Naipes Samsó published by N.E.G.S.A. (Barcelona) c.1965
Spanish-suited playing cards manufactured in Chile by Imprenta y Litografía Universo S.A., Valparaiso, Chile
Cappellano Hermanos were book publishers during the 1920s and also commenced producing playing cards around this time.
Naipes 'Pierrot' 125 manufactured by Orpamex, S.A., Mexico
“Poker Paisanito” manufactured by E. Flaiban S.R.L., c.1943
Portuguese Conjuring Playing Cards, c.1850
Some alternative approaches to producing small, hand-made editions of playing cards
This page is a quiz to test your knowledge of the early history of playing-cards.
The lower and upper knaves are depicted in a vibrant and lively manner, while the enthroned kings are more ponderous. The traditional Swiss Shield court cards also have beer tankards with a barrel on the Deuce.
English type 'Mogul' playing cards manufactured in Switzerland by John Müller for export to India, c.1880-1890.
Piquet playing-cards made by J. Müller, Diessenhofen, c.1850-60. The full-length court cards are following the French style.
Thomas Crehore copy, c.1850
Imagery of slightly eccentric tourists sightseeing in Egypt, or perhaps in the Alps, appears on the back of the box, the Ace of Spades and the Joker.
Unsun Karuta - Japan c.1780
These cards are basically a poetry anthology (the Hyakunin Isshu, or 百人一首), transposed onto cards.
Wallace & Gromit playing cards published by Marks & Spencer, 2009
Warburg’s Danske playing cards published by Aktieselskabet Emil Jensen, København, 1944