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By Ken Lodge

Member since May 14, 2012

​I'm Ken Lodge and have been collecting playing cards since I was about eighteen months old (1945). I am also a trained academic, so I can observe and analyze reasonably well. I've applied these analytical techniques over a long period of time to the study of playing cards and have managed to assemble a large amount of information about them, especially those of the standard English pattern. About Ken Lodge →


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

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

Woodblock and Stencil Queen of Clubs

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

Woodblock and Stencil Jack of Clubs

Woodblock and Stencil Jack of Clubs

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

Printing Presses

Printing Presses

Antique printing presses from the Turnhout Playing Card Museum collection.

1980 Club Soft Drinks

Club Soft Drinks

Promotional pack for Club soft drinks with amusing illustrations of different kinds of ‘club’.

2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

American teen film depicting students staging their last spring musical.

1883 Jeu Quatre Empereurs

Jeu Quatre Empereurs

Brazilian scenic aces with emperors of Brazil, Austria and France and other dignitaries on the court...

1790 Animal Tarot by J. B Dubois

Animal Tarot by J. B Dubois

French-suited Bavarian Animal Tarot by J B Dubois, Liège, Belgium, late 18th C.

1830 Animal Tarot by J. T Dubois

Animal Tarot by J. T Dubois

Early 19th century Animal Tarot pack produced by J T Dubois, Liège, Belgium.

1753 Animal Tarot by G. Larmoyer

Animal Tarot by G. Larmoyer

Flemish Animal Tarot deck by G. Larmoyer, Liège, 1753.

1970 Louis De Poortere

Louis De Poortere

Psychedelic designs promoting Louis De Poortere, a company selling carpets and rugs.

1985 Een Kaartspel

Een Kaartspel

Minimalist playing cards from The Netherlands

2021 Old School Playing cards from Moon

Old School Playing cards from Moon

Designed and published by Leo Scherfig

Het Nest Brouwerij

Het Nest Brouwerij

Het Nest Brouwerij playing cards from Turnhout, Belgium.

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What can we learn from mini-booklet advertisements?

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1880 Des Quatre Parties du Monde

Des Quatre Parties du Monde

Four Corners of the World fantasy playing cards by Daveluy, Bruges, Belgium, 1875-1880.

Sleeperhold Publications

Sleeperhold Publications

Sleeperhold Publications collaborative art playing cards.

1977 Commedia dell’Carte

Commedia dell’Carte

Commedia dell’Carte political transformation cards illustrated by Stef van Stiphout, Belgium, 1977. ...

2001 Euro Playing Cards

Euro Playing Cards

New euro banknotes and coins from several countries on circular cards.

1915 Maquettes for an unpublished WWI pack

Maquettes for an unpublished WWI pack

Original designs depicting leaders and allegories from Russia, France, Great Britain and Belgium.

1890 Belgian Souvenir playing cards

Belgian Souvenir playing cards

made in Germany by C.L. Wüst

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This paper considers three questions relating to the Fool-card in the tarot-pack.

1912 Kuhn Khan

Kuhn Khan

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Goodall & Son Patience Boxed Sets

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1880 Isle of Man playing cards made by Glénisson of Turnhout

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Two souvenir packs with different court cards made by Glénisson for the Isle of Man, c.1880.

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Bon Gout No.11 with Crimean War aces

Made by Mesmaekers & Moentack of Turnhout.

2003 Scouting playing cards

Scouting playing cards

Cartoon-style illustrations promoting a Belgian organisation for scouts and guides.

1893 Neptune No.105 Playing Cards

Neptune No.105 Playing Cards

An exotic pack made by A.Van Genechten of Turnhout

1971 Sigma Coatings

Sigma Coatings

Advertising pack for a company supplying marine paints.

1997 Lost Boys

Lost Boys

Designs created on the occasion of a chess tournament in Antwerp, 1997.

2010 Les Cartes pour l'Égalité

Les Cartes pour l'Égalité

Playing cards for gender equality, created on the 500th anniversary of classic French cards