Souvenir gold-plated deck from the famous luxury Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. How much bling can you show off? See the Box►
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I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.
Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.
Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.
I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.
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.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
Randy Butterfield's House of Tudor playing cards feature detailed art in a high-quality collectible ...
Characters from the 2007 film Shrek the Third, a DreamWorks Animation production.
Advertising pack designed by James Hodges for a company specialising in regional cakes and biscuits....
Psychedelic designs promoting Louis De Poortere, a company selling carpets and rugs.
On-line offsite data backup publicity playing cards produced by The Bunker, United Kingdom, c. 2004....
Publicity pack for the East German furniture industry, with designs by Werner-Hans Schlegel.
Complete pack of 36 hand-painted and silk-inlaid playing cards with French suits made in Germany.
Clamcleats playing cards for sailors designed by Celia Allison, New Zealand, 1986.
American President Lines shipping souvenir playing cards, early to mid-1950s.
Official souvenir pack showing 52 coloured exhibits from the New York World’s Fair, 1964-6.
Publicity pack for Gibert Jeune, the famous Parisian bookshop, with designs by James Hodges.
‘Century of Progress’ Exposition playing cards produced by Western Playing Card Company, USA, 1933. ...
A flicker pack with different backs, advertising the Saab 900 Convertible motor car.
Multicoloured Belgian/Genoese pattern cards, probably printed by Fournier for Lebanon.
New York City souvenir playing cards with 53 different views of interest, USA, 1915.
Complete contents of a sample book of advertising cards by De La Rue
Nation’s capital souvenir playing cards published by the United States Playing Card Company, USA, 19...
Kyoto Souvenir playing cards by Nintendo aimed at the up and coming tourist industry, 1950s.
A celebration of some of Ireland’s most famous patriots, politicians and poets.
Promotional pack for a German steel hardening business, with designs by Costante Costantini.
Calendar events and visitor attractions to be found in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
Glico Almond Chocolate playing cards with designs by Izumi Tamai, produced by Nintendo, Japan.
This tarot deck captures the idealised Eastern world's magic from the eighteenth and nineteenth cent...
Alaska scenic playing cards featuring scenes of Alaskan life, USA, c. 1960.
Over the years I have collected a large number of mini-booklets and pocket guides offering rules and...
‘Amorcillos’ (Cupids), a masterpiece from the golden age of Spanish playing cards by Clemente Roxas,...