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Published February 07, 2021 Updated February 19, 2023

Pato Donald

Donald Duck card game © Walt Disney Productions, by Naipes Fournier, 1984.

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Pato Donald card game © Walt Disney Productions, by Naipes Fournier, 1984

Donald Duck card game © Walt Disney Productions, by Naipes Fournier, 1984. See the Box

Donald Fauntleroy Duck was created in 1934 at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He began appearing in comics and cartoon films in that year and has enjoyed a lucrative career ever since. He is a best friend of Mickey Mouse, and is often depicted as hot-headed and the victim of bad luck.

Pato Donald card game © Walt Disney Productions, by Naipes Fournier, 1984 Pato Donald card game © Walt Disney Productions, by Naipes Fournier, 1984 Pato Donald card game © Walt Disney Productions, by Naipes Fournier, 1984

Above: cards from Pato Donald card game © Walt Disney Productions, by Naipes Fournier, 1984.


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By Rex Pitts (1940-2021)

Member since January 30, 2009

Rex's main interest was in card games, because, he said, they were cheap and easy to get hold of in his early days of collecting. He is well known for his extensive knowledge of Pepys games and his book is on the bookshelves of many.

His other interest was non-standard playing cards. He also had collections of sheet music, music CDs, models of London buses, London Transport timetables and maps and other objects that intrigued him.

Rex had a chequered career at school. He was expelled twice, on one occasion for smoking! Despite this he trained as a radio engineer and worked for the BBC in the World Service.

Later he moved into sales and worked for a firm that made all kinds of packaging, a job he enjoyed until his retirement. He became an expert on boxes and would always investigate those that held his cards. He could always recognize a box made for Pepys, which were the same as those of Alf Cooke’s Universal Playing Card Company, who printed the card games. This interest changed into an ability to make and mend boxes, which he did with great dexterity. He loved this kind of handicraft work.

His dexterity of hand and eye soon led to his making card games of his own design. He spent hours and hours carefully cutting them out and colouring them by hand.


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