English type Mogul playing cards manufactured in Switzerland by John Müller for export to India, c.1880-1890. The business was expanding its connections worldwide and during the period 1903/04 nearly 19,000 dozen packs of cards were exported to India. The Schaffhausen playing card factory became one of the most reputable in Europe.
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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 Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
Kings of India playing cards depicting the four greatest dynasties of India.
This tarot deck captures the idealised Eastern world's magic from the eighteenth and nineteenth cent...
This set of Ganjifa cards is a beautiful example of traditional cards from India.
Traditional carnival figures from the Swiss canton Schwyz, as interpreted by the artist Léon Schnyde...
Comic celebration of 700 years of the Swiss Confederation, 1291-1991, with designs by Roland Gazzott...
20th century version of a single-ended Swiss-German pattern pack for the game of Jass.
Unusual example of a double-ended Genevan Dauphiné pattern pack from c1910.
Characters from the annual festival held to commemorate the failed attempt to storm Geneva in 1602. ...
Colourful advertising pack for Ilford designed by Mario Grasso, based on standard English courts.
'Great Mogul' branded playing cards designed and produced by Karl Gerich.
A colourful 1970s take on the major arcana designed by Peter Geitner, with titles in German.
A standard English pack and one adapted for magic tricks by Popular Fine Art Litho Works Ltd., Bomba...
Promotional pack created for Van Cleef & Arpels’ boutique in Geneva, Switzerland.
Cards made by John Waddington Ltd. for the Madras Club, Chennai (formerly Madras), India, c.1930.
A miniature pack of playing cards advertising Suchard chocolate and cocoa made in the early 1900's. ...
A colourful pack of round cards with Ganjifa designs by Asha Industries, Mumbai, India, 2002.
An interesting pack of playing cards with illustrated Indian aces made "Specially for the Bombay Mar...
This deck is named after Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu (1585-1642),...
“Werbung die Sticht” deck with artwork by Fritz Bünzli to promote advertising on playing cards by AG...
Playing cards were traditionally sold inside paper wrappers, which were usually thrown away.
Investors Overseas Services, Ltd. (IOS) by A. G. Müller (Schaffhausen), c.1969.
There are some interesting packs from Goodall in the last quarter of the 19th century.
Bharata Playing Cards - Series 2, based on Indian folk art, published by Sunish Chabba, 2018.
Bharata Major Arcana Tarot inspired by Indian art forms by Ishan Trivedi & Sunish Chabba, 2018.
Facsimile edition of Swiss suited deck first published by Johannes Müller in c.1840.