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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf card game published by Pepys Games, 1947.

Peter and the Wolf card game devised by Ern Shaw and published by Pepys Games, 1947, based on the animated anthology film produced by Walt Disney titled “Make Mine Music”. See the Box

Peter and the Wolf card game published by Pepys Games, 1947 Peter and the Wolf card game published by Pepys Games, 1947 Peter and the Wolf card game published by Pepys Games, 1947 Peter and the Wolf card game published by Pepys Games, 1947 Peter and the Wolf card game published by Pepys Games, 1947 Peter and the Wolf card game published by Pepys Games, 1947

Above: Peter and the Wolf card game published by Pepys Games, 1947.

Right: the back of the cards →

Peter and the Wolf card game published by Pepys Games, 1947