‘Selección Nacional de Fútbol’ Spanish-suited playing cards published in Mexico by Novelty Corp de México S.A. de C.V., 2002. Each card has a drawing of Mexican soccer players, with a football motif on the reverse. The court cards also have autographs of famous players.
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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.
52 selected views of Scotland by De La Rue (Waddingtons) for GlenAlan Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland, c.1960s.
Kings and Queens of Portugal between 1185 - 1279. by V. de J.J. Nunes , Lisbon, Portugal, 1977.
Table tennis players in action published by La Ducale, an imprint of Grimaud, France, 1979.
Colour photographs of Turkey, published by Sel Reklam, Antalya, Turkey, c.2000.
Images from the Ministry of Defence Cape Wrath Training Centre, Sutherland, Scotland. Published 2010.
Carte da Gioco Toscana souvenir deck, 2002.
Playing cards featuring traditional folk costumes from Romania.
Great Britains’s Olympic gold medallists from 1964 to 2004 published by the British Olympic Association.
Souvenir pack from Garuda Indonesia, the national airline of Indonesia, c.1985.
Pack celebrating the rugby world champions of 2003. Produced by MMcardz.
Original designs from the French overseas department of Martinique by local artist Martine Porry.
Fifty-five paintings of Bulgaria published as “Sense of Bulgaria” by Land of Roses Ltd, Bulgaria, c.2015.
San Marino stamp designs combined with photographic views by La Fotometalgrafica Emiliana, c.1975.
Annapurna playing cards produced and published by Himalayan MapHouse, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Pack designed by Jean David (1908-93) for El Al Airlines. The courts are named after Biblical characters.
Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games MFG Co., Ltd, London S.E.11
The ‘Rinker’ highly amusing snap game, c.1910.
Bull fighting card game publshed by Naipes Comas, 1969.
Polska with artwork by Katarzyna Tomala & Krzysztof Korzeniak, 2011.
The Adventures of Sport-Billy by H. Fournier, 1981.
Ethiopian playing cards designed for the Ethiopian Tourist Organization by Afewerk Teklé.
Sapra Studio Original playing cards featuring wild animals of S Africa, 1999.
Genoese pattern with Pictorial Aces for Brazil by Brepols, Turnhout, c.1920.
Dynastie Royale de Belgique by Mesmaekers, 1934.
Bicentenaire de la Révolution Française 1789–1989 created by Christian Offroy.
Baraja Tonalamatl Mexican Aztec playing cards based on the prehispanic Codex Borgia manuscript.
Souvenir from Zakynthos by Euro Card.
Souvenir of Norway deck.
Boxing Greats published by KickarseCards, a compilation of boxing icons in history.
Race-Cardo published by C.W. Faulkner & Co Ltd, c.1925.
Views of New Zealand published by G.B.Scott Souvenirs, Auckland, c.1960.
Souvenir from New Zealand by Croxley (John Dickinson) c.1950.
Pocket Size Bowling card game by Warren Paper Products, c.1960s.
“Ocean to Ocean” Canadian Pictorial Souvenir pack by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1912.
Ocean to Ocean Souvenir of Canada by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1905.
Pooltella cards by John Waddington Ltd, the cards that simplify football pool forecasts, 1930s.
Papita Sport Kwartet by Nederlandse Spellenfabriek, c.1975.
Red Sea fish identification cards published in several languages by Horus of Egypt, 2005.
Austrian Folklore deck first published by Piatnik in 1934.
Card Golf published by Pepys Games, c.1960.