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Published April 04, 2020 Updated June 09, 2022

Hanky-Panky

Hanky-Panky poker card game, California, c.1975.

1975 USA Hanky-Panky Products Patrick Frank Galloway Card Games Poker Add to Collection

Hanky-Panky is a card game based around the idea of strip poker. Cards show male and female items of clothing and are ranked like normal playing cards, with shoes and stockings ranking lowest, up to shirts and underwear ranking highest. After players examine their cards and discard unwanted cards, then comes the showdown. See the Rules

The game includes details of how to purchase Hanky-Panky Love Lotion, which comes in 6 flavours.

Hanky-Panky card game, c.1975 Hanky-Panky card game, c.1975

Above: Hanky-Panky card game, Hanky-Panky Products, San Leandro, California, c.1975. 52 cards + 2 extra cards in box.

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By Rex Pitts (1940-2021)

Member since January 30, 2009

Rex's main interest was in card games, because, he said, they were cheap and easy to get hold of in his early days of collecting. He is well known for his extensive knowledge of Pepys games and his book is on the bookshelves of many.

His other interest was non-standard playing cards. He also had collections of sheet music, music CDs, models of London buses, London Transport timetables and maps and other objects that intrigued him.

Rex had a chequered career at school. He was expelled twice, on one occasion for smoking! Despite this he trained as a radio engineer and worked for the BBC in the World Service.

Later he moved into sales and worked for a firm that made all kinds of packaging, a job he enjoyed until his retirement. He became an expert on boxes and would always investigate those that held his cards. He could always recognize a box made for Pepys, which were the same as those of Alf Cooke’s Universal Playing Card Company, who printed the card games. This interest changed into an ability to make and mend boxes, which he did with great dexterity. He loved this kind of handicraft work.

His dexterity of hand and eye soon led to his making card games of his own design. He spent hours and hours carefully cutting them out and colouring them by hand.


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