Nederland Line Royal Dutch Mail shipping publicity deck featuring court cards and aces in the elegant, rococo-style “Nieuw Neerlandia” pattern designed by the famous Dutch artist Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek (1873-1944) and produced in chromolithography by Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland, c.1930s
Member since March 02, 2012
I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.
Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.
Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.
I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
French navigators and explorers on a promotional pack for the C.M.C.R shipping company.
Characters from the 2007 film Shrek the Third, a DreamWorks Animation production.
Advertising pack designed by James Hodges for a company specialising in regional cakes and biscuits....
Psychedelic designs promoting Louis De Poortere, a company selling carpets and rugs.
On-line offsite data backup publicity playing cards produced by The Bunker, United Kingdom, c. 2004....
“De Tarot in de herstelde orde” (The Tarot in the restored order) a re-ordered Rider-Waite tarot dec...
Publicity pack for the East German furniture industry, with designs by Werner-Hans Schlegel.
Clamcleats playing cards for sailors designed by Celia Allison, New Zealand, 1986.
Two very remarkable tarots by the award winning Dutch cartoonist Marcel Ruijters.
American President Lines shipping souvenir playing cards, early to mid-1950s.
Publicity pack for Gibert Jeune, the famous Parisian bookshop, with designs by James Hodges.
A flicker pack with different backs, advertising the Saab 900 Convertible motor car.
Complete contents of a sample book of advertising cards by De La Rue
Promotional pack for a German steel hardening business, with designs by Costante Costantini.
Glico Almond Chocolate playing cards with designs by Izumi Tamai, produced by Nintendo, Japan.
Over the years I have collected a large number of mini-booklets and pocket guides offering rules and...
Delightful pack advertising Joseph Bardou & Fils cigarette papers for the Philippines.
Cowboys and American Indians on a pack for Neiman Marcus, the Dallas department store.
Designs by Jürgen Pankarz for the 20th anniversary of the Wolfgang Dorn advertising agency, Cologne....
Theatre of Pain / Teatr boli playing cards depicting politicians and leaders in the Caucasus territo...
Publicity pack for the Danish company, Velux, manufacturers of roof windows and skylights.
Rembrandt playing cards published by the Rembrandthuis (The Rembrandt House Museum) in Amsterdam. ...
Colourful advertising pack for Ilford designed by Mario Grasso, based on standard English courts.
Farmall playing cards advertising International Harvester tractors, USA, c.2015.