“European Naval Powers” deck illustrated by Isabel Ibáñez de Sendadiano and produced by Heraclio Fournier in 1981. The court cards depict prominent personalities from four XVI century European navies, whose names are printed along the side of each card. The four aces show crowned wreaths with the coats of arms of the respective countries.
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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.
Cards slanted to the right, issued to mark George W. Bush’s second term of office.
Issued to mark the opening of line 3 of the metro in Valencia, 1998.
A set of advertising poster stamps for C.L.Wüst playing cards.
Pack of cards celebrating Allied Victory in the Second World War.
Sirocco, nautical themed playing cards by Riffle Shuffle Playing Card Co. and designed by Nathan Oser, 2020.
An extraordinary Spanish pack of chocolate advertising playing cards dating from 1920
Caricatures of Romanian political figures by Academia Catavencu.
Panko (Votes for Women) suffragette card game published by Peter Gurney Ltd, c.1912.
Archaic Spanish-suited deck with 48 cards made in Toledo in 1584.
Eurotrotter by La Ducale, c.1980s.
Bull fighting card game publshed by Naipes Comas, 1969.
Puss in Boots card game manufactured by H. Fournier, 1981.
Anma US Armed Forces, 1942.
Gambling and Vice in the Hours of Charles V: card-playing in the local tavern
Fifth Centenary of the Discovery of America by Heraclio Fournier, 1992.
Donald Duck card game © Walt Disney Productions, by Naipes Fournier, 1984.
Caperucita Roja card game published by H. Fournier, 1981.
Pulgarcito (Tom Thumb) card game published by H Fournier, 1981.
The Adventures of Inspector Gadget quartet game published by Fournier in 1983.
Periquito y Tontín Dominoes, featuring Feliz and Bonzo, 1920s.
“Familias de 7 Paises” card game published by Naipes H. Fournier S.A, Vitoria, 1979.
“Parejas del Mundo” matching pairs card game by Naipes H. Fournier, 1972.
The Adventures of Sport-Billy by H. Fournier, 1981.
Chinese Costumes from the Winterthur Collection, published by Fournier, 1984.
“Victory" cards celebrating U.S. participation in the Allied victory, c.1945.
Naval and Military Families produced by Prince and Princess Louis of Battenberg, printed by Ernst Nister of Nuremberg, c.1905-10.
Educación Vial (Road Safety) card game published by H. Fournier, 1995.
Baraja Carlos IV, Félix Solesio en la Real Fábrica de Macharaviaya, 1800.
101 Dalmatas by Naipes Fournier, 1995,
Vanity Fair No.41 Playing Cards by the United States Playing Card Co, 1895. All the number cards have been imaginatively transformed.
The Woman’s Hour playing cards published by David Westnedge, 1996.
Patriotic Misfitz published by C.W Faulkner & Co, Ltd, c.1906.
“Atouts de la Vie” wartime card game created by Madame Lucien Willemetz, c.1940.
A great many regional patterns were exported from France and subsequently copied elsewhere. Some of them became local standards in their own right.
Baraja Turística de España by Heraclio Fournier, 1966.
World Leaders Snap published around WW2, c.1940.
Hercules card game published by Herclio Fournier, 1997.
A Goofy Movie card game published by Heraclio Fournier, 1996.
Sarde pattern published by Modiano, c.1975, based on early XIX century Spanish model.
Archaic Navarra pattern produced for the Pamplona General Hospital Monopoly by Pedro Varangot in 1786.