Sunish Chabba’s superb re-print of “On The Cards” or “A Motley Pack” by the Australian writer Garnet Walch in the form of a Christmas Annual features 40 transformed playing cards illustrated by Australian poet George Gordon McCrae. This lavish production is a gem for any collector.
McCrae’s cards are now produced for the first time as a separate deck, whilst the accompanying book contains Garnet Walch’s original text with a coloured version of McCrae’s cards. The facsimile edition is produced with grateful thanks to the State Library Melbourne. The set comes in two versions, Royal Edition & Heritage Edition. Available here►
A summary of the book in pdf format is available for readers of WoPC here►
‘Aphorisms on the Kiss’ published by C. A. Solbrig, Leipzig, 1808.
Hand-drawn Transformation cards, c.1870.
Bosch Puzzle Playing Cards by Sunish Chabba, 2020.
La Sibylle des Salons facsimile of 19th century deck published by J M Simon, 1979.
Alice with artwork by Jesús Blasco, published by Lo Scarabeo, 2003.
Facsimile of Swiss William Tell deck from c.1870 published by Lo Scarabeo.
Gulliver in the Land of Dwarfs quartet published by Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pößneck.
Puss in Boots card game manufactured by H. Fournier, 1981.
A facsimile of an early 19th century French-suited deck from the collection of F.X. Schmid.
Le Jeu du Destin Antique, originally published by Grimaud in XIX c., republished many times since...
Eroticartes with drawings by Pino Zac, 1983.
The Curator Deck with designs by Emmanuel José with suit symbols cleverly transformed into artistic designs.
Crikey! Classic British Comics playing cards published by Bird Playing Cards, 2013.
Sherlock Holmes deck with caricatures by Jeff Decker published by Gemaco Playing Card Co. 1989
Gulliver’s Travels card game no.293 published by Piatnik, c.1950.
Caleb Bartlett patriotic deck (reproduction), around 1835-40.
Authors quartet game published by Whitman Publishing Co., 1951.
Dickens Snap, c.1890.
Reproduction of Richard Blome’s Heraldic playing cards, 1684, presented to lady guests at WCMPC Summer Meeting in 1888.
Facsimile of ‘Wilhelm Tell’ Hungarian deck by Salamon Antal, Keczkemét, 1860.
Facsimile of “Le Jeu de la Guerre” designed by Gilles de la Boissière in 1698.
La Mariée du Mardi-Gras, published by Jeux et Jouets Français. Paris, early 1900s.
Mary Whitmore Jones and her Chastleton Patience Board by Tony Hall.
Wonderland Misfitz by C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd, c.1908.
World of Harry Potter playing cards produced by Winning Moves under Waddingtons Number 1 brand, 2019.
Vanity Fair No.41 Playing Cards by the United States Playing Card Co, 1895. All the number cards have been imaginatively transformed.
Boekenkwartet featuring illustrations from children's books, 1970s.
Aesop’s Fables playing cards by I. Kirk, c.1759.
Alice in Wonderland playing cards designed by Sasha Dounaevski, 2018.
Naipes “Martín Fierro” based on the epic poem by José Hernandez.
A Motley Pack - transformation playing cards & ‘On The Cards’ book facsimile published by Sunish Chabba, 2019.
Facsimile of patriotic 1878 Tyrolean playing cards published by Piatnik in 1992.
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, 2005.
Characters from the Chinese novel “The Water Margin” - 水滸撲克.
Avventure di Pinocchio by Dal Negro, based on Carlo Collodi’s famous 1883 novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio”.
Beatrix Potter’s Rummy published by Gibsons Games, c.1985.
Facsimile of Dondorf’s “Musikalisches Kartenspiel” (c.1862) published by Lo Scarabeo, 2004
Harry Potter Hogwarts playing cards, c.2016.
Facsimile edition of Swiss suited deck first published by Johannes Müller in c.1840.
Palladin Parlour & Playing Cards by Laura Sutherland, published by Palladin Paperworks, Santa Cruz CA., 1983.