Military Pin Up playing cards is the latest deck created by Sviatoslay Pashchuk (Ukraine) and produced by NPCC.
Sviatoslay Pashchuk is a great fan of Gil Elvgren.
The cards feature gorgeous pin-up style images of models with an armed forces flavour, who will be waiting for their men back home...
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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.
Sergeant-Major card game devised by W.G.Smith
‘Vargas Girls’ paintings by Alberto Vargas in a deck of cards published by Creative Playing Card Co Missouri.
Feminine beauty has been appreciated since prehistory.
Portraits of a Lady by Lo Scarabeo, 2003.
Celebrity Pin-up deck no.5513 by unknown publisher.
Classic 1940s Pulp Pin-Up covers on playing cards from China, c.2010.
Römihártya pin-up deck from Hungary.
Anma US Armed Forces, 1942.
Eroticartes with drawings by Pino Zac, 1983.
Baby Dolls pinup deck designed by Willy Mayrl, published by Piatnik, 1957.
Darling pin-up playing cards designed by Heinz Villiger, c.1950s-60s.
Pin-up Rummy Playing Cards, made in Hungary, c.1970.
Naval and Military Families produced by Prince and Princess Louis of Battenberg, printed by Ernst Nister of Nuremberg, c.1905-10.
Bathing Beauties throughout the ages, published in Hungary, 1967.
‘Tease Me’ 1960s glamour pack.
On Guard military card game published by J. Jaques & Son, c.1880.
Hungarian pin-up deck illustrated by Imre Sebök, c.1960.
Patriotic Misfitz published by C.W Faulkner & Co, Ltd, c.1906.
Chérie No 7022 designed by Hans & Louise Neupert, nice vibrant artwork, swinging 60s
Photographic playing cards - each face having an "art study" of a female nude, Mayall Press, Stockwell, London, c.1946.
“What the Butler Saw” playing cards depicting tasteful photography of the female body.
“Victory” by Pepys Games, a splendid game with caricatures of British and German leaders, published in 1940.
Hollywood Stars by Maple Leaf B.V., Amsterdam, 1957
Stylish playing cards featuring the glamorous, superpowered female stars of the alternate reality world of DC Comics, published by 'Forbidden Planet', 2015
The “Cavalry Game” manufactured by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd, c.1900-10.
“Olivia’s Lucky Ladies” glamour model playing cards produced by Ozone Productions Ltd, USA, 2004
In 2010 Playboy Fragrances (Coty) released a 'gaming' set promotion comprising two decks of identical cards, one set of five dice and poker chips.
Ordnance Recognition Playing Cards cards designed to help people at risk from unexploded bombs
ARRCO Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1935 - c.1970s.
“Shapely” non-standard adult playing cards manufactured by Angel Playing Cards Co., Japan, 1980
Pin-up deck given free with Paparazzi magazine, 2005
Spanish-suited playing cards featuring the ‘Glorious’ ladies swimwear collection for 1995, designed by Estudio Fileni/Mendióroz.
Global Unrest uses a traditional playing card style mixed with a WWII military twist..
The King of Acorns is supposed to represent Prince Otto; the King of Leaves is Maximilian II; the King of Bells is Ludwig II; the King of Hearts is Ludwig I wearing a general's uniform. The court cards are all male, but some of the numeral cards depict women.
This deck is commonly known as the “Anheuser-Busch Spanish-American War deck”, issued at the end of the war.
“26th Yankee Division Playing Cards” was designed by Alban B. Butler, Jr and printed by the Press of the Woolly Whale, New York, in 1933.
Tobacco insert cards were a very successful marketing innovation which started in the nineteenth century.
Over the years eight different Aces of Spades were used with this brand and the Joker was also modified several times.
The Joker is particularly persuasive, whilst the Ace of Spades has a battle scene involving artillery, with Navy ships in the distance and the statue of the goddess of Freedom in the middle.
Piatnik was known for their magnificent quality of chromo-lithographic printing, and this facsimile, or reprint, of “Soldaten Tarock No. 217” is virtually as magnificent as the original.