Simon WintleMember 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.
Recoloured version of the Rider/Waite/Smith tarot produced by Frankie Albano, 1968.
French Cartomancy cards published by J. Gaudais; printed by Mansion, Paris, c.1830.
Complete pack of 36 hand-painted and silk-inlaid playing cards with French suits made in Germany.
Review of “Trzes’ Moorish Deck” facsimile published by Ulrich Kaltenborn, Berlin, 2023.
Costumes des Peuples Étrangers & Jeu d’Or dedicated to young people and likely used for games and fortune-telling.
“Le Nouvel Etteilla” cartomancy deck published in Paris by La Veuve Gueffier, 1806.
Two sets of conjuring cards published by G. Martin, 6 Great St Thomas Apostle, London, early 19th century.
‘Baraja Mística’ satirical playing-cards featuring revelling clergy published by Litografía Fernández, Madrid.
Some early examples of popular German playing cards from the XV and XVI centuries.
‘Cartes Catalanes’ published by Fossorier, Amar et Cie (Paris)
Satirical playing cards manufactured by Francar y Cía depicting political situation, Barcelona, 1872.
Raimundo García pattern produced by José Cumplido in Madrid, dated 1860 on the four of coins.
‘Amorcillos’ (Cupids), a masterpiece from the golden age of Spanish playing cards by Clemente Roxas, Madrid, 1790.
Elegant fashion costume deck published by O. Gibert, Paris c.1860.
Costumes of people of Brazil, Peru and Mexico, with views of Rio de Janeiro on the aces.
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, Paris 1840.
Four Corners of the World fantasy playing cards by Daveluy, Bruges, Belgium, 1875-1880.
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 révolutionnaire", 1788.
Delightful pack advertising Joseph Bardou & Fils cigarette papers for the Philippines.
Aluette game by Fabrique Dieudonné Jeune, Orléans, for Spanish market, c.1850.
Playing cards with an educational and instructive purpose first trended in mid-17th century France, inspiring imitations on a growing number of topics such as Arithmetic, Fortification and Military Science, Geometry, Grammar, Heraldry, Cartography, Biographies, Mythology, History, Political Satire, ...
“Petit Etteilla” cartomancy cards designed and published by Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, Paris c.1796
“Nouvel Eteila ou le petit nécromancien” cartomancy cards from France, late 18th century.
XV Century Spanish-suited playing cards with moorish influences
Andalusian playing cards designed by Marifé Montoya Carrillo with booklet by Jorge Lirola Delgado, 2012.
The old Languedoc pattern was known at the beginning of the seventeenth century, if not before.
A very distinctive 48-card Spanish-suited pack is used to play Aluette.