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Published February 23, 2016 Updated February 23, 2023

Teddy Bear Pack

The Teddy Bear pack of playing cards created by Peter Wood, 1994.

1994 United Kingdom Andrew Jones Art Cartamundi Peter Wood Designers Transformation Add to Collection

The Teddy Bear pack of transformed playing cards was created by Peter Wood and first published by Andrew Jones Art in 1994, a lovable collection showing teddies in unexpected situations on all the numeral cards. See the box

The Court Cards & Aces

The Teddy Bear pack of playing cards created by Peter Wood, 1994

Above: court cards and aces from the Teddy Bear pack of playing cards created by Peter Wood and published by Andrew Jones Art, 1994. Manufactured by Carta Mundi.

The Teddy Bear pack of playing cards created by Peter Wood, 1994

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In 1998, another edition of these cards was published under licence from Andrew Jones Art by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. The title card has different wording, and the text on the box has been changed. In fact, the pack has been given a new title, namely "The Teddy Bear Playing Cards and Card Games". Not exactly snappy! There is also a leaflet with rules of various card games - Roddy Somerville.

The Teddy Bear pack of playing cards created by Peter Wood, 1998 edition

Above: box and title card from 2nd edition, published under licence from Andrew Jones Art by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1998. Images courtesy Roddy Somerville.

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By Simon Wintle

Member since February 01, 1996

Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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