Willie Rushton’s “Pack of Royals” features caricatures of the Royal Family, 1995. Each ace, court card and joker carries a caricature of a different member of the Royal Family drawn by Willie Rushton. See the List of Illustrations►
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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.
Political caricatures by Giorgio Forattini published by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Italy, 1993.
A few new games survived and are still around today; most came and went and are only witnessed in th...
A political pack designed by Pino Zac and published in 1977 by Editions Arts et Lettres.
A miniature set of Goodall domino cards (5.9 x 3.5 cms) still in perfect condition.
A deck of 55 cards, celebrating the master of mystery, murder and mayhem, Alfred Hitchcock.
“1952-2002 commemorative deck” customised with doodles by an uncredited artist, UK, 2011.
Brazilian scenic aces with emperors of Brazil, Austria and France and other dignitaries on the court...
Historical playing cards by C. L. Wüst depicting monarchs of Brazil and Portugal.
Politicards 1980 in which Ronald Reagan defeated the incumbent Jimmy Carter, with caricatures by Kei...
“Playing Politics ’10: With no expenses spared” featuring caricatures by Oliver Preston, published b...
Playing Politics ’92: Pack of lies with caricatures by Grant Robertson, UK.
Facsimile of Winstanley’s Geographical cards produced by Harold & Virginia Wayland, 1967.
Great inventions playing cards designed by Gary Wyatt, United Kingdom, 2011.
Festive courts on a Waddingtons pack designed to celebrate Christmas 1980.
‘Gone to Pot’: special playing cards for keen gardeners, United Kingdom.
Roy Huteson Stewart's The Tarot Strikes Back combines Star Wars with Rider-Waite tarot imagery.
“Don’t come back” playing cards produced by Hounslow NHS Primary Care Trust and Feltham Young Offend...
Randy Butterfield's House of Tudor playing cards feature detailed art in a high-quality collectible ...
Pack featuring six images from the Disney film of the same name, on cards made for Eastern Europe.
Katie Abey’s rainbow-coloured designs using crazy animals to convey motivating phrases.
On-line offsite data backup publicity playing cards produced by The Bunker, United Kingdom, c. 2004....
54 different dinosaurs, both large and small, illustrated by Cecilia Fitzsimons.
Commemorative Olympic Playing Cards produced by Waddingtons exclusively for Stanley Gibbons Antiquar...