Dviracio Kortos, 2001
Lithuanian Satirical Playing Cards
The political changes that occurred in Lithuania since the regaining of independence in 1990 exerted impact on all spheres, media system included. Thus, censorship was lifted and state ownership of media was abolished. In Lithuania, the liberation of the print media began in the 1990s when the government discreetly agreed to stop interfering with the media. Lithuania first entered the EuroVision Song Contest in 1994.
Albinas says: About card's history in Lithuania - there is very little information. I know of only 5 other Lithuanian packs since 1990. Most of the older packs, were destroyed in the war. About old cards (till 1940) - there are only 6 packs I know of in Lithuania which, of course, are very scarce.
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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.
South Park characters and famous one-liners, by Carta Mundi for Hasbro Int. Inc., 2001.
The founder of Ariel Productions, Philip Marx, was a prolific publisher of children’s books and comics towards the end of and just after the Second World War.
The Adventures of Inspector Gadget quartet game published by Fournier in 1983.
Paddington card game published in UK by Whitman.
Flintstones Happy Families by J. W. Spear and Sons, c.1960.
Tower Press “Four Feather Falls Snap” No 6587, based on successful TV series, c1960.
Robin Hood card game published by Pepys, 1956.
Sony IBC’86 complimentary pack showcasing latest electronic and digital equipment as it stood in 1986.
“Four Races” playing cards designed by Latvian artist Vilnis Rasa in 1989.
“Piñón Fijo” is an Argentine clown, whose real name is Fabián Gómez. He is well-known on Argentine children's television.
The ‘Biography Channel Card Game’, 2002
“Breaking Bad” fan deck designed by Albino Dragon and manufactured by the USPCC in 2014.
“Game of Thrones” playing cards are an official fan deck associated with the HBO adaptation of the books by George R.R. Martin.
The first-ever officially licensed Firefly Playing Cards. A tribute to the Firefly TV series, featuring iconic symbols and images from the Firefly universe.
Monty Python playing cards marketed by ‘re:creation’ and made in China.
‘Hopalong Cassidy Snap’ published by Chad Valley, 1950s.
Dr Who is a long-running science-fiction television series produced by the BBC, first airing in 1963.
‘Doctor Who Adventures’ is a weekly magazine aimed at younger readers. From time to time free playing cards are included with the magazine
Doctor Who fan cards produced by Winning Moves under the Waddington's label, 2015.
Topo Gigio card game by Joker S.A., Argentina, c.1985.
‘Adventure Time’ cult sci-fi playing cards published by Forbidden Planet.
“The Muppet Show” playing cards made by ASS Altenburger in 1978.
“Little Britain” fan deck published by the BBC in 2005.
Channel X published by Pepys Games based around TV advertising, c.1966.
Mr Turnip was a puppet character that was very bossy. He was invented by Joy Laurey.
Custom playing cards based on the TV series Parks and Recreation.
Woody Woodpecker card game by Pepys, 1975.
Jungle Thrills illustrated by Racey Helps and published by Pepys Games, 1955.
Lithuanian Playing Cards, reprinted by Piatnik, 1995, 2004.
During the 20th century Lithuanian printers produced striking playing cards containing Lithuanian symbols and national heroes.
'Pilys' playing cards ('Castles') manufactured in Lithuania by Spindulys Printing House, Kaunas, c.1930-40.
Vaivorykštė ('the Rainbow') playing cards manufactured in Lithuania by Spindulys, 1930s. The deck has been reprinted by Fournier (Spain, 2004) and also in Lithuania.
Istorinės Historical Deck from Lithuania manufactured by Spindulys Playing Card Manufactory, Kaunas, c.1930s
Gedimino Stulpai playing cards made in Lithuania by Spindulys Printing Co., Kaunas, depicting Lithuanian national symbolism.
Kunigaiksciai ('Dukes') playing cards published by Spindulys Printing Co., Kaunas, Lithuania during the period c.1920-1940.
Klubams (for the clubs) playing cards manufactured in Lithuania by Spindulys Printing House (Kaunas), c.1930.
Paw Patrol Jumbo Playing Cards by Cardinal 2016.
Käpt’n Blaubär quartett for Deutsche Postbank AG, 2010.
Family Guy merchandise deck licensed and copyright by Fox 2010.
Muffin card game based on children’s TV series, c.1950.