“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.
Member 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.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
‘Branle’ playing cards inspired by a 12th-century dance, produced by Noir Arts, USA, 2015.
Published by Il Meneghello, this pack provides a visual history of Fascism in Italy between 1919 and...
Photographs of political and media figures associated with the Presidency of Donald Trump (2017-2021...
Clamcleats playing cards for sailors designed by Celia Allison, New Zealand, 1986.
Featuring Disney Princesses and Enchanting Tales in two sizes of pack made for Eastern Europe.
Review of “Trzes’ Moorish Deck” facsimile published by Ulrich Kaltenborn, Berlin, 2023.
Historical figures and artefacts from Navarre with designs by M. Sinués for the Navarre Association ...
Caricatures by Garth Stackhouse of American politicians involved in the 1996 presidential campaign.
‘Baraja Mística’ satirical playing-cards featuring revelling clergy published by Litografía Fernánde...
Révolution 1789-1989, celebrating the bicentenary of the French revolution, France, 1989
Satirical playing cards manufactured by Francar y Cía depicting political situation, Barcelona, 1872...
Anti-Communist propaganda pack with satirical designs by Benito Jacovitti.
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,...
Félix Solesio e Hijos - Real Fábrica de Madrid - Spanish National pattern for Venezuela
Aluette game by Fabrique Dieudonné Jeune, Orléans, for Spanish market, c.1850.
The Presidents playing cards first published by Arcturus LLC in 2007, reprinted in 2009.
U.S. Presidents Bicycle playing cards designed by Johnny Whaam, USA, 2015
Presidential playing cards with portraits from Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, USA.
‘Presidents of the United States’ playing cards published by PostCardusa of Florida after 2009.
Illustrations by Yannick Pennanguer of old sailing ships for Brest 2004, a maritime festival.
A Spanish-suited pack as conceived by 48 different artists from the region of Murcia.
Re-edition of a French-suited Spanish pack from the Napoleonic era, with designs by J. Carrafa.
Theatre of Pain / Teatr boli playing cards depicting politicians and leaders in the Caucasus territo...
Caricatures by António Moreira Antunes of Portuguese politicians from the 1980s, with non-standard s...
Baraxa Galega designed by F. Perez Llamosas and published by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, 1983.