Simon WintleMember since February 01, 1996
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.
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Andalusian playing cards designed by Marifé Montoya Carrillo with booklet by Jorge Lirola Delgado, 2012.
The first of two decks designed by Ukrainian illustrator Vladislav Erko for “Korchma Taras Bulba” restaurant which serves traditional Ukrainian cuisine
Playing cards are used for fortune-telling, predicting the future or even as a psychological adjunct to folk medicine and therapy.
This deck was inherited from ancestors, it has has a family history surrounding it. Details of the lives of previous owners make it all so fascinating.
We are deeply saddened by news of the passing of Anthony Rex Pitts (1940-2021).
‘History of fashion’ cultural quartet game designed by Erika Werner-Nestler, 1954.
Nederlands Stedenkwartet with heraldic needlepoint patterns by Permin, c.1970.
Gambling and Vice in the Hours of Charles V: card-playing in the local tavern
Christmas Playing Cards published by Novelty Playing Cards, Syracuse, New York, 1986.
Playing cards were traditionally sold inside paper wrappers, which were usually thrown away.
Nature Quartet game published by Staatsbosbeheer, printed by Roem Speelkaarten, Kampen.
Baraja Carlos IV, Félix Solesio en la Real Fábrica de Macharaviaya, 1800.
As we are becoming separated from friends and families we worked with the Solitaired team to customize this game using traditional woodblock courts.
Welsh Language Playing Cards designed by Richard Ruston-Burgess, made in Wales, 2020.
Vanity Fair No.41 Playing Cards by the United States Playing Card Co, 1895. All the number cards have been imaginatively transformed.
Bicycle Cybertech playing cards inspired by cyberpunk genre, illustrated by Jamie Meza, 2019.
Naipes Cardón designed by Mario Luis Rivero depicting traditional Argentine culture and identity, 2002.
Hesslers Rider Back Playing Cards with two different coloured backs, 2019.
A Motley Pack - transformation playing cards & ‘On The Cards’ book facsimile published by Sunish Chabba, 2019.
The Four Worlds playing cards by artist Aleksey Zhiryakov in the stylistic traditions of Palekh, 2018.
Hand-made playing cards by French prisoners of war in Porchester Castle, Hampshire, c.1796.
“Ocean to Ocean” Canadian Pictorial Souvenir pack by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1912.
Facsimile of Tarot de Marseille by Iohann Christoph Hes, Augsburg, c.1750.