This pack (52 cards plus 2 jokers – Roti Prata Man and Teh Tarik Man) was manufactured and marketed by Mariposa Pte Ltd. and the intention is to show the tourist attractions (restaurants, hotels, and sights) of the country in a colourful and attractive way. The illustrations are by Yasuko Senshu.
Member since July 27, 2022
I graduated in Russian and East European Studies from Birmingham University in 1969. It was as an undergraduate in Moscow in 1968 that I stumbled upon my first 3 packs of “unusual” playing cards which fired my curiosity and thence my life-long interest. I began researching and collecting cards in the early 1970s, since when I’ve acquired over 3,330 packs of non-standard cards, mainly from North America, UK and Western Europe, and of course from Russia and the former communist countries.
Following my retirement from the Bodleian Library in Dec. 2007 I took up a new role as Head of Library Development at the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) to support library development in low-income countries. This work necessitated regular training visits to many sub-Saharan African countries and also further afield, to Vietnam, Nepal and Bangladesh – all of which provided rich opportunities to further expand my playing card collection.
Since 2019 I’ve been working part-time in the Bodleian Library where I’ve been cataloguing the bequest of the late Donald Welsh, founder of the English Playing Card Society.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
52 different colour pictures of Singapore, Malaya and Borneo from the early 1960s.
SilkAir was a Singaporean regional airline and a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines.
Mantecore playing cards, named as a tribute to magicians Siegfried and Roy's famous tiger, 2015.
The characters on the cards are written one way for red and yellow, and another for green and white....