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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 Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.

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

Woodblock and Stencil Joker

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A limited edition art print of the 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.

2002 Asha Industries’ Castilian pattern

Asha Industries’ Castilian pattern

Colourful Spanish (Castilian) pattern cards made by Asha Industries in India for Mexico.

1986 Peintres Latino Americains

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Original artwork by 18 different Latin American artists.

2017 Calaveras De Azúcar

Calaveras De Azúcar

Calaveras De Azúcar playing cards produced by Natalia Silva, USA, 2017.

1880 B.P. Grimaud pack for Bolivia

B.P. Grimaud pack for Bolivia

Spanish-suited pack made in France for sale in Bolivia, c.1880.

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What can we learn from mini-booklet advertisements?

Over the years I have collected a large number of mini-booklets and pocket guides offering rules and...

1860 South American Costumes

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Costumes of people of Brazil, Peru and Mexico, with views of Rio de Janeiro on the aces.

1802 Félix Solesio e Hijos

Félix Solesio e Hijos

Félix Solesio e Hijos - Real Fábrica de Madrid - Spanish National pattern for Venezuela

1975 Baraja Nefertiti

Baraja Nefertiti

Mexican fortune-telling pack with black and white designs by Thania Nicolopulus.

1993 Mexican Artdeck

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Works by 14 different 20th century Mexican artists.

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The Place of the Fool

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

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Original designs inspired by Mayan art and culture published by Fernando Güemes, Mexico.

1980 Naipe Centenario

Naipe Centenario

Latin American designs by Productora de Naipes y Confetti (Pronaco), S.A., Mexico, c1980.

Spanish pattern by Productos Leo, S.A.

Spanish pattern by Productos Leo, S.A.

Colourful Mexican version of standard Spanish designs, by Productos Leo, S.A., c.1980s.

1902 Parisian Spanish pattern by Fossorier, Amar et Cie

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‘Parisian’ Spanish pattern published by Fossorier, Amar et Cie (Paris), c.1902.

1801 Félix Solesio e Hijos

Félix Solesio e Hijos

Félix Solesio e Hijos, Fábrica de Macharaviaya, Spanish National pattern for West Indies, 1801.

1970 Naipe de Bridge

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Standard English pattern pack made in Ecuador, c.1970.

1992 Quinto Centenario del Descubrimiento de América

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Fifth Centenary of the Discovery of America by Heraclio Fournier, 1992.

1985 Tonalamatl

Tonalamatl

Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript.

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Parisian style Spanish deck by Grimaud for export to Uruguay.

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“Naipes Criollos” Gaucho playing cards, 1995.

1760 Anonymous Spanish Suited pack, c.1760

Anonymous Spanish Suited pack, c.1760

Anonymous archaic Spanish suited pack, c.1760.

1960 America

America

“America” playing cards designed by Teodoro N Miciano, 1960.

2003 Baraja Taurina Toranzo

Baraja Taurina Toranzo

Baraja Taurina Mexicana Toranzo with paintings by Antonio Navarrete, 2003

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Gallo Intransparente

Gallo Extra Intransparente by Clemente Jacques y Cia S.A., Mexico.