Hermits of St. Petersburg
Slightly whacky playing cards depicting imagined residents of St. Petersburg with plans of the major palaces and houses of the capital, based on book illustrations by Alexei Bobrinsky. The playing cards were published by order of the State Hermitage to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the State Hermitage Museum founded by Catherine II in 1764
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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.
Dolls Gallery / Galereia kukol : karty igral’nye / published by Varvara Skripkina, 2003.
Treasures of the Russian Museum / Russkii Muzei : suvenirnye igral’nye karty.
Rossiia / Municipal Coats-of-Arms of Russian Federation.
The first nested doll set was carved in 1890.
Palekh and Kholui lacquer miniatures.
Playing cards in Russian life - Karty v zhizni Rossii - published by Aleksandr Lutkovskii in 2004.
Spot the Difference playing cards published in "Razvlekatel’naia Gazetka" newspaper, 1998-1999.
Samye malen’kie v mire igral’nye karty / The world’s smallest playing cards
Hunting playing cards / “Okhotnich’i karty” with illustrations by the court artist Mihály Zichy.
Russian Emperors playing cards / “Rossiiskie imperatory karty igral’nye” produced and illustrated by Aleksei Orleanskii, 2006.
Russian Beer playing cards / “Russkoe pivo karty igral’nye” produced in 2006
Dead Souls, or “Mertvye dushi igral’nye karty” produced in 2006 by Aleksei Orleanskii.
Tarot game pack with fantasy sci-fi artwork on the trumps published by Pocket SF, France.
Bosch Puzzle Playing Cards by Sunish Chabba, 2020.
Spyscape espionage, surveillance and cryptography themed playing cards, 2018.
‘Vargas Girls’ paintings by Alberto Vargas in a deck of cards published by Creative Playing Card Co Missouri.
Classic 1940s Pulp Pin-Up covers on playing cards from China, c.2010.
‘Einhorn’ designed by Richard König, c.1986.
Fairy Snap by Norvic Mill, c.1920s.
Schwarzer Peter the Forest and its People, illustrated by Liesel Lauterborn, 1955.
Bathing Beauties throughout the ages, published in Hungary, 1967.
Bicycle Steampunk playing cards with Gothic artwork by Anne Stokes, 2015.
World of Harry Potter playing cards produced by Winning Moves under Waddingtons Number 1 brand, 2019.
Final Fantasy VII is a role-playing video game.
“Renaissance” playing card designs by A I Charlemagne, 1862.
Bicycle Knights playing cards designed by Sam Hayles in 2018.
Bicycle Cybertech playing cards inspired by cyberpunk genre, illustrated by Jamie Meza, 2019.
Age of Dragons by Anne Stokes, 2017.
Anne Stokes Collection playing cards, 2010.
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, 2005.
The Four Worlds playing cards by artist Aleksey Zhiryakov in the stylistic traditions of Palekh, 2018.
Lego Batman Movie playing cards, 2017
Naipes "Minifusor" tipo Español published by Difusora S.A., c.1980.
Star Kings playing cards inspired by space opera, 2017.
Harry Potter Hogwarts playing cards, c.2016.
“Cosmopolitan” № 2121 playing cards designed by Russian artist Valeri Mishin, 1996
Wizard of Oz card game published by Pepys, 1940,
“Die Kutschfahrt zur Teufelsburg” or “Coach Ride to Devil’s Castle” by Michael Palm and Lukas Zach, published by Adlung-Spiele in 2006.
“Romance Español” designed by Carlos Sáenz de Tejada and published by Heraclio Fournier in various editions since 1951.
“Antike Götter” - facsimile of antique playing cards originally manufactured by C. A. Müller, Berlin, 1830.