power/psychedelic era.
Nipponia Playing Cards are a Japanese-themed playing cards featuring samurai, kunoichi and oiran. De...