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Strongbow ‘House of Horror’

‘House of Horror’ Halloween deck published by Strongbow cider, 2015.

‘House of Horror’ Halloween deck published by Strongbow cider, 2015. The cards have a non-standard colour scheme for the suit symbols: yellow is used instead of red (yellow and black being the Strongbow cider colours). The pips also have Halloween image insets: spades have a bat; hearts a ‘ghost’; clubs a spider’s web and diamonds a spider, across all the pips and courts.

‘House of Horror’ deck published by Strongbow cider, 2015 ‘House of Horror’ deck published by Strongbow cider, 2015 ‘House of Horror’ deck published by Strongbow cider, 2015

Above: ‘House of Horror’ deck published by Strongbow cider, 2015.

‘House of Horror’ deck published by Strongbow cider, 2015
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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

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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.


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