Orija Nr.20 ~ Latvian folk costumes
Reprint of Lettische Trachten deck first published in Latvia in 1918.
These playing cards with Latvian costumes were published for the first time in Riga in March 1918 supported by the government of Kaiser's Germany with the intention of involving the Baltic area in Germany's political agenda.
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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.
Portuguese regional costumes published by the French division of Banco Pinto & Sotto Mayor.
Playing cards featuring traditional folk costumes from Romania.
Another pack of Dutch costume playing cards c.1880.
Estonian national costumes and everyday items feature on this pack made in Estonia.
A pack of 53 temporary tattoo designs published by Wink, Riga, Latvia, c.2017.
Dutch costume playing cards made for the Dutch market in the second half of the 19th century.
The first of two decks designed by Ukrainian illustrator Vladislav Erko for “Korchma Taras Bulba” restaurant which serves traditional Ukrainian cuisine
This deck is named after Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu (1585-1642), a French Roman Catholic Clergyman and statesman, Chief Adviser to King Louis XIII, noted for the authoritarian measures he employed to maintain power.
Schweizer Trachten No.174 (Costumes Suisses) by Dondorf.
In this newsletter we’re looking at how fashion and costume is represented through playing card art since the 14th century through to today.
Folk Cards designed by Krystyna Gruchalska-Bunsch for Lot Polish Airlines, 1962.
‘History of fashion’ cultural quartet game designed by Erika Werner-Nestler, 1954.
Dutch costumes quartet game designed by Gerard Huijg, 1983.
Österreichisches Trachten-quartett Nr.282 published by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne.
Chinese Costumes from the Winterthur Collection, published by Fournier, 1984.
Spear’s “Fancy Dress Ball” card game with children dressed in period costumes, 1930s.
Bathing Beauties throughout the ages, published in Hungary, 1967.
“Renaissance” playing card designs by A I Charlemagne, 1862.
Matching game by Majora, Lisbon, c.1970, featuring figures in national dress from Portuguese provinces and colonies
An unknown deck by Ken McCarthy, c.2018.
Mary Queen of Scots and other Tudor period dignitaries, published by Piatnik, 1990.
Bharata Playing Cards - Series 2, based on Indian folk art, published by Sunish Chabba, 2018.
“Fashion Face Off” card game illustrated by Erin Petson for Laurence King Publishing, c.2011.
French suited German engraved cards c1610 to 1650,
Far East playing cards with designs by Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano, c.1980.
Jeu des Provinces de France published by Éditions Dusserre, 1979.
“Europe” designed by Teodoro N. Miciano and printed by Heraclio Fournier in 1962, portraying XIV century European fashions.
“Dames de France” published by J-M Simon based on originals by Armand Gustave Houbigant, Paris, c.1817
“Comtesse” by Bielefelder Spielkarten Fabrik GmbH, 1960s.
Naipes ‘El Aguila’ with flamboyantly dressed court figures made in Mexico by La Cubana S.A., c.1975.
Extraordinary ‘Actors and Opera Singers’ deck printed by Avril et Cie, Paris, c.1865
Piatnik’s Rococo style playing cards issued as “Rococo Patience”, “Luxus-Patience”, “Empire Patience”, “White Horse Patience”, “Patience-Whist No.140”, “Mini Patience” and “Lady Patience”
“Four Races” playing cards designed by Latvian artist Vilnis Rasa in 1989.
Promotional playing cards produced for ‘El Rodeo Talabartería’ specialising in leather goods and clothing, Buenos Aires, c.2006.
“St Hubert’s Bridge” published by Éditions Philibert, Paris, c.1956.
A masterpiece in the genre of tourist souvenir decks, “La Suisse Historique” Swiss Cantons souvenir designed by Melchior Annen in c.1920.
Happy Families of the Nations published by Pepys Games, 1958.
Deck featuring 54 different images of Chinese Dragon Robes that emperors, empresses and royal family members wear on important occasions.
‘Doctor Who Adventures’ is a weekly magazine aimed at younger readers. From time to time free playing cards are included with the magazine
In the style of religious icon paintings, these court card figures wear costumes reminiscent of the mid-17th century.