Peterhof deck manufactured by the Leningrad Colour Printing Plant in 1999 with court cards depicting representatives of the Russian Romanov dynasty who were rulers from 1613 until the Russian Revolution of February 1917. The designs were originally published by Piatnik as “Romanov” in 1997. Peterhof Palace was founded at the beginning of the 18th century and became the Russian Tsars’ summer residence during the 18th-19th centuries. It contains the world’s largest system of fountains and water cascades.
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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.
Kings and Queens of Portugal between 1185 - 1279. by V. de J.J. Nunes , Lisbon, Portugal, 1977.
Elegant, elongated cards designed by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
Another pack of Dutch costume playing cards c.1880.
Dutch costume playing cards made for the Dutch market in the second half of the 19th century.
“Royal Cards Reign of Queen Anne” cover historical events, both honourable and treacherous, during the period 1702 to 1704.
Dynastie Royale de Belgique by Mesmaekers, 1934.
A Royal Game featuring Queen Victoria’s children and extended family, published by A. Collier, London, c.1896.
“Renaissance” playing card designs by A I Charlemagne, 1862.
Crown the Queen card game invented by Elaine Burton, c.1953.
The Four Worlds playing cards by artist Aleksey Zhiryakov in the stylistic traditions of Palekh, 2018.
Kings & Queens of England Misfitz, c.1918.
The Royal Historical Game of Cards invented by Jane Roberts and published by Robert Hardwicke, c.1840.
Mary Queen of Scots and other Tudor period dignitaries, published by Piatnik, 1990.
“Cosmopolitan” № 2121 playing cards designed by Russian artist Valeri Mishin, 1996
Queen’s Silver Jubilee playing cards designed by Susan Rae for John Wadddington Ltd, 1977.
Hide & Seek with the Kings & Queens of England by John Jaques & Son, c.1875.
Cartes des Rois de France (1644) facsimile edition by Edizioni del Solleone, 1986.
‘August der Starke und seine Zeit’ designed by Günter Schmitz, 1985.
Reprint of Lapin’s Historical Belarusian playing cards.
The Royal Pavilion, also known as the Brighton Pavilion, is an Asian-style palace built for King George IV when he was Prince of Wales.
Sovereigns of England published by Jaques & Son, c.1875.
A two-pack patience set produced by Thomas De la Rue on behalf of the Prince of Wales National Relief Fund in 1914.
Willie Rushton’s “Pack of Royals” featuring caricatures of the Royal Family, 1995.
Miner’s Cards for the Czech company Rutek Alliance, 2012.
“Eastern” playing cards dedicated to ethnic Buryat culture, 2015
In 1943 a pack of ‘anti-fascist’ playing cards was designed by Vasiliy Andrianovich Vlasov mocking the rulers of Germany and the Axis powers.
Facsimile edition of cards first published by Carel de Wagenaer, Amsterdam in c.1698
St Petersburg Souvenir playing cards, 2004