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Published February 16, 2017 Updated October 24, 2022

Pack of Royals

Willie Rushton’s “Pack of Royals” featuring caricatures of the Royal Family, 1995.

1995 United Kingdom Antony Bird Piatnik Willie Rushton Caricatures Royalty Add to Collection

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

Willie Rushton’s “Pack of Royals”, 1995
Willie Rushton’s “Pack of Royals”, 1995

Above: Willie Rushton’s “Pack of Royals”, published by Antony Bird and printed by Piatnik, 1995. Packs contain 52 cards + two jokers + a bridge score card (extra joker) and an information booklet printed in English, French and German, in order to make the pack more saleable elsewhere.

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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

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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