Spanish Moroccan patttern
A. CAMOIN & Cie
J. B. Camoin started manufacturing playing cards in 1760, when they acquired woodblocks from N. Conver. Cards like those shown above and below were being produced by A. Camoin in Casablanca and Marseille until 1971. More recently, the same designs have been, and are currently being produced, by local Moroccan manufacturers
This version of the Spanish National pattern was produced mainly for North Africa but it is also known in Ecuador. The Kings' feet are hidden beneath their robes and there are no beards or moustaches. All the horses are rearing.
Member since February 01, 1996
Founder 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.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
Advertising pack designed by James Hodges for a company specialising in regional cakes and biscuits....
Joan of Arc and her contemporaries in a colourful pack designed by Patrice Louis.
Typical costumes and views of Alsace together with lists of the principal sights.
Egg-shaped cards created by Rodolfo Krasno employing photographic images by Michel Leclerc.
French Cartomancy cards published by J. Gaudais; printed by Mansion, Paris, c.1830.
Reproduction of a 40-card transformation pack with designs by “WS”, adapted for the game of Black Ca...
Costumes from four operas premiered at the Paris Opera between 1830 and 1840.
Honouring the bicentenary of the Montgolfier brothers’ first balloon flights in 1783.
A colourful pack aimed at children, with illustrations by Muriel Kerba.
Costante Costantini's second Minchiate deck, “Le Nuove Minchiate di Firenze”, was published by Solle...
Minchiate Fiorentine created by Costante Costantini, published by Edizioni del Solleone.
Publicity pack for Gibert Jeune, the famous Parisian bookshop, with designs by James Hodges.
Traditional Italian card game with bold designs by Costante Costantini.
Costumes des Peuples Étrangers & Jeu d’Or dedicated to young people and likely used for games and fo...
“Le Nouvel Etteilla” cartomancy deck published in Paris by La Veuve Gueffier, 1806.
Small, narrow cards designed by Osvaldo Menegazzi, bearing a strong resemblance to a Swedish pattern...
Long, narrow cards designed by Osvaldo Menegazzi, featuring Napoleon, Josephine and various soldiers...
This tarot deck captures the idealised Eastern world's magic from the eighteenth and nineteenth cent...
Révolution 1789-1989, celebrating the bicentenary of the French revolution, France, 1989
Some early examples of popular German playing cards from the XV and XVI centuries.
Cyclists from the Domex-Weinmann team who took part in the 1989 Tour de France.
‘Cartes Catalanes’ published by Fossorier, Amar et Cie (Paris)
Elegant fashion costume deck published by O. Gibert, Paris c.1860.
Félix Solesio e Hijos - Real Fábrica de Madrid - Spanish National pattern for Venezuela
An educational card game designed by F. Séré and published by Lithographie Musicale de Boboeuf, Par...
The “Parisian Tarot”, early 1600s, with imagery and design synthesizing several influences.
Early French Cartomancy deck "for the amusement of Ladies" but also referred to as "Jeu divinatoire ...
Delightful pack advertising Joseph Bardou & Fils cigarette papers for the Philippines.
Aluette game by Fabrique Dieudonné Jeune, Orléans, for Spanish market, c.1850.